To understand more about antioxidants, we must first be familiar with the term ‘free radicals’, as they both go hand in hand. In a nutshell, free radicals are unstable molecules that can wreak havoc on our skin, such as causing dark spots and fine lines.
For more information on free radicals, see our previous blogpost.
Now that you understand what free radicals are, what role do antioxidants play?
Antioxidants help neutralise and balance out free radicals when levels get too high. As we are exposed to free radicals in our daily lives, it can be difficult to avoid them completely.
Antioxidants help slow down and pause the effects of free radicals which can help protect us from diseases and/or skin damage which includes premature ageing! They protect the skin against oxidative damage caused by free radicals and against environmental aggressors such as pollution and UV exposure. Hence, incorporating antioxidants in our routine can help fight against them.
Tip: Antioxidants are also known for their extremely powerful anti-ageing properties! They can also help brighten skin, calm irritation and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Where can antioxidants be found?
Antioxidants can be found in food such as kale, spinach, dark chocolate and blueberries.
In terms of skincare, antioxidants are found in a large range of products, in the forms of Vitamins A, C and E.
At Sigi Skin, we are highly committed to incorporating superfoods that are packed with antioxidants in all of our skincare to chauffeur you to Your Skin’s Happy Place. To find out more on our favourite must-haves, here are some of our recommendations that contains essential antioxidants you will need in your routine:
- Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen - Contains avocado extracts as a superfood which is rich in Vitamin C and E that can help fight free radicals and prevent acne at the same time!
Bonus: Morning Glow also has niacinamide that helps in ironing out fine lines and strengthening of skin barrier.
- Tea-Tox 20% Probiotics Sheet Mask - Contains Yuzu extracts as a superfood that erases free radical damage accumulated during a day out. It is rich in Vitamin C and also helps brighten skin complexion and stimulate collagen
Bonus: Tea-Tox has a formula that guarantees an instant glow that lasts for 2-3 days straight!
- Dream Capsule Overnight Sleeping Mask - Contains Bakuchiol, a vegan and pregnancy-safe ingredient to retinol that is a natural antioxidant to visibly reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused by environmental exposure. It also helps decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a potent soothing effect on skin.
Bonus: Dream Capsule plumps up skin while you are sleeping to gift you supple and soft skin in the morning!