4 reasons your skin needs antioxidants

4 reasons your skin needs antioxidants

Eating foods rich in antioxidants, like seaweed, can do wonders for your health, but did you know that it also benefits your skin? In fact, out of all your organs, your skin might get the most from antioxidants. Here are four reasons why adding more antioxidants to your diet can improve your skincare routine:

1. Helps your skin as you age

As you get older, your skin loses its firmness when collagen production slows, and you get fine lines and wrinkles. Everyone accepts this as a natural part of aging, but antioxidants are actually effective in slowing this process. They slow the effect of free radicals, which start the oxidation process that damages skin cells, and promote collagen production, firming your skin and reducing the look of wrinkles. If you keep replenishing antioxidants in your body, you're left with a healthy, youthful complexion.

2. Fights inflammation

Antioxidants are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties. They increase circulation and cell metabolism, making them effective at fighting certain skin damage, like acne, and giving you a more even skin tone.

3. Reduces scars

That anti-inflammation effect is also beneficial to scars. Scar tissue has a different cell structure than healthy skin, making it rigid and difficult to heal. Antioxidants increase blood flow to the area, which reduces the look of the scar and promotes the development of new skin.

4. Repairs sun damage

In the same way they fight inflammation and scarring, antioxidants also help repair sun damage. Unlike topical sunscreens and lotions, antioxidants work against sun damage by strengthening the skin from within. The way antioxidants promote blood flow and collagen fights against the effects of sun damage, like dryness and wrinkles.

To add more antioxidants to your diet, try Seagreens Food Granules and Capsules. Research by Newcastle University found that Seagreens seaweed products have a high antioxidant capacity, higher than that of fruits or vegetables. More importantly, that high level remains intact throughout digestion and releases a high concentration of antioxidants in the gut lumen, making it a great source of antioxidants because it can mop up free radicals in the gut and bloodstream.

Every Seagreens product contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that can be found in all-natural, organic seaweed. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. All Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.

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