Antioxidants: The Nutrients Your Skin Needs This Summer

When it comes to maintaining healthy, young-looking skin, nutrition is important. Think of your skin the same way you would your overall health. In addition to some of the more obvious skincare measures you can take like protecting your skin from sun damage and eating right, using skincare products that contain certain nutrients can have an extremely positive effect on the condition and quality of your skin. Today we’ll be focusing on antioxidants like vitamin C.

Antioxidants The Nutrients Your Skin Needs This Summer

Oxidation is a natural occurrence. In the case of our skin, oxidation mainly results from free radicals (AKA unstable atoms) that form at the cellular level of the skin due to exposure to the Sun’s UV rays. Effects of oxidation on the skin include an increased risk of skin cancer as well as the destruction of collagen which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants help protect the skin by neutralizing these free radicals and reducing the effects of oxidation by keeping the skin’s cellular structure intact.

Vitamin C, one of the most-common and effective antioxidants for skin protection, helps fight off sun damage and skin cancer by speeding up the skin’s natural repair systems. In addition to protecting the skin, vitamin C can help protect collagen in the skin and aide in new collagen production necessary to repair some of the more common signs of aging like skin discoloration and wrinkles.

Here at AYA™ Medical Spa, we offer a wide variety of skincare products with vitamin C and other antioxidants that can be used to complement our skincare treatments & services as part of a balanced skincare regimen. They range from medical-grade sunscreens to moisturizers, and much more. For instance, Regenica® Replenishing Crème is perfect for maintaining healthier, younger-looking facial skin. This hydrating cream uses vitamin C and salicylic acid to gently exfoliate the facial skin, while utilizing vitamin A to promote the production of collagen. We recommend Obagi C® Fx C-Clarifying Serum for patients trying to reduce the appearance of dark spots, facial lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

Every person’s skin is unique. We happily recommend antioxidants like vitamin C to all of our patients. Though the best way to gain a better understanding of your skin and find the products and treatments that may benefit you most is to come in to AYA™ for a complimentary skincare analysis. Our skincare experts specialize in finding the perfect regimen for even the most difficult-to-maintain skin types and tones. For more information or to schedule your skincare analysis today, please contact AYA™ Medical Spa. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more skincare tips and updates.