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Earth Day and Skincare

Posted by Dan Narsete on

 

Happy Earth Day! We love our planet, but some of the changes to the earth are not loving our skin. Regardless if you believe in climate change pollution is rising and is all around us. Whether we are driving our kiddos to soccer practice, running into Starbucks to get our late afternoon caffeine fix, or taking a jog around the park, these daily activities can wreak havoc on our skin. 

To understand what is happening to our skin and to improve our overall skin health, we need to understand how free radicals work so we can combat them. 

Free Radicals

Free radicals destroy health skin. It’s kind of like your crazy, unstable girlfriend (we all have them) that causes drama everywhere she goes. She needs help. Drama is SO Real Housewives and we’re over it.  Same with free radicals.  We are SO over them.  Sexy antioxidants to the rescue. 

Antioxidants

The Chinese have been drinking green tea for centuries and swear by its effectiveness to fight off free radicals. They were ahead of their times.  Green tea extract is a powerful antioxidant, and you can find it in a lot of skincare products for that reason. 

Other popular antioxidants in skincare are Vitamins C and E.  These vitamins help to stabilize the molecular structure of your skin cells - it’s good juju. Think yoga for the skin.  You shouldn’t go a morning without them, especially if you live in a bustling city and surrounded by a lot of pollution and environmental aggressors.

We get bombarded every day with these little villains called free radicals, even on Earth Day.  Thankfully, we have super heros to the rescue.  If you haven’t already, start incorporating antioxidant serums into your morning regimen and make sure the % of antioxidants are in efficacious levels.  How do you know if they work?  To be confident with efficacy of ingredients, use medical grade based skincare that have been researched to fight those darn radicals. Try taking our skin care quiz to find the right anti-oxidants for your skin type. We know you want to…

 

Happy Combatting,

Team Reflect

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