29 Apr

3 Ingredients to Defend Your Skin

There are numerous techniques to maintaining healthy, younger looking skin. Kathleen Stegman, R.N., M.A. of Midwest Medical Aesthetics recommends a papaya face mask, which is a natural skin remedy that tastes delicious! You can also use widely available face creams, just be sure that they contain one of more of these skin-pampering ingredients:

1.) Sunscreen – Sunscreen acts as a protective barrier between you and the elements: UVA and UVB rays, dry air and more. Sun damage is the main culprit of wrinkles, discoloration and hyper pigmentation.  Many people go without sunblock, not considering their sun exposure while waiting in traffic or running errands. Use sunscreen year round and even on days when you don’t anticipate outdoor activities. Many face creams come with SPF 15 sunblock and above.

2.) Antioxidants- Antioxidants are free radical fighting heroes for your skin. They’re composed of natural vitamins and nutrients and come from a variety of sources such as grapes, coffee berries and green tea. Without antioxidants, our skin is vulnerable to discoloration, wrinkles, and even certain types of cancers.

3.) Retinoids are derived from vitamin A. They are proven to restore collagen in the skin and are frequently included in skin care products to release debris from pores and even skin tone.

Before buying any skin care product, check the label! A bit of research goes a long way to healthy, radiant skin.

Source: Lougheed