Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
Antioxidants have become very popular in skin care for their anti-aging and skin-beautifying properties. In fact, many Apsara products contain antioxidants because we want your skin to get the very best natural care. However, for those who don’t know much about antioxidants, you might not understand just how powerful they actually are. In a nutshell, antioxidants can undo premature signs of aging because they are capable of minimizing the damage free radicals do to your skin. Thus, using antioxidant-rich products on your skin can lead to beautiful, ageless skin.
While there are more antioxidants in the world than we can count on our hands, we have a few that we like to use regularly. Today, you will learn 5 natural ingredients that are known for their antioxidant potential. You must have some, if not all, of these in your skin care routine if you want to radically slow down aging. All of these antioxidants are used to make many Apsara products so if any of these natural ingredients intrigues you, we invite you to click the links we will share with you below.
In case you didn’t know, turmeric is one of Apsara Skin Care’s very favorite natural ingredients. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda to improve skin glow, banish blemishes, and fade signs of premature aging. While not much was known about turmeric and its benefits in the past, we now know that it contains a compound called curcumin, which is responsible for turmeric’s anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, skin-evening, and antioxidant properties. Thanks to curcumin, turmeric can help you get more beautiful skin. Turmeric may temporarily stain your skin if you use too much of it so if you don’t want to risk getting a yellow hue on your skin, you should try a turmeric-based product to get its benefits instead. For example, at Apsara Skin Care, we have the Turmeric Facial Cleanser and Rosewater and Turmeric Facial Toner, both of which can be an amazing part of your skin care routine.
Since turmeric is a spice, you can add a little bit to your food so that your body absorbs these antioxidants internally. Antioxidants are great for your internal health too because they can curb inflammation and keep your cells healthy.
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Another antioxidant-rich natural ingredient that we love using is saffron. Like turmeric, saffron has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years to achieve even, radiant skin. Saffron contains antioxidants such as crocin, crocetin, and safranal, which help diminish hyperpigmentation, unevenness of skin, and dark spots.
While saffron is a spice that can supply some antioxidants internally, it is very expensive. If you don’t cook with saffron regularly, it might be a waste to purchase the raw ingredient. As a result, you may be more interested in finding out how to incorporate saffron into your skin care routine. One such way is by using ROOP Saffron Bright Skin Potion, which harnesses the power of saffron into a facial serum that you can use morning and night.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the most recognizable nutrients in the world, yet you may not know that Vitamin C is known for its anti-aging properties, too. Not only is Vitamin C an antioxidant, but it has also been studied to promote collagen production. More collagen means that fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging will start to look less pronounced.
Of course, you can absorb Vitamin C internally by eating many fruits and vegetables, for example, lemons, papayas, and kale; your daily recommended intake is between 65 to 90 milligrams (mg). However, if you want to make sure that your skin gets enough Vitamin C so that it looks more glowing and youthful, we suggest trying the Rosehip & Citrus Nighttime Facial Serum. This serum can fade unevenness and brighten up your skin.
Turmeric and saffron can be easy to use on your skin if you have the right remedy. Combining them together can help you get glowing, spotless skin naturally. Watch this video to learn more. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
4. Wheat Germ Oil
Wheat germ oil is an antioxidant-rich natural ingredient due to the presence of Vitamin E, which is a superior antioxidant. Aside from that, wheat germ oil can be used to radically slow down signs of aging because it contains fatty acids. These compounds, which include omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids, are capable of deeply nourishing your skin cells and diminishing inflammation, redness, and irritation. Your skin needs fatty acids if you want it to be healthy and look more youthful.
Unlike the natural ingredients we’ve mentioned before, wheat germ oil should not be consumed by itself. Instead, if you’re curious about wheat germ oil’s benefits on your skin, you should try our Sweet Almond & Wheatgerm Facial Serum, which can nourish your skin and minimize signs of aging.
5. Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot seed oil is an essential oil made from, you guessed it, carrot seeds. As an essential oil, carrot seed oil has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties. Not only can carrot seed oil reverse free radical damage, but it is also believed that this natural ingredient can protect your skin from sun damage and UV damage.
Carrot seed oil may be a little difficult for you to find so we recommend using our Carrot Seed Face Lotion, a perfect skin care product for dry and dehydrated skin. Interestingly, while carrot seed oil lacks Vitamin A and Vitamin C, carrots themselves possess both of those nutrients. Since Vitamin A and Vitamin C can help radically slow down aging, you should include more carrots into your diet if you want to get youthful skin from within.
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