What are Antioxidants and Why are they Important

When browsing skincare products, a lot of them, including those offered by us at Fièra, will mention that their products contain antioxidants.

They’ll say how that’s a good thing, but a lot of products won’t bother to explain why it’s so great that their concealer or other skincare product contains antioxidants.

So, let’s break down what antioxidants are, why they’re so important, and why it’s important to pick products that contain them when thinking about what’s best for you and your skin.

What are antioxidants? What do they do?

Antioxidants are, at their most basic level, a type of molecule that’s responsible for keeping your body working normally.

They accomplish this by breaking down another type of molecule, specifically a compound, called a free radical. Free radicals can cause varying illnesses including diabetes, cataracts, and even cancer.

Free radicals and antioxidants are both naturally occurring molecules in your body, but don’t let that worry you too much.

Free radicals, like most things, are fine in moderation, and they’re even essential to bodily functions such as fighting infections through your immune system. It’s only when their numbers become too great that any harm can be caused.

However, most people will generally agree that it’s better to keep problems from happening instead of rushing to try to fix them.

So a healthy amount of antioxidant supplements in your routine can keep free radicals in check more effectively than just the antioxidants your body naturally produces.

Most people supplement their antioxidant levels by eating more fruits and vegetables as most of those are naturally rich in antioxidants, but you can also take an extra step of precaution by incorporating them into your makeup routine as well.

How do they fit into your skincare routine?

Antioxidants in your skincare routine still fight free radicals, but they’ll also achieve different things as well that are unique to their work in skincare products.

For example, antioxidants can reduce sunspots and combat signs of aging such as loose or wrinkling skin. 

The last point specifically is why Fièra makes it a point to include Vitamin C, a prominent antioxidant, in our Fièra Citrus Stem C Serum. Vitamin C is just one of the ingredients in the serum that are specifically chosen for their benefits for older women. Another ingredient is the natural chamomilla flower which can reduce inflammation and redness.  

Becoming older doesn’t mean that you should feel any less confident in your body, and if signs of aging such as damage from the sun or wrinkles are affecting your confidence, then daily usage of the serum can help you to reclaim your confidence.

Daily usage, though, is an important point. Antioxidants in serums should be thought of like vitamin supplements that you take daily. Taking one vitamin once won’t give you the same consistent health advantages as taking them daily would.

Given time, the serum and the antioxidants will get to work repairing damage and preventing new damage from occurring.

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