When it comes to maintaining the youthful look of your skin, there can be many elements working against you; namely environmental elements that can stress out your skin on a daily basis. The sun’s rays and free radicals from air pollution can cause the appearance of visible fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
And, since staying under the covers day-in and day-out isn’t an option – or a worthwhile one! – you can look to skin care products formulated with antioxidants to help. Topically applied skin care products with antioxidants may help offer your skin additional protection against the damaging effects of your daily environment. One antioxidant to keep an eye out for: Acai. The nutrient-dense acai berry is derived from a species of palm tree mostly native to Brazil. It is known to possess high concentrations of essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A, B, C, and E. When infused into cosmetic formulas, acai can help to improve skin’s appearance.
Your body has a supply of naturally occurring antioxidants already in place to help it protect itself against oxidative stress, but skin care products formulated with antioxidants can help to give your skin a little extra defense and help neutralize cell-damaging free radicals on the surface of your skin that are present in the environment. Remember, daily SPF application is the most important step in your anti-aging efforts. For this reason, acai berry formulated skin care products can often be found in cosmetics like day and nighttime moisturizers, serums and face masks too.
Eating berries and other fruits can give your body a boost, but topically applying products formulated with the same antioxidants found in berries and fruits to your skin can also help.