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January 2, 2014 11:18 AM | By Spa Specialists | No Comments
If you’re like most people, you want smooth, healthy skin, but maybe you don’t want to wade through hundreds of chemically laden products to get it. That’s where antioxidants can help. Incorporating the right antioxidants into your diet and skin care routine can have a positive effect on your skin.
Your skin is your largest organ, so it is important to take care of it. Antioxidants protect your skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Antioxidants in skin care products can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging. From calming inflamed skin to tightening and toning, antioxidants offer great benefits from natural sources.
Antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and enzymes (proteins inside your body) that can help to prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue. Antioxidants do this by slowing or preventing the effect of free radicals, which start oxidation — a process that causes damage from oxygen that can lead to cell dysfunction. If you’ve seen a peeled apple turn brown, you’ve seen oxidation in action. As antioxidants block the effects of free radicals, they end up being oxidized. This is why it’s important to constantly replenish your supply of antioxidants.
Our winter seasonal treatments can help to kick start your New Year with a proper skin care routine jammed packed with antioxidants of Cranberry, Pomegranate and Green Tea. Each ingredient alone provides properties that are beneficial to your skin care needs. All three combined offer a powerful regiment for your skin care routine. Let’s take a look at each ingredient.
Cranberry is a versatile fruit with far reaching health benefits. Its medicinal properties have been recognized since centuries. Native Americans would use raw cranberries to dress wounds. It regenerates, moisturizes and brightens the skin. Cranberries are actually a type of acidic berries that are rich in vitamin C and believed to contain excellent infection fighting properties. A source of phytochemicals known as condensed tannins; these berries are powerful antioxidant and natural antiseptic with anti-inflammatory effect.
Pomegranate was recently included in the elite group of super fruits because of its amazing health benefits. It carries excellent skin care properties including moisturizing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps the skin defend itself from free radicals, which cause premature aging. It supports and maintains immune, reproductive, circulatory, digestive, metabolic, and skin health. It has the ability to soothe, protect, and moisturize dry, cracked, and irritated skin, as well as to improve skin elasticity and promote cellular rejuvenation. Pomegranates help protect the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) and helps with skin cell regeneration in the epidermis and dermis (inner layer), increasing circulation and healing the skin. It contains a host of powerful antioxidant components, which are responsible brightening or lightening the skin tone.
Green tea compounds have significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, with studies suggesting green tea extracts can help prevent ultraviolet radiation damage. It is one of the strongest anti-oxidants known but it also has anti cellulite benefits. Green tea increases skin elasticity, giving your skin a more youthful appearance. It promotes collagen formation, an important component for keeping the skin firm and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Come in today to the Spa at Fearrington and experience one or all three of our Cranberry, Pomegranate and Green Tea seasonal treatments. Start with a cup of green tea before you begin a Seasonal Body Exfoliation followed by a Seasonal Manicure and Pedicure. Book all three treatments today and receive 10% off your spa treatments. Take time out and start your New Year by starting a new regiment for your skin.