It’s that time of year again, we’re celebrating our favorite antioxidant — Vitamin C!
Nutrition, stress, pollution, and the mega-powerful UV sun rays we all experience here in Florida are among some of the everyday environmental aggressors that affect our skin in BIG WAY. They can cause our skin to look dull, dry and uneven…just overall unhealthy. This is why we always encourage the daily use of antioxidants like Vitamin C. Antioxidants target free radicals to help fight against oxidative stress and defy premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and dryness.
Environmental Aggressors: What Are Free Radicals?
Free radicals are molecules with unparied electrons on their outer shell. Electrons like be in pairs, so the free radical steals an electron from a different molecule to stabilize itself.
Oxidative Stress: What Do Free Radicals Do?
The lack of electrons then causes stress to skin cells. Oxidative stress causes the skin to appear dull, dry and prematurely aged.
Antioxidant Benefits: Creating Happy Skin!
When applied to the skin, antioxidants donate electrons to free radicals, stabilizing them and stopping them from harming the skin. Antioxidant=moisturized, bright, and smooth skin.
Obagi Professional-C Serums are packed with the industry gold standard L-Ascorbic Acid, the most powerful form of vitamin C aka an essential skincare antioxidant. Make sure you’re using your serum every day to DEFEND your skin from free radicals!