Natural Skincare, Antioxidants & Honey
What are antioxidants that everyone keeps talking about? There seems to be a general consensus that they are good for your skin but just how do they work and what do they do?
In simple terms, oxygen (aka oxidation) has a damaging and ageing effect on the body and skin cells. An antioxidant is a substance such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene or polyphenol that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism. Antioxidants protect the body and skin cells from oxidation. In more technical terms an antioxidant is related to free radicals.