Our Stance On Oxidants is - ANTI!

It’s summer!  Well, in my head it’s summer, the “actual” day summer begins is June 21st.  But back to living in my head - “It’s Summer!” I’ve been at the pool at least 6 times so far and have been soaking up the sun!  My goal is to get the deepest, richest tan that I can possibly get, all while using SPF!

…. And if you love summer, like I love summer….

You’ll need to follow my 2 step rule  to make sure you’re protected.

Rule #1: Don’t Be An ASS - just shut up and use sunscreen.  

I’m the guy at the pool with my friends making sure everyone’s re-applying my ClearChoice Sport Shield Extreme SPF 55 to their nose and ears!  I’m super paranoid about having to get the end of my nose or top of my ear clipped off!  I’m also the guy who uses my Light Day Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 37 - every single day!

Rule #2: Use A Potent Antioxidant 2 Times A Day!  

See, here’s how it works.  Oxidation is bad! Ever cut an apple and let it sit out and watch the white turn brown?  Brown = Oxidation. Boo! Now, let me bring it back to you! You’re the Apple - when you turn brown in the sun - that’s oxidation.  Well, technically, the brown is Melanin, which is the result of the oxidation of the amino acid Tyrosine in your skin. So the sun is oxidizing an amino acid in your skin and that’s causing the production of melanin which is giving you the golden glow!  

Now - you know that all of that oxidation in the skin isn’t good.  It just totally wrecks everything that’s good, so you have to go in there and fight back!  Our stance on oxidants is ANTI! We are anti-oxidant! That’s right. Make sure you give your skin some powerful weapons to fight back oxidation!  This will help you fight Father Time and Mother Nature! I’m not a fan of either of them - it’s a cruel world when my 28 year old brain is behind a 48 year old face!  But I’m still fighting!

Powerful antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, E will help your skin fight free radicals that can cause all types of problems including cancer.  There are so many different types of skincare products that contain potent antioxidants. We reached out to our some of our favorite brands to ask for their best antioxidant product!   

5 Free Radical Killing Yummy Choices

Strawberry Cleanser by Saian Skincare

Winner of Les Nouvelles Ethetiques Best of the Best 2014 in the Cleanser Category!

This light and silky foaming cleanser removes surface impurities and all traces of make-up with no irritation. Amazingly refreshing and smooth, this cleanser naturally moisturizes with Strawberry Oil and Lycopene. Natural, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, artificial color-free, artificial-color free.

Illuminating Eye by E.F. Tropics

5 in 1 Eye Treatment! This new, safe, innovative formula contains some of the fastest and most efficient skin lightening, lifting and firming ingredients available. Powerful antioxidants + Potent Peptides will:  Brighten The Eye Area; Reduce the Appearance of Under Eye Bags; Reduce the Appearance of Under Eye Dark Circles; Reduce the Appearance of Side Temple Wrinkles; Reduce The Appearance of Sagging Upper Eye Lid!

Nutrient Serum by Ginamarie Skincare

The  Nutrient Serum is a product for all ages but particularly for clients concerned about aging skin. Enriched with vitamins and antioxidants, the Nutrient Serum nourishes and heals. This serum dramatically changes the skin within seconds both in tone and texture. The Nutrient Serum is extremely effective in repairing sun-damaged skin, reducing fine lines and making them less noticeable.

Vitamin C Reversal Serum by Circadia

Circadia’s age defying Vitamin C Reversal Serum delivers advanced environmental protection with the most stable and active form of vitamin c, inhibiting the breakdown of collagen and fights free radical damage. Partnered with Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C Reversal Serum infuses moisture and delivers ultimate protection.

Ageless CBD Serum by dmSkincare

This youth-preserving serum features CBD and Hemp oil, powerful antioxidants that are more potent than vitamins A, C, and E. CBD & Hemp oil also regulate the cell lifecycle and provide anti-inflammatory benefits to combat the effects of aging, breakouts and dry skin.  This free radical fighter provides ultimate skin protection and supports optimal skin health. Hyaluronic acid and Red Seaweed plump skin and improve hydration, resulting in a smooth, radiant texture.

Our list offers an antioxidant option for cleansing, eye cream and 3 facial serums.  You can choose from CBD and Hemp Oil antioxidants or the more traditional Vitamins A, C and E. Fortify your skin with some of the most respected brands of professional skincare!

Thanks to Ginamarie Skincare, dmSkincare, Circadia, E.F. Tropics and Saian Natural Skincare for sponsoring this article.