At Forest Spa Finland we are a little obsessed with antioxidants, which is why they play a central role in our formulations. Antioxidants are known for providing significant benefits to the body and skin. But what exactly are they? What are the specific benefits of antioxidants? And what’s the best way to ensure your skin is receiving enough of them? We’re going to unwrap all of the myths about these key ingredients that you’ll find in our nordic adaptogen supplements and share our tips on how to make sure your skin is glowing from the inside out.
After all, there’s no point in layering serums and creams onto your skin if you’re not nourishing it with the building blocks it requires to be healthy and vibrant.
What are antioxidants?
To put it simply, antioxidants are substances (chemical compounds) that help to protect the body from harmful damage caused by free radicals and environmental factors. Antioxidants are naturally occurring in the form of vitamins and minerals and it’s advised to pack your body with as many natural sources of them as you can through diet and supplements.
Eating a diet that’s high in fruit and vegetables is a great way to ensure you’re getting enough antioxidants. Nourishing your body from the inside with a good diet and additional supplements is extremely important to ward off any free radicals. So make sure you’re supplying your body with enough antioxidants to ward off illnesses and of course keep your skin glowing by eating a healthy diet full of foods such as dark chocolate, berries and kale.
The benefits of antioxidants for your skin
Your skin gets exposed to a lot of free radicals every single day which can contribute to ageing. Not only can this leave our skin looking tired and lack-lustre, but we can also start to see fine lines and wrinkles appearing on the surface of the skin. The free radicals attach themselves to collagen in your skin and attack it causing your skin to lose elasticity over time. So it needs antioxidant protection. But no need to worry, this can be avoided by using skincare products with antioxidant properties and taking our antioxidant supplements.
Products containing high levels of antioxidants help protect your skin against environmental aggressors including UV light rays and pollution. Some antioxidants also have other benefits such as:
- Brightening your skin
- Calming irritation
- Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
- Protecting against sun damage and dark spots
- Reducing inflammation
- Preventing skin ageing
The best antioxidant supplements
Our Nordic adaptogen supplements are packed full of vegan ingredients that are extremely beneficial for your skin and its immune system. We source our ingredients from the finest areas of Finland to boost your daily skin health ritual, conveniently.
The Chaga mushroom extract used in our supplements has one of the highest ORAC scores (Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity) for antioxidants ever recorded in any natural food. Alongside other ingredients such as Rhodiola Rosea, Wild Bilberry, Pine Bark extract and Piperine can provide your body with the building blocks it needs to strengthen, repair and restore your skin. After all, skin immunity wellness starts from within!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about antioxidants and their benefits for your skin. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! And remember, a healthy diet and good skincare routine are the best ways to keep your skin looking its best. But if you want to give your skin a little extra boost, our Nordic adaptogen supplements are perfect for you. Order yours today.