It is pretty well known and accepted nowadays that Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun cause damage to the skin. UV rays penetrate deep, and generate oxygen-free radicals which can mutate collagen, elastin, and even DNA.
“In time, visible signs of this destruction appear in the form of dark spots, premature wrinkling, redness, actinic keratoses, and possibly even skin cancers,” states Dr. Craig Inger, MD, a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and owner of DermaCure of Valencia.
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In addition to a broad spectrum sunblock, antioxidants play a crucial role in helping the body prevent premature aging, as well as preventing mutations in healthy cells, which can lead to skin cancers.
Dr. Ingber explains, “While sunblock protects the surface of the skin temporarily, and reapplication is recommended every couple of hours, antioxidants provide protection at a cellular level for 24 hours.”
“Many patients ask if the daily vitamin C tablet that they are taking provides enough protection? The answer is not exactly,” Dr. Ingber expresses. “Many individuals do not achieve even the minimum daily requirement through diet or supplements. Furthermore, body control mechanisms tightly control the amounts available by oral ingestion to the cells.”
Recent studies show that topical application of optimized antioxidant combinations can provide up to 96 percent reduction of sunburn cells, and prevention of DNA mutating thymine dimers.
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Antioxidant serums like CE Ferulic and Phloretin CF by Skinceuticals, provide powerful, pharmaceutical grade protection against oxidative damage, reverse existing photodamage, and stimulate collagen.
DermaCure of Valencia will be offering these serums the entire month of February at 20% off. Stop by DermaCure and pick up a free sample.
Source: Santa Clarita News