An orange a day keeps the dermatologist away.
First, let us evoke a nostalgic childhood memory.
The buzzer sounds. It’s half-time. You jog over to the bench. Your coach starts giving you and your team mates a spray about all the things that went wrong in the first half. It’s cold. Your muscles are aching. Jimmy passes you the box of oranges his mum has cut up for the team. You sink your teeth into one. The cold, citric juice tastes delicious. You immediately feel energized and rejuvenated.
But, did you ever stop to wonder why on earth you were eating oranges during the half-time break at a sporting event? Maybe the thought never crossed your mind because you were too busy listening to what your coach had to say…
In either case, oranges are loaded with natural sugars which will give you energy for the second half, compensating for the depletion of glycogen from your muscles. Oranges are also loaded with Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant in the human body.
What is an antioxidant, you might ask?
Yes, you- the reader that didn’t pay attention in year 9 chemistry class. Antioxidants serve an important role in the body’s immune system, stimulating the activity of white blood cells - the kind that help fight against illness and disease - and by neutralizing free radical molecules, which in excess can damage cells and genetic material. In summary, they are the guardians in your immune system.
Free radical molecules are the inevitable byproduct of turning food into energy. They are also formed after exercise, or after exposure to cigarette smoke, air pollution, and sunlight.
Two of the main antioxidants our body uses are Vitamin C and Vitamin E which are commonly found in fruits and vegetables such as oranges. Daily consumption of these will help keep our body protected against harmful free radicals.
I don’t want to eat my veggies, mum.
Perhaps you haven’t been eating enough fruit and vegetables? Yes, you- the reader that is following the trendy carnivore diet. Well, the good news is that these antioxidants can also be applied to the skin topically, using antioxidant skincare products.
Enter the Australian skincare products from Tomorrow. We have your antioxidant skincare needs covered. In particular, two of our skincare products - the Structure Serum and Gel Moisturiser - are loaded with antioxidants including Vitamin C, Niacinamide and Vitamin E.
Not only does antioxidant skincare keep your skin protected from harmful free radicals, but the antioxidants provide other benefits to your skin. Vitamin C and Niacinamide change the way that light reflects off your skin, giving you a visible, youthful glow. Vitamin E enhances your skin’s hydration by acting as both a humectant (absorbing water into the skin) and an emollient (trapping water in the skin).
So, whether you’re in the market for Australian skincare products, looking to supplement your carnivore diet with antioxidant skincare, or want your skin glowing on your next Hinge date, we have you covered.
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