With male cosmetic surgery procedures and hormone replacement therapies up 25% to 35% over the past two years, it is becoming clear that aging is a growing concern among men. At the same time, these anti-aging methods and others like them carry both expense and possible health risks. Luckily the answer to anti-aging is all around us in the form of antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight the negative free-radicals that age the body. The strength and potency of naturally-occurring antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables and other plant-derived sources can actually slow and reverse the effects of aging. Here are just a few ways antioxidants can help your anti-aging regimen.
• Regulate Skin Tone – A diet rich in antioxidants will keep your skin flush and looking vibrant. Berries, leafy greens and bell peppers are great antioxidant sources that add to a healthy skin tone.
• Repair Damaged Cells – When skin cells are damaged due to free radical exposure such as UV rays and pollution it can rob the underlying collagen and elastin tissues that help keep your skin looking young and fresh. Antioxidants help by replenishing these damaged skin sources and fueling the promotion of healthy skin cells.
• Reduce Wrinkles and Age Spots – Smoking and poor diet allow an environment for free radicals that strip the skins vitality to thrive. Antioxidants refresh skin and help serve as naturally fillers for fine lines and sagging skin.
• Firms Skin – In addition to reducing wrinkles and improving overall skin quality antioxidants can actually help keep you skin firm and youthful. Try using an antioxidant moisturizer with ingredients like green tea and gel based active ingredients for easy absorption.