You can make your own creams full of antioxidants that regenerate your cells and protect them against premature aging.
We know from the information we constantly receive that antioxidants are essential for the health of the cells and tissues of our body or to delay the signs of skin aging. But what are they and what are they for? How can we take advantage of them?
Antioxidants are natural substances synthesized by plants to defend themselves and are present in fruits, leaves, branches and even roots. Among the most common antioxidants are vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotenes, polyphenols, lycopene, lutein, and selenium. All have to a lesser or greater degree a protective and preventive action, although the most powerful antioxidant is found in blueberries and is a polyphenol called pterostilbene.
Antioxidants preserve and activate the organoleptic properties of food and these, when ingested, protect our cells. They have anti-inflammatory properties, help regulate blood glucose, prevent myocardial infarction, stroke, neurodegenerative processes, strengthen immunity and even have anticancer properties. They are also basic in anti-aging or anti-aging cosmetics, as they fight free radicals that accelerate oxidation and skin aging.
Cosmetic antioxidants are, in addition to vitamins E and C and coenzyme Q10, any substance that contains them and can generate a protective, reparative or preventive action against the signs of aging, such as mallow extract or red vine extract, rich in resveratrol.
OILS FOR YOUNG SKIN
Vegetable oils rich in essential fatty acids are highly antioxidant and act as an anti-aging agent. Among these wonderful oils we find the seed oil of raspberry, blueberry, rice, babaçú, borage, hemp, safflower, sea buckthorn, wheat germ, pomegranate, black currant, kiwi, flax, tomato seed, knob, prickly pear, butter mango and rosehip. With them you can make anti-aging reparative and preventive serums, creams, lotions and eye contour.
ANTI-AGING SERUM WITH ALOE VERA
Ingredients for 15 g:
12 g of aloe vera gel
33 drops of distilled or mineral water
20 drops of blueberry or raspberry vegetable oil
2 drops of geranium essential oil (EO)
2 drops of rockrose or cyste EO
To measure the ingredients, use a jeweler’s scale and a dropper.
Put the aloe gel in a bowl and add the ingredients one by one, stirring between each addition so that everything is well integrated.
Pour into a dispenser bottle or roll-on. It lasts a month.
Apply a small amount of serum to the face and neck and massage until completely absorbed. Avoid the outline of the eyes.
A final tip: prepare a small amount, what you will consume in about a month.
This serum, with antioxidant ingredients that will provide a rejuvenating effect, is ideal for mature, delicate, dry or irritated skin thanks to the soothing and repairing effect of aloe vera.
Ingredients for 10 g:
8 g of aloe vera gel
22 drops of prickly pear oil
2 drops of hyaluronic acid
2 drops of coenzyme Q 10
Put the aloe gel in a container and add the hyaluronic acid, mix and add the prickly pear oil and the coenzyme Q10. Stir well until all the ingredients are integrated.
Pour the mixture into a roll-on bottle with a syringe and store in a cool, dark place. It lasts up to 3 months in the fridge.
Apply daily and massage expression lines until absorbed.
This contour is rich in oils with vitamins A and E. In addition, we add anti-aging assets that regenerate, hydrate and firm the skin around the eyes.