In this note we will explain how to make homemade your own antioxidant. What are their properties, the benefits and their uses. But first of all we must start at the beginning and define what is an antioxidant.
An antioxidant is a molecule capable of preventing or delaying the oxidation of other molecules, usually biological substrates such as lipids, proteins or nucleic acids. That is to say, are natural or man-made substances that can delay or prevent some damage to cells .
Antioxidants are found in many foods and fruits and are also present in dietary supplements that contain vitamin A, C and E and in some substances such as selenium, lycopene, lutein and beto carotene.
It is important to note that supplements with high doses of antioxidants can cause health damage causing diseases such as lung cancer, prostate cancer (vitamin E) and stroke.
Natural foods with antioxidant properties
- Vitamin A : found in milk, liver, butter and eggs.
- Vitamin C : It is found in most fruits and vegetables. Those with the highest vitamin C content include papayas, strawberries, oranges, kiwi melon, as well as green paprika, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale.
- Vitamin E : it is found in some nuts and seeds, even in almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and peanuts. It can also be found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, and in oils such as soybean (soybean), sunflower, corn and canola oil.
Benefits of antioxidant tonics
Below we will detail what are the main properties and benefits of antioxidants.
One of its qualities is that they are anti-inflammatory: this is the case Alpha acid that reduces inflammation in the skin, improves blood circulation, reduces the amount of spots on the skin and can reduce wrinkles .
Reduce damage caused by the sun : antioxidants can reduce the effect of "grape" rays that are the cause of spots, discoloration and appearance of wrinkles in the skin.
Reaffirm and tone the skin : With aging the pile loses elasticity and the skin looks wrinkled. The antioxidants what they achieve is that the skin looks several years younger and that it recovers part of its tensioning capacity.
How to prepare your own antioxidant
Now is the time to show you a wonderful homemade recipe to prepare your own antioxidant.
It really is very easy, you must have the following elements: purified water, organic apple cider vinegar, bags of organic green tea. And as an optional element we recommend adding essential oil of blue chamomile.
To make the tonic you should place the tea bags in a cup of boiled purified water for at least half an hour. Then you can add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and you'll have the tonic ready.
First of all you must clean your face to eliminate all types of makeup.
Then spread the mixture all over the face using pieces of cotton and leaving it to absorb.
Repeat its application every night and be patient because being a natural product will take longer to see its effects than if it were a product purchased from a multinational cosmetics.