Let’s Learn About Antioxidant Skin Care

bb2Healthy, glowing skin is always in style, and using products with antioxidants makes this skin goal a little easier to achieve. By using the right products you can help skin look refreshed, smoother and revitalized on a daily basis. We’re looking at some simple ways to get beautiful skin. This list will help you rethink some of the most common practices in your skin care routine.

1. Double Cleansing
Cleansing your skin is essential for your skin care to work because it cleans your pores, removes make up and dirt, and allows subsequent products to really seep in. One way to deep clean your skin is to double cleanse. In the first step you are cleaning your skin to remove makeup first and then washing your skin with a second cleanser to attain a maximum clean. Micellar water is perfect for this and you should make it a staple in your beauty arsenal. It’s easy to use: just saturate two cotton balls, press them against your skin for a couple of seconds, and gently wipe across your face. This effective cleansing water lifts dirt, make up and sweat like a magnet from your skin.

Then in the next step use a cleanser with antioxidants to help clear pores and remove any leftover residue. Garnier SkinActive’s Balancing Gel Exfoliator with grapefruit and pomegranate softens dry areas to balance skin. It removes oil and impurities so that you’re working with a completely clean canvas.

2. Scrub Without the Scrape
Most people think of grainy or gritty scrubs when they think of exfoliation, but you can get the effect of a scrub without actually using a product that contains sandy or crystal-like elements. An antioxidant-filled scrub will do the trick and remove dead surface skin cells revealing a fresh layer of skin. If you are looking to refine your pores and reenergize your skin we recommend Garnier SkinActive’s Invigorating Daily Scrub which is infused with peppermint to instantly energize skin for a healthy look. Your skin will be deeply cleansed and softened after using this gentle, non-grainy scrub.

3. Overnight Peel
Make your skin care work at night when you’re asleep. We love using an overnight peel to wake up with fresh looking skin. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel is a gentle yet powerful leave-on peel with Glycolic Alpha Hydroxyl Acid (AHA) and antioxidant Vitamin C. It can help even skin tone and minimizes the look of dark spots so you can wake up to fresh and more radiant-looking skin.

4. Sleeping Cream
If you really want to take your antioxidant efforts to the next level follow the overnight peel with a sleeping cream to restore hydration while the peel is working its magic. A sleeping cream (also known as an overnight mask) goes on like a cream but hydrates like a mask. Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream infused with antioxidant lavender essential oil, Vitamin E, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids renews, firms and even reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

5. Eye Roller
Don’t forget your delicate eye region in your antioxidant efforts. Use a product like Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller with antioxidant Vitamin C, mint, and caffeine to cool and refresh your under-eye area on the days your skin might be looking a bit tired. The micro-stimulating roll-on applicator helps de-puff and reduce the look of under-eye bags.

6. Antioxidant SPF
Protecting yourself from sun damage is a crucial component of skin care. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Moisturizer SPF15 with antioxidant complex Vitamin C and E, pine bark essence and gently exfoliating lipo-hydroxyl acid (LHA) is a great product to moisturize and protect skin. It’s a light fluid that goes on smoothly, has a broad spectrum SPF and also helps protect your skin from free radicals. When you use both an antioxidant and SPF in the morning, you’re preparing your skin for any negative environmental effects that may impact it during the day. SPF is the best line of defense against premature skin aging and should be worn every day no matter the weather.