Discover how to prepare a toner with antioxidant benefits, ideal for preventing wrinkles, thanks to its qualities to reduce cell damage. It’s very easy and simple.
In this note we will explain how to make your own antioxidant at home. What are its properties, benefits and uses? But first of all we must start at the beginning and define what an antioxidant is.
An antioxidant is a molecule capable of preventing or retarding the oxidation of other molecules, generally biological substrates such as lipids, proteins or nucleic acids. That is, they 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 containing vitamins A, C and E and in some substances such as selenium, lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene.
It is important to note that supplements with high doses of antioxidants can cause damage to health, 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: Found in most fruits and vegetables. Those with the highest vitamin C content include papayas, strawberries, oranges, kiwi melon, as well as green bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale.
- Vitamin E: Found in some nuts and seeds, including 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, sunflower, corn, and canola oil.
Benefits of antioxidant toners
Below we will detail what are the main properties and benefits of antioxidants.
One of their qualities is that they are anti-inflammatory: this is the case of alpha acid that reduces inflammation in the skin, improves blood circulation, reduces the number of spots on the skin and can reduce wrinkles.
They reduce damage caused by the sun: antioxidants can reduce the effect of “ova” rays that are the cause of dark spots, discoloration and the appearance of wrinkles on the skin.
They reaffirm and tone the skin: With aging the skin loses elasticity and the skin looks wrinkled. What antioxidants achieve is that the skin looks several years younger and that it recovers part of its tensor 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, organic green tea bags. And as an optional element we recommend adding blue chamomile essential oil.
To make the tonic you must 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 should clean your face to remove all kinds of makeup. Then spread the mixture all over your face using cotton balls and letting it absorb.
Repeat its application every night and be patient since, being a natural product, it will take longer to see its effects than if it were a product purchased from a multinational cosmetics company.