Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Contributed by Dr. Damian Rodriguez, DHSc, MS
You have probably heard the term antioxidant a million times. Compounds with antioxidant properties promote health and well-being in countless ways, but the most profound benefit may be for your skin.
Antioxidants are substances that inhibit the growth and proliferation of free radicals, highly reactive yet uncharged molecules with an unpaired electron. The by-product of oxygen metabolism, free radicals form every time you breathe, eat, or are exposed to the sun. Free radicals are created by the body to neutralize invaders such as bacteria and viruses; however, too many free radicals can trigger a chain reaction of destruction. This damaging process is known as oxidative stress and high levels have been linked to increased risk for virtually every chronic health condition. Antioxidants are essentially free radical scavengers, stabilizing the destructive molecules by giving them an electron. While the body does produce some antioxidants internally (endogenous), most of our antioxidant support is provided by substances that come from outside the body (exogenous). Antioxidants can come from both natural and artificial sources, in food we eat, or botanicals that are commonly used in self-care.
Studies suggest that including antioxidant-rich products in your skin care routine can help manage the risk of free radical damage and support the look of skin in several different ways. The topical application of antioxidant-rich products, or consumption of foods high in antioxidants, may promote healthy tissue remodeling, reduce the appearance of aging signs, support cellular health, and assist in maintaining a youthful appearance1.
Most people think that skin care involves topical application, but the health of your integumentary system starts from within. Eating right and taking the right supplements is actually the first step in skin care. In the Yarrow|Pom Cellular Beauty Complex Softgel, doTERRA has formulated the perfect dietary supplement for skin support.* It starts with the Cellular Beauty Complex Oil Blend. The powerful antioxidant support provided by the combination of Yarrow, Celery Seed, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Turmeric, and Melissa essential oils, as well as Pomegranate oil, assists in supporting the skin by combating oxidative stress.
Essential oils aren’t the only substances that provide antioxidant and skin-support.
Successful skin care is a combination of lifestyle behaviors and using the best topical and internal products, which can provide regular antioxidant support. While a healthy whole food diet is the first step in supporting your skin through diet, dietary supplements can also help maintain the look, feel, and overall health of your skin. Two Yarrow|Pom Cellular Beauty Complex Capsules daily provides the essential oils, vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts your body needs to support skin health from the inside out.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.