One of the most concerned skin condition is aging. Lot of skincare products talk about "antioxidants".
What is Antioxidants and what do they do to our skin?
Let's see what we can benefit from antioxidants.
Antioxidants are molecule that fights free radicals in your body. Free radicals are created from UV rays, pollutions, dusts and more. When free radical outnumbers antioxidants, it can lead to a state called oxidative stress which can damage DNA and cells. This plays a pivotal role in the aging process.
So our body naturally produces antioxidant to fight against free radical and protect our body and skin. Lots of studies shown that Vitamin C & E and Flavonoids are good antioxidant source.
Melatonin also has been known as natural stimulation of antioxidants. Because it sends signals to our body that it is time to rest and repair. Thus, melatonin became a latest trendy skincare ingredients because "applying melatonin topically can trick your skin into trigger antioxidant behavior that would otherwise kick in during sleep, where skin regeneration is naturally at its best performance".(New York City-based dermatologist Dendy Engelman)
STRONGER ANTIOXIDANT THAN VITAMIN C & E
According to many recent researches, "melatonin-induced antioxidants are more effective than vitamin C and E".
REPAIR & REGENERATE OVERNIGHT
While Melatonin is stimulating your body to produce antioxidant enzymes, your skin start repairing the damage that has done that day and regenerates skin cells, slowing down aging process. It improves fine lines and wrinkles, makes your skin firmer.