We all know the importance of slapping on sun cream during the summer months but could taking an Astaxanthin supplement be the key to counteracting Autumnal UVA damage?
The transition from summer to autumn can be a strange time for the skin. Turning up central heating at night can trigger an onslaught of dry, flaky skin, but with the sun still high in the sky during the day, there remains an abundant need to protect your skin from sun damage.
UV damage in the autumn
Many of us will find our risk of developing sunburn from UVB rays diminishes in the autumn and winter months but few realise how important it is to be proactive about protecting the skin from UVA rays year-round.
These harmful sun rays are longer than UVB rays and can penetrate through clouds and reach deep into the skin where wrinkles are formed. Once within the skin, they contribute to the formation of free radicals which can interact with skin cells and can cause them to mutate.
The harm that free radicals can cause the skin depends on many factors but for most people the initial and most noticeable damage will be skin ageing. Free radical damage is known to be a major cause of fine lines and wrinkles and is often irreversible. For others the damage may be life-threatening as free radical damage has also been linked to incidences of skin cancer.
To protect your skin from UVA harm it is recommended that you wear a UVA-defending facial moisturiser year-round and adding an Astaxanthin supplement into your skin care regime can further strengthen your defences against sun damage.
How can Astaxanthin help?
The world’s strongest known natural antioxidant, Astaxanthin is 550 times stronger than vitamin E and provides complete protection to every cell. Research shows that Astaxanthin works like an internal sunscreen, protecting you from the sun’s harmful rays from within, whilst also fighting the signs of skin ageing.
Green Beauty with Astaxanthin capsules from Age Defy+ by Cha Vøhtz combine Astaxanthin with five nutrient-rich superfoods with exceptionally strong antioxidant properties. Together they help:
- Protect against the effects of pollution and UV light
- Rejuvenate your cells and help fight signs of ageing
- Provide cell protection
- Aid detoxification
- Boost the immune system
- Maintain healthy tissue
Contains 6 nutrient-rich superfoods – Astaxanthin*, Seagreens® Seaweed, Barley grass, Wheatgrass, Spirulina, Chlorella
Suitable for use during pregnancy
Cha Vøhtz, who created the botanical blend alongside the luxurious Age Defy+ skin care collection, says: “With external beauty being so reflective of internal health I felt it essential that Age Defy+ offered support from the inside too. Green Beauty is an innovative blend of some of the most exciting nutrients and vitamins for skin vibrancy.”
Available from www.greenpeople.co.uk and selected Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and Holland & Barrett online.