You’d be forgiven for thinking Australia has some of the cleanest air in the world. And if you travel to the outback or the countryside, this might be true. But those living in capital cities are at an unfair disadvantage: not only can pollution exacerbate conditions such as asthma, it can contribute to an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, known as oxidative stress. This can then lead to a breakdown in collagen, resulting in wrinkles and pigmentation.
While topical skincare products can certainly help address some of these concerns, the fight against the root causes of premature ageing starts from within at the cellular level – and that’s where supplements that fight free radical damage are paramount.
Vida Glow’s ANTI-G-OX, a daily ingestible powder, is formulated with 10 potent ingredients proven to defend against damaging environmental and lifestyle factors, including vitamin C, zinc, niacinamide and Kakadu plum. Collectively, they work to neutralise free radicals, help support skin tone and structure and encourage collagen renewal, leading to skin that is glowing, healthy and radiant.
Climate change exists folks, and the bad news is, it also has the potential to wreak havoc with your complexion. Warmer temperatures can lead to significant epidermal stress, causing inflammatory conditions such as contact dermatitis to flare up. In addition, the WHO estimates the US population will experience a 10% increase in skin cancer incidence by around 2050. It’s bad news for Australians too, as we tend to have some of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.
So what can we do? In short, wear sunscreen and vote for politicians who have a climate change plan.
There’s no doubt gut health plays a big part in a healthy-looking complexion. In fact, studies show that when gut microbiome is out of balance, it can lead to conditions such as rosacea, eczema and acne.
What you eat matters, but unfortunately, few of us have little control over the amount of pesticides, chemicals and pollutants found in our food. What we do have control over, however, is our consumption of foods that are high in sugar or saturated fats, both of which can accelerate premature ageing. For added defence, Vida Glow’s ANTI-G-OX supports healthy blood sugar and is formulated to target inflammation and glycation, helping to promote strong, healthy skin.
In recent years, research has shown that blue light emitting from modern devices such as your phone can lead to premature ageing. While these rays are different to the sun’s UV rays, they still have the potential to interfere with your skin’s natural barrier, meaning too much time on the ‘gram could result in pigmentation and fine lines. Aside from seriously limiting your screen time, make sure you invest in a good SPF to counteract the damage.
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