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Do antioxidants protect against the sun?

The sun is starting to surface more often again, so that means only one thing: apply sunscreen! If you are smart, you can protect your skin all year round with a good SPF , but when the days get lighter this is crucial. But there is also another story going around skincareland: antioxidants contribute to sun protection. But is this really true? In this article we answer the question: do antioxidants protect against the sun?

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are molecules that reduce oxidative stress in our body. They neutralize free radicals. This helps you prevent cell damage, reducing the risk of disease and slowing down aging. You can find antioxidants in all kinds of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, but also in skin care products.

But what about the sun?

Okay, so antioxidants are important. Got it. But what about the main question: do antioxidants protect against the sun? Well, I'm going to tell you more about that now. The sun causes damage to the skin due to UV radiation. This causes free radicals to form, giving you skin damage and premature aging as new enemies. Antioxidants protect you against these free radicals, which can greatly limit the damage.

Which antioxidants protect against the sun?

Various studies have been conducted in this area and show that vitamin C and vitamin E in particular are antioxidants that are often associated with skin protection. These antioxidants, especially when used together, help protect the skin from UV damage. A good example is this article in the Journal of Dermatological Science.

Because this is such promising research, antioxidants are already added to many skincare products. Sunscreens, serums and moisturizers; you have plenty of options in this area. An exceptionally good product is of course our own Daycream with SPF 30. This contains vitamin C, so that you are optimally protected against the damage caused by the sun.

You can buy the day cream directly here in our shop.

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