Should you be using an antioxidant body cream? How can you tell if you should? If you are experiencing the different signs of aging skin such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, sagging neck and dry skin then you should be thinking about an antioxidant body cream.

An antioxidant body cream will help to prevent and reverse damage to your skin caused by oxidation. Oxidation is the activities of free radicals. Free radicals are small molecules which damage your skin cells due to environmental factors. There is some amount of oxidation that is normal that takes place in your body, however it can become too much causing skin cell damage.

These free radical activities are triggered by you spending too much time in the sun, without adequate sunscreen protection, if you smoke or lead an unhealthy lifestyle. When choosing a natural antioxidant body cream stay away from products that contain harmful chemical ingredients. These will provide your body with antioxidant to help it stay young and firm.

Synthetic ingredients that are commonly used in many skin care products are:

Parabens: Commonly used as a preservative in skin care products. Studies suggest that they may cause cancer and interfere with the body’s endocrine system as well as causing allergic reactions.

Alcohols: (ethanol, ethyl, benzyl, methanol and isopropyl) Very irritating and drying to the skin. They strip away the skin’s natural acid mantle, making your more vulnerable to bacteria. May promote age spots and premature aging.

Dioxane: (a synthetic derivative of coconut). Widely used in skin care products. Usually contains high concentrations of 1,4 dioxane. It is a by-product of the cancer-causing petrochemical ethylene oxide.

Mineral oil: (liquid paraffin, paraffin wax). A petroleum by-product, it coats the skin to keep in moisture. It clogs the pores and interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins.

Fragrances: Many common fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression and irritability.

I strongly advise you to stay away from products that contain these ingredients.

You should be using safe, natural products that contain the most natural, active ingredients such as Nano Lipobelle HEQ10. This is a powerful antioxidant that will help your body fight free radical activities. It helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promotes firmness and elasticity.

Also look for Manuka Honey and Vitamin E: These are natural powerful antioxidants that will help your body to regain its firmness and elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles and provide your skin with adequate moisture.

You are now well aware of what to look for in an antioxidant body cream so take some action today to help revitalize your skin.

Ingrid Palmer has been using and researching natural skin care product for many years. Visit her website for information on the best anti aging products she has researched and recommends. http://www.healthy-body-and-skin.com