22 Feb '12, 10am

Antioxidants: the natural way to tackle ageing: I have also only just begun to realise that I am in or will some...

Antioxidants: the natural way to tackle ageing: I have also only just begun to realise that I am in or will some...

When I was in my twenties, it was easy to stick to the belief that anything claiming to have ‘anti-ageing’ properties was just an overused marketing ploy. My 20s, alas, were a decade when it never crossed my mind that I would be getting older. Now looking forward to, erm, the big 4-0 in just a few years, my suspicions have morphed into a concerned interest about whether what I eat and what I put on my skin can, in fact, slow down the process of skin ageing. I have also only just begun to realise that I am in or will someday be in the category of ‘mature skin’. But rather than look to the big brands’ anti-ageing promises to halt the wrinkles in their tracks, my philosophy is to seek out food and skincare products crammed with antioxidants. Helen Gardiner B. Nat., B Herb. MED, naturopath and a medical herbalist at the Hale Clinic, says that the main cause of skin ageing is U...

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