Add This Ingredient to Your Nightly Skin Care Routine Now
New research shows that using the antioxidant resveratrol at night could be the key to younger-looking skin
Here's a new piece to the anti-aging puzzle: You should also wear antioxidants at night. As we age, our skin loses its ability to repair itself while we sleep -- and quality sleep is critical for healthy-looking skin. One antioxidant in particular -- resveratrol -- can improve skin's nighttime repair functions, boost antioxidant production within skin cells and even trigger fibroblast cells to make more collagen, says New Orleans dermatologist Patricia Farris, MD.
Even though resveratrol -- a polyphenol that comes from grapes, wine, nuts, and other plants -- has been used in skin care for decades, the latest products contain updated versions of the ingredient. Resveratrol has been notoriously tricky to incorporate into products because it breaks down when it's exposed to air and light, says Farris. But scientists have finally stabilized pure resveratrol. Here are the newest resveratrol products to buy for maximum anti-aging benefits -- while you sleep.
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