3 Reasons Why Antioxidants Are Great For Your Skin!

These days, the word “antioxidant” is heard fairly often. However, another word that should have your attention is “oxidation.” If you have ever seen an apple core turn brown, you have seen the results of oxidation. Now, imagine how oxidation is affecting your skin.

The air you breathe is metabolized, creating free radicals. “Those free radicals damage cells and molecules, including those found in the skin,” shares Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and aesthetic skin care specialist at Sanova Dermatology. Since oxidation cannot be prevented, it is essential to use antioxidants to prevent the damage that oxidation can cause.  Here are the top three reasons why antioxidants are good for the skin:

  1. Antioxidants can help to protect your skin from sun damage. It is like having sunscreen protecting you from inside your body.
  2. Antioxidants are beneficial in aiding the body is “self repair.” Your body is constantly trying to repair any damage that is done, including cuts, bruises, burns, but it usually needs some outside help. This help is available in the form of antioxidants.
  3. Antioxidants can help you look younger. “By repairing sun damage, antioxidants can help reverse the signs of aging,” says Dr. Hanson. As far as the skin is concerned, this can mean softening wrinkles and improving skin tone and texture.

There are many more reasons why antioxidants are good for the skin. Antioxidants are available in numerous foods and beverages, multi-vitamins, and supplements. For the skin, concentrated topical formulations can target areas of sun damage and restore your healthy appearance.

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