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5 Amazing Benefits Of Antioxidants For Skin

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I keep hearing how powerful antioxidants are and you have probably heard about them too. It is a buzzword in the beauty industry and all beauty enthusiasts seem obsessed with antioxidants. Your doctor recommends including them in your diet and most skincare products are packed with antioxidants. We know that antioxidants are great but how do they benefit our skin? What is the best way to use them in skincare? If you want an answer to these questions, then keep reading this post.

Have you ever wondered what antioxidants are? Well, antioxidants are compounds that fight free radical damage. Some examples of antioxidants are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Green tea extract, Selenium, and Beta-carotene. Antioxidants are naturally found in fruits and vegetables which explains the importance of a healthy diet in skincare. Although many supplements are available in the market, you should not take one without your doctor’s advise.

Topical application of antioxidants has many proven benefits. Many formulas available in the market are a blend of some effective antioxidants and their use helps in treating skin damage besides promoting clear, bright skin.

Which brings us to our next question, What Are Free Radicals and How Do They Damage Our Skin?

Free radicals are compounds that are highly reactive and damage normal cells in the body. They are either formed naturally in the body or by sun exposure, pollution, stress and other lifestyle factors.

Free radicals wreak havoc on our skin by attacking healthy cells. Since they are a result of the aging process, free radicals also cause the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. This is where antioxidants become important. They help in keeping our skin healthy and young by fighting free radicals.

Benefits Of Antioxidants For Skin

Antioxidants have anti-aging properties but their role is not limited to reducing the signs of aging. They have multiple skin benefits and have the potential to reverse a lot of free radical damage. Since there is no single antioxidant that can be a solution to all skin problems, you should try to include multiple sources in your diet. And, look for skincare products that are packed with potent antioxidants. Trust me, your skin will thank you for this! Not only will you be surprised at how gorgeous your skin looks, it will always stay healthy and beautiful.

5 Amazing Benefits Of Antioxidants For Skin

Fine lines and wrinkles: Young skin has lots of antioxidants which give it a smoother appearance. As we grow old, free radicals start to form and cause skin aging. Sun exposure is another cause of wrinkles. No matter how diligent we are in the use of sunscreens it is difficult to completely prevent sun damage. UV rays cause harm by reaching deep into the layers of the skin. If we do not act on time, then our skin will sag and start looking old in no time.  Antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Coenzyme Q10 are known to soften the appearance of fine lines making the skin appear younger and smoother.

Pollution Defense: Environmental pollution causes the skin to turn dull, dry and wrinkled. This is something none of us wants! Antioxidants are one of the most effective agents against pollution and have the ability to protect our skin from environmental damage. Since pollution affects our skin in multiple ways, we need to look for products that have many exceptional antioxidants. At the same time, we have to ensure that we take a healthy and balanced diet. What we eat has a huge impact on the way our skin looks!

Collagen Production: Collagen is a protein responsible for keeping skin firm and young. Free radicals damage this protein causing the skin to lose its elasticity. Antioxidants keep the skin firm and young by neutralizing these free radicals and boosting collagen production. Look for formulas that are especially meaning for firming the skin and consume foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids to keep skin young.

Dark Spots: Sun exposure causes the production of melanin which is responsible for dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Antioxidants help in improving the appearance of dark spots, evening skin tone and brightening the skin. Serums rich in Vitamin C are known to be highly effective in reducing the appearance of dark spots. Eating foods rich in Vitamin C also improves the overall appearance of the skin.

Inflammation: Some antioxidants play a key role in reducing inflammation and soothing the skin. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and is effective in calming redness and treating irritated skin. Antioxidants may also help in clearing breakouts. However, you can not completely rely on them to treat your acne.

Foods Rich In Antioxidants

Besides using skincare products that are loaded with these amazing compounds, it is equally important to consume foods that are rich in antioxidants,

5 Amazing Benefits Of Antioxidants For Skin

Blueberries, Dark Chocolate, Kidney Beans, Green Veggies, Carrots, Oranges, Beets, Tomatoes and Green Tea are some of the foods you should include in your diet. Consuming these antioxidant-rich foods will definitely improve your health and skin.

This was about antioxidants and their role in skincare, you can read about some powerful antioxidants that are great for the skin on my blog. Keep reading Gorgeousmantra for more on skincare!

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Vasundhra Singh

73 Comments

  1. sabrinakristine

    Wow! this is an amazing tips. These tips are really helpful, applying this everyday making it daily routine makes your skin perfectly beautiful.

    15 . Dec . 2017
  2. adstanfield25

    I love antioxidants and can vouch for their anti aging effects. I’ve noticed that most of my products for skin brightening are packed with antioxidants!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  3. Jodi Major

    Wonderful tips. Food from the earth is the best way to take care of ourselves!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  4. balanceandblessings1

    This is a clear, simple post filled with good information to know about antioxidants and how to get them. Thank you!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  5. Helen

    Thank you for sharing this great and amazing tips. Very helpful to people looking for organic skincare products. Will share this with my friends.

    15 . Dec . 2017
  6. Sarmistha Goswami

    These tips are amazing. I do include antioxidants in my diet but I have to consider adding more of it and may be look for skincare products with antioxidants as you have suggested. Do you know any brands?

    15 . Dec . 2017
  7. drewandtrishstravelsandadventures

    I have always tried to include antioxidants in my diet, but now that I have started getting “laugh lines” I have been bouncing back and forth between skincare products that are supposed to help with “fine lines” with none actually working. Is it best to mix the Vit A, C and Coenzyme Q10 or use products with only one of them at a time?

    15 . Dec . 2017
  8. mommafitlyndsey

    antioxidants are so good!!! I try to eat as much of them as I can!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  9. Jennifer@jenniferbakes

    Thanks for sharing so much helpful information for us!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  10. Crissy

    I love this. So many people buy expensive skincare and put horrible foods into their bodies. Beauty truly comes from the inside out (especially glowing skin) I used to make my own skincare and then I realized that wasn’t my niche haha. But I did find out that castor oil actually helps reduce age spots on the face. I had a sun/age spot and it lightened it so much I no longer see it at all.

    15 . Dec . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Hello Crissy! You are so right! Castor Oil has amazing anti-aging properties and when used regularly it improves the overall appearance of the skin.

      19 . Dec . 2017
  11. Kristiana Wajnblom

    I can’t wait to read about your next post on products! I’ve taken an interest in skin care lately because for some reason, my skin has looked so dull.

    15 . Dec . 2017
  12. Sarah from A Simple and Contented Life

    Such as interesting read…I really need to up my game on what antioxidant-rich foods I eat – I definitely don’t eat enough of them!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  13. Ashley

    These tips are amazing! I had actually never heard of many of these. I will have to try adding it to my regimen and see the benefits.

    15 . Dec . 2017
  14. Lauren

    Oh my heck girl yes. It is incredible how much food is directly in line with our overall health and wellness. My skin shows plain as day when I take care of it! This post has the best info. Thank you!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  15. laurence (@thethriftescape)

    I love taking care of my skin, especially to avoid wrinkles. Now I’m eating food with antioxidants too. This is good article to those who would like the benefits of antioxidants on us!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  16. Quirky Homemaker (@QuirkyHomemaker)

    I try to eat as many antioxidant rich foods as possible. It’s great to find skin care products that help fight free radicals as well. Together, inside and out, they make a great combo!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  17. Soonjoo

    I believe in great nutritious food that you can get antioxidants! Definitely fresh vegetables!

    15 . Dec . 2017
  18. Emily

    This definitely makes me guilty about my current diet because as I look at my plate next to me there is only brown and no vibrant colors lol. Noted. 🙂

    15 . Dec . 2017
  19. stephaniesherlock

    Great natural holistic recommendations. I grew up with a lot of freckles, loved the sun, and now I have a lot of age spots. I could use more vitamin C treatments. Thanks.

    15 . Dec . 2017
  20. Joanna Davis

    I used to work in the pharma industry for 5 years and I know how great the antioxidants are, not only for the skin but for the entire body. And the best antioxidants are coming directly from fruits and vegetables.

    15 . Dec . 2017
  21. Rye Santiago

    A combination of high intake of plants, sleep, and joyfulness works well. I agree that more fruits and vegetables must be consumed for better skin health.

    15 . Dec . 2017
  22. Ithfifi Williams / IthinityBeauty

    Awesome advice, thank you! I’ve recently started taking more notice of what I am using on my skin and putting into my body so your post has just reminded me to up my game. I am terrible at eating fruit, I just find it hard work but I will up my dosages!

    16 . Dec . 2017
  23. Cleo

    Dark chocolate… Oh this is music to my ears! Tastes good and its anti-oxidant! We also use a lot of kidney beans in our food too, so its good to know we are on the right track!

    16 . Dec . 2017
  24. Preet@thevelvetlife

    This is so informative post. I agree with you on how important the antioxidants are for the skin and also for the overall health. I do make sure to include more colors in my diet, like the vegetables and fruits to get the dose of the required antioxidants. They do help with the immunity of the body too.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  25. Nayna Kanabar

    A very informative post, I always try and eat fruits and veggies that are high in antioxidants and it’s a natural way to keep skin healthy.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  26. Jhilmil

    Its winters and I love using carrots, beetroots, oranges for the daily salads and Kidney beans are my fav. Indeed antioxidants are so important for healthy life and even for skin. Thanks

    16 . Dec . 2017
  27. chewoutloud

    Yes to antioxidants. I’m all about trying to incorporate as much variety of fruits and veggies and whole grains as we can into our daily diet. That’s in addition to holiday cookies 😉

    16 . Dec . 2017
  28. Nawdeeya

    Such an informative post. I did not know that antioxidants are so necessary and vital to our skin. I love kidney beans, carrots, and green veggies, so i’ll defintely incorporate more.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  29. akamatra

    Thank god that chocolate made the list! Lol! I can’t really live without it so it’s good to know it helps keep me young!

    16 . Dec . 2017
  30. Candy Rachelle

    Antioxidant helps to reduce skin aging. It helps our skin look younger. Good thing that I love eating food high in vitamin A or antioxidants.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  31. lexieanimetravel

    This are awesome food tips, I love knowing all those antioxidant foods! I love green tea, green veggies and carrots and of course dark chocolate very dark one.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  32. aniahalama

    This is such great information. It’s important to take care of your skin, and if you get to do it with delicious things like dark chocoate and blueberries, I’m in lol.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  33. fashionandstylepolice

    I struggled with hyperpigmentation a lot but it is clearing up now. Found all these information really useful. Thanks for sharing.

    16 . Dec . 2017
  34. thegentlemanracer

    Great tips. The food tips I think are the most helpful, it’s a great reminder that we need to really watch everything we eat for our overall health.

    17 . Dec . 2017
  35. farmhouserelaxing

    Great tips! It is so important to consider your skin care routine. I love learning more about antioxidants and how they help us. Thank you so much for sharing!

    17 . Dec . 2017
  36. Shell

    These are absolutely wonderful beauty tips. I need to be better about eating more of the foods that you suggested.

    17 . Dec . 2017
  37. Laura Dove

    This is so interesting! My diet is terrible and that is reflected in my skin. I really need to get more antioxidants in!

    17 . Dec . 2017
  38. EasterBabe

    This is a great list. I try to get in as much antioxidants as possible for inflammation and anti-aging. Getting good foods in my system are the hardest for me.

    17 . Dec . 2017
  39. mamsikettle

    I’ve actually been on the search for hen kodt nutrient dense makeup company that has great makeup as well if you know of any brands to share with me! I’ve been using tallow balm on my skin and it does wonders!

    17 . Dec . 2017
  40. Aditi

    Simple tips, easy to understand and put in use. I will share with my girls!

    17 . Dec . 2017
  41. Creative Khadija

    These are interesting benefits. I am glad to know most of them 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us.

    Have a great day.
    Khadija
    https://creativekhadija.com/

    17 . Dec . 2017
  42. My Teen Guide

    I love this detailed post about the benefits of anti-oxidants. I mean we cannot stop the aging process, but we can slow it down. I will make sure I include more anti-oxidant rich vegetables and fruits in my diet from now on.

    17 . Dec . 2017
  43. Annie @ MamaDweeb

    I’m 33 and starting to care about anti-aging. This is super helpful! I need more antioxidants for my skin.

    18 . Dec . 2017
  44. Ellie Plummer

    I have recently really got into skin care and I make sure to include things in my diet such as oats and raspberries to keep my skin young and fresh. Thanks for these helpful tips.

    18 . Dec . 2017
  45. A Busy Bees Life - Sheri

    Lovely post and I am very into skin care and protecting my skin. I wonder if the dark spots production of melanin applies to dark skinned people.

    18 . Dec . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      Thanks Sheri! Accumulation of melanin can cause dark spots on any skin tone. I am not fair skinned and often face this issue after vacations when I have a lot of sun exposure.

      18 . Dec . 2017
  46. Rebecca

    Diet makes such a difference on skin care as does drinking water. It’s amazing how even something simple like water makes huge differences.

    18 . Dec . 2017
  47. Mjchristine

    Antioxidants are the body’s essentials for a healthy life. In the present time a lot of these are scientifically manufactured and readily available which os a good thing that us people should take advantage and benefit much from it.

    18 . Dec . 2017
  48. iamunbothered

    Exciting and informative tips! I tend to take mine in a capsule form but now I have a list of these especially raspberries and oats I’m changing….lol! Thanks for posting.

    18 . Dec . 2017
  49. Elizabeth O

    This is such a detailed post. I really love to taking care of my skin so much. and good to know about the benefits of antioxidants for skin. I will continue eating veggies and fruits rich in antioxidants.

    18 . Dec . 2017
  50. Marissa

    Antioxidants are sooo important for health. It’s nice that they also have amazing properties for our skin, the largest organ of the human body. Berries are our favorite ways to get SO.

    19 . Dec . 2017
  51. lucicoo

    I find that if I stay hydrated my skin looks great. Since chocolate is great for your skin I need to eat more of it.

    19 . Dec . 2017
  52. Ron Meker

    With all of modern world’s pollution, processed foods and lack of exercise, this is so important! not just for skin care.
    Thank you for raising some awareness on this important topic!

    19 . Dec . 2017
  53. Stargazer Writes

    I am a sucker for antioxidants! I always make sure that I stay radiant and my skin supple.

    19 . Dec . 2017
  54. jossy

    This is such a detailed and informative post. I always knew antioxidants were good for the skin .thanks for sharing this

    19 . Dec . 2017
  55. Kavita Singh

    Thanks for sharing so much helpful information for us! I don’t like dark chocolates. plz suggest me any alternate for this..Check out this post http://bumpnmum.com/top-5-best-techniques-get-homemade-natural-beauty-tips/ on homemade natural beauty tips.

    19 . Dec . 2017
    • Vasundhra Singh

      No problem Kavita, you can include other fruits and veggies in your diet. I am a fan of home remedies and will be checking out your blog post!

      20 . Dec . 2017
  56. Different Frame of Mind

    I never knew about a lot of this stuff. My mom always made fun of me for using anti wrinkle cream or anti aging cream starting around the time I was 20. Little did I know this stuff is actually really good for my face! Thank you for sharing! These are great tips!

    19 . Dec . 2017
  57. Nicoleta Risteiu

    So true! I wish I remembered about antioxidants more often during my daily routine.

    19 . Dec . 2017
  58. Quentrica Williams

    I always hear about antioxidants, but I’ve never really heard of why they’re needed. This definitely educated me on the benefits! Thank you!!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  59. Monica

    Antioxidants are so important. It’s nice that they also have amazing properties for our skin too!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  60. Komal

    Antioxidants are everything. I have to say turmeric and pomegranate are my fave!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  61. Joline

    Another reason to eat healthier! I really wish I’d started thinking about anti-aging and free radicals when I was younger. Now I feel I’m racing against time lol!!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  62. Michelle

    Natural is SO much better!! The Standard American Diet truly lives up to its abbreviation– SAD.

    If you want to be healthy eat healthy. Your body will thank you in so many ways and you will gain the benefits for years to come.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  63. Kacie Morgan

    I really must start paying more attention to my skin next yea.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  64. Made Adayasa

    Great article . Reading your post make me more aware about how important to consume a right food for our health . Fresh food like fruits and vegetables is very important for anti aging . twice in a week we doing fruit and vegetables diet also .

    21 . Dec . 2017
  65. Rachel

    Great topic – we’re always being told antioxidants are good for us. but its great to be informed why and what benefit they have! thanks for the article!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  66. The Blonde Diary

    Very informative. I personally have been struggling with trying to find the right antioxidant products to use for a while. For now, I have included vitamin e in my skin regiment and collagen to my diet.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  67. Cătălina Nini

    It happens to me all the time, I eat chocolate and my face looks like after the world war II. When I choose ingredients with antioxidants my face glows.

    22 . Dec . 2017
  68. beccajtalbot

    You’re 100% right – “antioxidants” is a bit of a buzzword at the moment, but I don’t know much about them. So this was a really helpful article for me, as I didn’t know which fruits and vegs had antioxidants, or the benefits of them x

    23 . Dec . 2017
  69. FS Page

    Loved the insights that you provided in your blog. Never knew antioxidants are so important. I will start with antioxidant food rich therapy to clear up my dark spots. Thanks.

    23 . Dec . 2017
  70. Renita

    These are Wonderful tips as I am always find ways to keep this baby face of mines.

    28 . Dec . 2017

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