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8 Antioxidants That Are Great For Your Skin


Winter is in full swing and I know that you are doing everything to protect your skin. If you have not updated your skincare routine, then you should do it immediately. Just ensure that your skin care products contain a lot of antioxidants and eat your way to glowing skin by including them in your diet!

I have already discussed the benefits of antioxidants in my last post. There are dozens of antioxidants that have several functions. However, no single antioxidant is a miraculous skincare agent.  It is important to include many of them in your diet and skincare routine.

Want to know about some supereffective antioxidants your skin needs? Keep reading this post!

8 Antioxidants That Are Great For Your Skin

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is is a skincare superhero! It has many proven benefits which make it a favorite of beauty experts around the world. It is known to brighten the complexion and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Besides its anti-aging benefits, Vitamin C is great for visibly improving uneven skin tone. There are many excellent products that contain Vitamin C and when combined with other antioxidants, it works wonders for the skin.

Food Sources of Vitamin C– Orange, Kiwi, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Kale, Papaya.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the most popular antioxidants that is used in skincare products. It nourishes and plays an important role in defending the skin against environmental damage. Vitamin E is also known for its role in treating and preventing sun damage. It gives excellent results when used along with Vitamin C and you can use products that contain both these antioxidants for gorgeous looking skin.

Food Sources of Vitamin E-  Almonds, Peanuts, Avocado, Olive Oil, Sunflower Seeds, Spinach.


8 Antioxidants That Are Great For Your Skin

We know that it is one of the most exceptional ingredients used in skincare and it is no wonder that most of us look for products rich in Retinol. But have you ever wondered what is Retinol? It is a form of Vitamin A!

We must realize that apart from a healthy diet, what we put on our skin makes a lot of difference. There are plenty of Retinol containing products in the market and trust me, it is what you need for younger, better skin. Retinol is an extraordinary anti-aging agent, it makes the skin appear softer and smoother and is an excellent ingredient to even the skin tone.

Regular use of retinol makes the skin look younger and firmer. Although you will start noticing the results in few applications, you should give it some time to transform  your skin

Food sources of Vitamin A– Dairy products, Beef, Fish liver oil, and Beef.

Green Tea

I am a huge green tea lover. It keeps me warm in winters and forms an important part of my skincare routine. Some of you may remember the DIY Green Tea Scrub recipe that I had posted a few weeks back. It is a super easy DIY scrub that gently exfoliates the skin and leaves it rejuvenated.

Since it is a fabulous skin care agent with many beauty benefits, green tea is found in many potent skincare products. It contains Epigallocatechin Gallate, commonly known as EGCG which is a very effective antioxidant for skin. It has the potential to protect the skin from environmental damage and is also great for soothing red, irritated skin.

8 Antioxidants That Are Great For Your Skin


Do you know what makes red wine great for the skin? It is the presence of antioxidant, Resveratrol!  The buzz around Resveratrol is fairly new and it is not without a reason. Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that has anti-aging benefits.

Food sources of Resveratrol– Red Wine, Red Grapes, Blueberry, Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter.


Grape seed extract contains Proanthocyanidins which are surprisingly more powerful than Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Their ability to fight free radicals makes grape seed extract a wonderful skincare agent. Proanthocyanidins increase blood circulation and improve the skin besides protecting it from sun damage.

Food Sources of Proanthocyanidins – Grape Seeds, Blueberry, Cranberry, Red Wine.


Lycopene is easily absorbed into the skin and acts to improve skin texture. It has the ability to soften fine lines and wrinkles making the skin appear younger. Lycopene is also effective in treating pigmentation and age spots.

Food Sources of Lycopene- Tomato, Rosehip, PApaya, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Carrot.


Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3  is known to shrink enlarged pores, reduce hyperpigmentation, act on wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Food Sources of Niacinamide- Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Mushroom, Tuna.

Your skin is the largest organ in the body and it is impossible to ignore its health. Antioxidants keep skin young and healthy by fighting free radical damage. Since antioxidants are found in many food sources,  it is important to include them in your diet. However, it is equally important to use products that contain these amazing ingredients. Topical application of antioxidants is a proven way of treating and preventing many skin issues. They act on fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and bumps to reveal bright and young looking skin. Always buy products that contain many antioxidants for best results and you will be amazed at how gorgeous your skin looks.

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Vasundhra Singh


  1. Dalene

    I’ve been using green tea for my face for a month now and it’s smooth and soft unlike how it used to be sometimes back! Thanks for sharing the variety!

    18 . Dec . 2017
  2. My Teen Guide

    Thanks for letting me know about these. I will have to get some supplements that contain these anti-oxidants and include food rich in them in my diet too. Nothing better than getting those nutrients from the source itself!

    18 . Dec . 2017
  3. Aditya

    I knew it Green Tea would make the list. But any idea how to make it less sour? Sometimes, I am not able to drink it all. Any suggestions for this?

    18 . Dec . 2017
  4. Sarmistha Goswami

    I loved your previous post on the benefits of antioxidants too and this one is even better. i already drink green tea and got to incorporate the other antioxidants into my diet.

    18 . Dec . 2017

    Brilliant post. Having a natural medicine background it’s great to see others spreading the word about natural health. Lycopene and Vitamin C are really good for the skin.

    18 . Dec . 2017
  6. Laura Dove

    I don’t know a lot about antioxidants so this was really helpful! I need to get as many of these as possible, my skin needs serious help!

    19 . Dec . 2017
  7. Elena Toma

    This is was such an amazing and useful read! I am using most of the antioxidants that you mention here and they really help me to have better skin. I am just enjoying a warm cup of green tea, my favorite antioxidant !

    19 . Dec . 2017
  8. aniahalama

    These are some great products. I’m a huge fan of using green tea as a cure all and everything, I’ve done a couple of scrubs before too like you mentioned and they’re just fantastic!!!! I should try some of the other antioxidants.

    19 . Dec . 2017
  9. Jhilmil

    Thank you so much for sharing this, I so much need to understand more on the antioxidants, their precise workings and the foods rich in various antioxidants. This post has given a kickstart to me:)

    19 . Dec . 2017
  10. Soonjoo

    I didn’t know Lycopene is something that you can consumed by watermelon as well. Interesting post!

    19 . Dec . 2017
  11. lenajuice

    I still learn the benefits of antioxidants and this post is really helpful! I drinks green tea every day, but I should try to use it on my skin ;))

    The White Ocean

    19 . Dec . 2017
  12. eliza

    I’m a big fan of Vitamins C ever since. I was also happy with the recent findings that with Vitamins C cancer are being cured. Though I also love green tea and lycopene.

    19 . Dec . 2017
  13. Kavita Singh

    I am also a big green tea lover. It is very good thing we can have in winters.Green tea really offers plenty of benefits and some of them i already knew and some i got to know through this post. This is such an amazing and useful read!

    19 . Dec . 2017
  14. Ana De-Jesus

    This was actually my first time learning about retinol so that was interesting to learn more about how it could work wonders for my skin. I do agree with vitamin C though it has a fantastic impact on your skin!

    19 . Dec . 2017
  15. lexieanimetravel

    Such a great post to learn all these important vitamins that our skin needs. I have heard about retinol, green tea, vitamins and the rest but this one “Niacinamide” is a new word for me. I’ve learned so much from reading your post, would love to make my skin looks better and younger thanks to your great guide!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  16. Eloise

    thank goodness there are so many antioxidants to help our lovely skin! I always put vitamin C and e on my face daily! thanks for the facts on the many others ; )

    20 . Dec . 2017
  17. stephaniesherlock

    I need a dose of antioxidents and something for firmness. I use a quality 24 hour cream but I could use a little something extra.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  18. Shell

    Hi love green tea but I didn’t know that it was good for my skin! That’s great news!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  19. shannon

    Just started using rentinol this year and notice a significant difference.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  20. thebusyboymama

    I would love to try a green tea scrub. That sounds rejuvenating.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  21. Elizabeth

    Such a great list! I definitely need to consume more of these items.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  22. lucicoo

    I take Hair, Skin and Nail vitamins that have a lot of these vitamins and minerals in them but most of the time I take extra C and E.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  23. akamatra

    I drink huge amounts of green tea myself. I am happy to report that I have a good skin and that helps too!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  24. Cia Black

    What a great list, I’ve recently entered the world of homemade scrubs and such using oils, and a lot of te recipes I’ve Come across call for Vitamin E and a few for green tea. The rest I’ve was wondering about not quite sure what the benefits are for a lot of them but now I’m able to at least tick a few of my list.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  25. keisha1989

    This is a great list.I have been trying to gain as much knowledge i can about skin care and this was really helpful.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  26. Alicia Taylor at

    I like green tea because it is so full of antioxidents. It’s great inside the body and I am seeing more and more trends of putting green tea in cosmetics to help the skin, as well. And Reservatrol is also great.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  27. Hellocuppies

    I’m kind of having a little de-ja-vu as I’ve recently started seeing a skin-care specialist and she also says most of what you have too. Our skin is so important and i really hope all this self-care pays off in the future.

    20 . Dec . 2017
  28. Different Frame of Mind

    I really had no idea that all of these were so great for your skin. I knew the first one but all the rest I had honestly never heard of or knew were good. I will have to check this out further and start using them to better my skin. Thank you for the tips and knowledge!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  29. Lauren

    Oh love. YESSSSS I have been using Retinol for the last two years and it has been amazing for my skin! I’m going to have to add some of these others as well to my skin routine. Thank you so much for sharing!!

    20 . Dec . 2017
  30. Rye Santiago

    I eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, drink green tea and turmeric milk, and do yoga. These practices have helped keep my skin radiant and healthy.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  31. Ithfifi Williams / IthinityBeauty

    Such an informative post. I am great with my veggies but REALLY lacking on the fruit and I think my skin shows it so I’m bookmarking this post and going to go full force on the goodness!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  32. Razena |

    This is an awesome checklist for my next skincare purchase. Today I actually went and bought cleansers, exfoliator, moisturizer with Vitamin C because my skin is looking so dull since the weather has cooled.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  33. elishaff

    These are great tips! I always love finding natural ways I can get antioxidants, so I eat lots of fruits and veggies. Kale is great!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  34. toastycritic

    I have tried many of those antioxidants. In fact my mother has always been a big vitamin woman, so we always had a ton of those around the house growing up, although I am not sure I always loved them. I really should use green tea more. I doknow how good it is for you.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  35. My Teen Guide

    I don’t drink tea as much as I drink coffee. However, a delicious hot cup of green tea is always a welcome treat for me. I will try to add more antioxidants in my diet and take supplements too. Thank you for this timely reminder.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  36. balanceandblessings1

    Great list and explanations about each one. I really should be drinking more tea!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  37. chewoutloud

    This is So great. I’ve recently been really into taking care of my largest organ, my skin! I’ve been updating all our skincare products throughout our home, especially for the kids. I wish I’d known all this years ago!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  38. A Busy Bees Life - Sheri

    I have read a bit about retinol but not in this detail. Skin care is so important yet people still neglect it.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  39. Niekartistiek

    It is so important to take good care of your skin! Thank you so much for sharing these tips, I’ll definitely step up my Tea game – Green it is!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  40. eliza

    Great list, I happen to be a big fan of Vitamins C, but with your blog – I have a lot of options now. Thanks for the information.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  41. Nayna Kanabar

    I am not a big fan of green tea however I do try nad eat fruits and Vegetables that are high in antioxidants.Your post is very informative.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  42. Brandi

    I’m so glad you posted this. I plan to take better care of my skin going into the New Year so this was helpful. I love green tea too and try to get a good dosage of vitamin C. Thanks for sharing!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  43. London Mumma

    A very interesting read and especially finding out where you can get antioxidants from, I mean a watermelon!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  44. Crystal (Busy Mom Diary)

    Skin care is so essential. This is very informational and I enjoyed reading it.

    21 . Dec . 2017
  45. Niekartistiek

    It is so important to take good care of our skins! Thank you for sharing these, because of this I’m gonna step up my tea game – Green it is!

    21 . Dec . 2017
  46. alisonrost

    This past year I’ve also become a big fan of chlorophyll for overall health and glowing skin. I like to make chlorophyll water by adding 3 tablespoons of chlorophyll to 32-ounce of filtered water with cucumber and fresh mint. Alternatively, make a green tea smoothie with almond milk, matcha green tea, avocado, chlorophyll, vanilla, and cardamom. x

    22 . Dec . 2017
  47. Ut Minh

    I am using Green Tea. I never knew about these ideas. My skin is sensitive, and I need this one of you.

    22 . Dec . 2017
  48. Tiffany Yong

    Yea! So glad that I know almost all of them and have been taking most of them regularly! This is definitely useful information that everyone should know!

    22 . Dec . 2017
  49. EG III

    I’ve been a huge fan of antioxidants for quite some time now. I try to make it a point to get them into my diet each day. Admittedly, I’m definitely not as well versed as this list you created is so it’s a godsend for me to have absolute clarity on the topic. And I’m glad to see that I’m already on the right path!

    25 . Dec . 2017
  50. helloconchita

    These are some very helpful information! Definitely learned lots from this especially since my skin is very sensitive.

    25 . Dec . 2017
  51. This Sweaty Life

    I love vitamin C. Great article!

    26 . Dec . 2017
  52. Renita

    This was very informative. I will definitely try out the Green Tea Sugar Scrub.

    28 . Dec . 2017
  53. Theresa Bailey

    I see a lot of products now with retinol. Always wondered why and now I know it’s for smooth, younger skin!

    05 . Jan . 2018
  54. paigemecham

    Thanks for including foods that include these. Very helpful!

    05 . Jan . 2018
  55. Belinda, Virtual Assistant

    Some really great tips here, thanks. I really want to get the benefits of green tea but unfortunely I cannot stand it haha! Will ry some of your other suggestions instead!

    05 . Jan . 2018
  56. Vanessa Cast (@vanbizkit)

    This is definitely a post that is going to my bookmarks right now 🙂 I’m using Vitamin E but I want to try Vitamin C 🙂

    06 . Jan . 2018
  57. amanda

    Wow lots of great information! I feel like I have so much to learn. In 2018 I’m taking time for me and learning how to take care of my skin better. )

    06 . Jan . 2018

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