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Ask an Expert: Which Antioxidants Should I Be Looking for in My Skincare?


Antioxidants are one of those ingredients that, while most people have heard of them, we’re all still a little iffy on what they actually do. In fact, in a recent poll, only three-in-ten respondents thought they could even make an educated guess about which ingredients in their skincare products were antioxidants.

So let’s clear that up right off the bat: Antioxidants prevent free radical damage caused by environmental stressors like UV rays, air pollution, and even the blue light emitted from the screens of your electronic devices, explains Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. “Antioxidants are the ‘stressor-neutralizing’ ingredients that we need to preserve our skin. They donate an electron to unstable molecules, which would have ultimately caused a reaction for accelerated skin aging, and instead stabilize them.”



Source : Good Housekeeping – Ask an Expert: Which Antioxidants Should I Be Looking for in My Skincare? Edited By, Megan Mcintyre

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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