Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains how antioxidants slow down signs of aging.

Joel Schlessinger MD explains how antioxidants slow down aging and how to use them to have younger looking skin. 

New You - The Age of Antioxidants

In the article titled “The Age of Antioxidants” published by New You in the summer of 2010, Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses the importance of antioxidants and shares how to choose the best antioxidant-based skin care solutions.

The article first defines an “oxidant,” also known as a free radical. An oxidant is a byproduct of taking oxygen into our bodies — and can actually damage other molecules; this type of cellular damage can lead to aging skin. The following can increase the levels of oxidants:

  • Pollution
  • UV
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Radiation
  • Diet

On the other hand, “Antioxidants are known to improve cellular function,” according to Dr. Joel Schlessinger, “and are thought to slow down aging.”

He adds that it can be “helpful to have extra opportunities to deliver antioxidants to the skin by applying them topically.”

To find a list of antioxidants, go to Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. For an in-depth look at the role antioxidants play in health and whether or not taking antioxidant supplements assists in good health, see the information found at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, also part of the National Institutes of Health.

For maximum antioxidant skin penetration, consider Obagi Professional-C Serum 20%.

Obagi Professional-C Serum 20%

Obagi Professional-C Serum 20% contains L-ascorbic acid, which neutralizes the free radicals that damage skin. It remains in the skin for up to 72 hours.

Freelance writers, editors, journalist and bloggers: are you looking for an expert for your article? Contact Dr. Joel Schlessinger today.

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About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on February 15, 2012, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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