I see that a lot of skin creams and serums contain antioxidants. What do antioxidants do for the skin, and do you think it’s a good thing to use?
We recommend antioxidants for all of our patients. Long story short, they help to keep our skin looking smoother and more even-toned. They do this by protecting our skin cells from damage and accelerated aging caused by the sun, the environment, and unhealthy foods. Common antioxidants in skin products include vitamin C, vitamin E, niacinamide, glutathione, and many others. Antioxidants are especially important here in Tucson because of our intense sunlight. More reasons to love antioxidant products is that they can be used year-round including in the summer, and they are well-tolerated even by sensitive skin. There are many effective antioxidant products available, and we can help you choose one that is appropriate for your skin.