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Whether it’s acne treatment, protection against skin rash or dozens of other potential processes, one of the most common ingredients you’ll find are called antioxidants. These are substances that inhibit oxidization, a process that can dry out and damage skin over time.

At the offices of Brian J. Williams, M.D., P.C., antioxidants are commonly found in the products we recommend. How can these products benefit you? Let’s take a look.

Wrinkle Care                               

Wrinkles are difficult to remove completely from the face, but antioxidants are some of the few products that can at least make a dent. They help plump the skin and make you look younger, and antioxidants featuring vitamins C and E can help reduce lines in the face. For this reason, these kinds of products are often used in areas near the eyes or nose – common wrinkle issue areas.

Scar Tissue and Sun Damage

Scar tissue is typically rigid and hard, unlike normal skin, which is flexible. Antioxidants, however – especially those featuring an extract called allium – will help increase blood flow to the area that’s been damaged. This helps scar tissue blend in with new skin.

Sun damage can also dry out skin and lessen its flexibility, but the same blood flow stimulation via antioxidants will help new cells to grow. This in turn will make skin appear younger. Several products, from gels and creams to patches, contain these kinds of antioxidants.


When skin becomes inflamed, antioxidants are often the best combatant. They increase circulation and speed up cell metabolism within the skin, which helps inflammation reduce itself more quickly. Antioxidants also promote skin tone through acids found in it.

Skin Firming

For people trying to look and feel younger, products featuring antioxidants are often the first choice. Antioxidants rejuvenate and tone the skin, leading to a younger and more flexible look.

Want to learn more about antioxidants or any of our other dermatologist-approved skin care methods? Contact the offices of Brian J. Williams, M.D., P.C. today.