antioxidantsWe all constantly face free radicals generated by the sun, food and environmental toxins. That’s why the role of antioxidants for optimal beauty continues to be significant. Carotenoids such as lycopene, lutein and astaxanthin, coQ10, and vitamins C and E in foods and supplements can all fend off free radicals from UV rays and other environmental toxins, protecting skin cells and reducing signs of aging.

These ingredients in skin care products give you a second strategy to fight free radicals. “Being sensitive to the season and changes in weather, you can combine creams that provide hydration with nutrients that strengthen the ability of the skin to deal with stress caused by environmental changes,” says Raz.