One Minute Clinic: Why You Should Use an Antioxidant

One Minute Clinic: Why You Should Use an Antioxidant

Types of antioxidants

Vitamin C works the best and has been the most studied, but niacinamide, resorcinol, vitamin E and retinol are all examples of antioxidants.

What do antioxidants do?

Protect your skin from free radicals, which can damage your skin by activating brown spots and creating signs of aging.

What are their benefits?

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Protect the skin against UV damage
  • Promote collagen production
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brighten and even out skin tone

When to use it?

Use a vitamin C based antioxidant every morning on your face, neck, and chest on clean, dry skin before you apply your moisturizer and sunscreen.

Check out our video below to help choose which antioxidant is right for you. 



Heather D. Rogers, MD stands apart in a world dominated by financially motivated endorsements. Her recommendations are thoroughly researched, focusing on effectiveness and safety. She prioritizes your skin and health over external pressures or personal gains. Driven by the need for superior options, she created Doctor Rogers Skin Care. Dr. Rogers is a double board certified dermatologist with two decades of experience. She sees 100+ patients per week as a full-time procedural dermatologist and surgeon at her practice Modern Dermatology in Seattle.

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