The importance of antioxidants for the skin

The excessive presence of free radicals in the body is directly responsible for thecellular aging. What they do is damage primary functions of the cells, such as regeneration and cellular reproduction.

In this way, they directly contribute to accelerate the aging of the skin.

The closest result is the loss of elasticity in it. The free radicals are the skin’s worst enemy.

It effects affect the levels of collagens and our body is incapable by itself of neutralizing excess radicals free It is then when it resorts to the reserve of nutrient, since these act releasing electrons in the blood and are known as ANTIOXIDANTS.

The most prominent are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, Zinc and Carotene and can be found naturally in foods such as fish, fruits, vegetables, cereals and legumes.

It is very important to avoid stress with a relaxed life and a balanced diet, rich in antioxidants to avoid the excess of free radicals.

Food with antioxidants for our skin

Vitamin C

We can find Vitamin C in fresh and raw fruits such as everything type of citrus, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, mango … and in vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E will be found in wheat germ, soybean oil, cereals whole grain, olive oil, green leafy vegetables and nuts.


Its beneficial effect has been demonstrated in anti-inflammatory processes and in related to aging.

Vegetables such as carrots, spinach and squash or fruits like apricots, cherries, melons or peaches are foods rich in beta-carotene.


We can find it in meats, fish, seafood, cereals, eggs, fruits and vegetables.


It favors the formation of new proteins and participates in the fight against radicals free and in the synthesis of enzymes.

They step into the immune system and promotes the good condition of the skin and mucous membranes.

A good source of zinc are meats, fish, eggs, cereals and legumes.


Acts as an antioxidant protecting cells from the toxic effects of radicals free.

We can find them in fish, cereals and green vegetables.



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