Antioxidants are one of the three important daily skincare treatments. However, instead of applying antioxidants topically, can you just ingest them (e.g., drink orange juice for vitamin c)? Are oral antioxidants, like new drinks or dietary supplements, helpful for your skin compared to topical antioxidants? Topical antioxidants are proven to help protect the skin against high energy form free radicals and ultraviolet light. In theory, oral antioxidants should be helpful in protecting the skin. However, it is very difficult to prove or demonstrate that it actually is helpful. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz explains some of the reasons why it is hard to determine the efficacy of oral antioxidants for skin.
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