Awesome Antioxidants and Your Skin: Tips from The Langdon Center

January 30, 2013

Antioxidants are nutrients and enzymes that can help to prevent and repair damage to your body’s tissue. Unlike products that we apply to the outside of the skin like sunscreens and moisturizers, antioxidants can protect your skin from the inside out by guarding your cells from damage. Antioxidants slow or prevent the effect of free radicals, which start oxidation, a process that causes damage from oxygen that can lead to cell dysfunction.

If you’ve seen a peeled apple turn brown, you’ve seen oxidation in action. As antioxidants block the effects of free radicals, they themselves are oxidized. This is why it’s important to constantly replenish your supply of antioxidants.

Here are 3 antioxidants to remember:

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a preventive and reparative antioxidant. Mighty C guards against oxidative damage and actively stimulates collagen production to the max. Eating ample amounts of food loaded with vitamin C is key.

Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an interceptive and stabilizing antioxidant. It supports the skin’s natural defense systems and neutralizes rogue free radicals caused by the sun’s rays. When it comes to foods rich in antioxidant vitamin E, think oils and healthy fats: olives and olive oil, flax seeds and oil, pumpkin seeds and oil, sunflower seeds and oil, as well as almonds, hazelnuts, avocados, and sweet potatoes.

Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 is a natural antioxidant in the body that helps cells grow and protects them from the ravages of cancer. A drop in natural levels of coenzyme Q10 that occurs in our later years is thought to contribute to the skin aging process. Without adequate coenzyme Q10 , our cells can’t function properly. Increase your coenzyme Q10 powers with ample servings of whole grains and fish or try taking it as a supplement.

Skin Condition Consultations Available

If you have further questions about Skin Conditions, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Dr. Langdon and all of his nurses and staff are very friendly and they know how to make you feel very comfortable. He is a very experienced doctor, I call him an artistic dr. because he’s so precise in his work. If you would like something done right, dr. Langdon is the one to see. I am very pleased with my results and very grateful for him and his staff being here in Ct.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about Skin Conditions, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at (203) 453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

author avatar
Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

To know more about Dr. Robert Langdon, MD — Click Here

You may follow Dr. Robert Langdon on Facebook: @thelangdoncenter/ | YouTube: @DrRLangdon and on Instagram: @thelangdoncenter/

Discover our before & after gallery

Real Patients, Real Reviews.

Request a consultation with The Langdon Center today.

If you have any questions or would like to gather more information prior to your visit, please fill out our contact form or give us a call at 203-453-8625

Icon of a phone receiver, symbolizing communication through a phone call. Call Guilford & Madison, CT best cosmetic and laser surgeon, The Langdon center now.

Chat with a team member.

An image showing a document icon suggesting the input of information or filling out a form.

Fill out the form.

An image symbolizing arranging or reserving appointments, suggesting organization of time or planning on a calendar.

Schedule appointment.

  • Should be Empty:

Stay up-to-date. Subscribe to our Newsletter.