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What foods have the most antioxidants and have been shown to repair damage and slow the aging process?

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Foods that are rich in antioxidants are good for your skin and your overall health. You can also apply products that have them. Those with the most antioxidants that have been shown to repair damage and slow the aging process include:

Other plant-based or natural treatments for aging skin found in skin-care products include:

  • Acai oil
  • Alpha-lipoic acid
  • Green tea extract
  • Retinol
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Caffeine
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid
  • Salicylic acid

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Acai.”

Marilyn Berzin, MD, dermatologist, DC Derm Docs, Washington, DC.

Hoppe, U. , 1999. Biofactors

Blatt, T. , 1999. European Journal of Geriatrics

University of Maryland Medical Center: ''Alpha-lipoic acid.''

Kawasumi, M. , August 16, 2011. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Kaczvinsky, J. , September, 2009. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Blatt T. , April 1999. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Acai.”

Marilyn Berzin, MD, dermatologist, DC Derm Docs, Washington, DC.

Hoppe, U. , 1999. Biofactors

Blatt, T. , 1999. European Journal of Geriatrics

University of Maryland Medical Center: ''Alpha-lipoic acid.''

Kawasumi, M. , August 16, 2011. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Kaczvinsky, J. , September, 2009. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Blatt T. , April 1999. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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