What No One Tells You About Antioxidants

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Antioxidants are like little life preservers for our skin. These nutrient-dense compounds are serious overachievers when it comes to protecting our complexions — both when ingested and applied topically. But, though we may know our way around a blueberry, we're not so sure how to fully reap the benefits of our favorite antioxidant products.

Well, Allure is here to help. The beauty bible has assembled five need-to-know tips for getting the most out of antioxidant-infused skin care. Including which formulations to look for and how to apply 'em, the list is essentially a crash course in antioxidants. Our favorite takeaway? More really is better in this case. "Antioxidants target different free radicals and also work synergistically, so the more you have on at one time, the better," says dermatologist Jeannette Graf.

Click through for four more little-known factoids about everyone's favorite skin-care guardian angel. (Allure)

Paula's Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum, $25.50, available at Paula's Choice.


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