Antioxidants protect skin from environmental damage
Various antioxidants may be used topically on the skin to counteract the damaging effects of UV rays. These compounds are able to absorb UV rays and act as antioxidants. This strategy may also help prevent UV-induced skin damage. Therefore, enhancing the antioxidant capacity of skin cells is a promising strategy for UV-protection. However, a number of other factors may contribute to the cellular level of antioxidants, including aging.
Strawberry polyphenols inhibit IL-1b and IL-6 gene expression. Blackberries also suppress the production of NO, an important inflammatory molecule. Oysters are also a rich source of omega-3s and contain several antioxidant compounds. Combined, these fruits have the potential to be a beneficial skincare supplement for people with rosacea. They can also help reduce the inflammation of the skin and fight free radicals in the body.