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Do Antioxidants Get Rid of Wrinkles?

Antioxidants That’s the question I’m asking you today. Do antioxidants get rid of wrinkles?  What do you think?

The answer is: NO.

Antioxidants are free radical scavengers.  Free radicals are the equivalent to tiny little bombs that bombard cells and destroy them.  Cellular degradation leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, thus contributing to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.  Antioxidants are the equivalent to ‘body guards’ for the cells.  They provide protection to the cellular structure to PREVENT the formation of new wrinkles, but they DO NOT get rid of the fine lines & wrinkles that you already have.

This post was inspired by a comment I read on another blog stating that you can put KETCHUP on your face to help make fine lines & wrinkles disappear due to the high antioxidants levels that are in tomatoes.  Seriously, I could not make this stuff up if I wanted to. *SIGH*.

So, I’ll leave you today with this piece of advice…Don’t Believe The Hype.