Antioxidants come up often in skin care and nutrition education. Why do we love them so much? What is their role in our skin and body health? Antioxidants are defending us from free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that contain an unpaired electron, which causes them to be highly chemically reactive. This unstable molecule is destructive when it comes into contact with structures and other molecules within the cell. Without sufficient antioxidants (the natural enemy of free radicals) an excess of free radicals creates inflammation and leads to premature aging. Antioxidants are a must in every skin care routine. Ask us how to boost your free radical protection. Here are some of our favorites!