Who does not want healthy and glowing skin? We know we all do. The benefits of antioxidants come up naturally in discussions about beautiful skin and good health. An antioxidant is a molecule which imbibes the oxidation of other molecules. Antioxidants are chemicals that transfer electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent so they can prevent or slow down cell damage and provides healthy skin. Oxidation is defined as the interaction between oxygen molecules and all the different substances that may come to contact with living tissue and oxidation reaction produces free radicals.
Free radicals are atoms or group of atoms with an odd number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen
interacts with certain molecule. After the formation, these free reactive radicals start a chain reaction which
can cause damage or death to a cell. Antioxidants are molecules that can interact with free radicals and
terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged as well as inhibit other oxidation reactions.