Antioxidants inhibit oxidization. Oxidization is a chemical reaction that can damage cells. The word “oxidization” is a bit misleading because people assume it means these reactions are caused only by oxygen. However, there are many sources of oxidization and they can be the cause of a variety of skin changes like fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Antioxidants help to prevent these issues before they begin, keeping skin looking and feeling its best at every age. Explore some of our dermatologist-recommended antioxidant treatments below.