There’s no going wrong with green tea. Whether you consume it or use it topically, this one’s a wonder ingredient. It contains catechins, a source of antioxidants that aid the body with multiple benefits. It's anti-inflammatory (which makes it great for acne-prone skin), helps regulate the production of sebum and also has anti-ageing benefits. So, get some green tea essential oil and while you’re at it, brew yourself a cup too!
Grape seed oil
If you're looking for a good dose of antioxidants, look no further than the good ol' grapeseed oil. It's loaded with Vitamin E—twice as much as olive oil, to be precise. It also contains Vitamins C and D and is known to be highly effective in moisturising and tightening the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles as well as lightening scars. Lastly, it's light-textured, so it doesn’t feel greasy on the skin.
It's a good idea to get your fill of berries—strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and goji berries. They're high on antioxidants and Vitamin C. They help with hydration and have anti-ageing as well as anti-inflammatory benefits. One way to give your skin a big dose of these is to incorporate the Lakmé Blush & Glow Crème Face Wash (with the goodness of strawberries) in your skincare routine. It has a potent formula, which comes with beads that burst on pale skin to lend it a gentle hint of colour. In addition to lending colour, these beads also scrub your skin gently without sucking away moisture.
Flavonoids are the natural compounds that give fruits and veggies their distinct colour. These compounds are also anti-oxidant-rich. The brighter the veggies, the better they are. So, make sure there’s a rainbow of veggies on your plate every day.
And now, just in case you were craving some dessert, the good news is that dark chocolate too, is a great source of antioxidants. Cocoa has long been known as a potent source of antioxidants, and boosts skin as well as heart health. It's also loaded with fibre. So, the next time, you're gorging on dark chocolate, do it guilt-free!