When your body has enough vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, your skin literally shines. It’s why experts consider antioxidant serums (like vitamin C) the gold standard of healthy aging treatments—but if you want to really amp up your body’s natural antioxidant defenses, you’ll want to ingest antioxidants, too.
“Even if it’s just a greens [powder] or a multivitamin—get a good one and stay consistent. Biggest difference,” says Leite. A multivitamin, in particular, can help you meet the daily dietary requirements of vitamins and minerals that are not easily consumed from diet alone. Just make sure you choose a high-quality formula, ideally one that contains antioxidant compounds from plants: Here’s a list of vetted options, all backed by a nutrition Ph.D.