Can You Absorb Antioxidants Through Your Skin?

As the nights get longer and the days shorter (and colder), it’s time to give your immune system a boost.

Whether you're finding you're inside more or are commuting to work, it's a good idea to think about your health and immune system. This blog talks about antioxidants, how they help build your immunity, and how Patch V3's immunity patch is the answer for those of you who are sick of swallowing pills!

What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are the body's first line of defense against disease. These tiny molecules are in many foods that fight against free radicals, which cause cancer, heart disease, strokes, and many other health problems.  

As we age, our bodies begin to stop completing what's called the oxidation process, meaning our bodies can't heal as well. As this happens, less oxygen is absorbed, preventing our body from repairing itself and making it difficult to release any food the body couldn't consume.

But there is some hope! Antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and many other foods help keep your body healthy and disease-causing cells in check.

Where Do We Get Antioxidants From?

A diet rich in antioxidants is the best way to prevent cancer, heart disease, stroke and keep you feeling and looking young. Antioxidants are in many foods we eat daily, from fruits and vegetables to poultry and seafood, and even in different nuts or whole grains.

Below are the different types of antioxidants and the different foods that contain them. Check out (and try not to get hungry while reading) this list:

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is probably the most well-known of all antioxidants. When most people think about vitamin C, oranges or orange juice come to mind. But this disease-fighting antioxidant is found in more places than you might think:

  • Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower
  • Leafy greens (turnips, mustard, beet)
  • Collards, kale, snow peas
  • Sweet potato, tomatoes, bell peppers (all colors)
  • Cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, papaya
  • Grapefruit, orange, lemon, strawberries

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is in different vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Not as well known as Vitamin C, this antioxidant is just as powerful and packs a real punch when fighting disease.

  • Almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds
  • Avocado, Swiss chard
  • Leafy greens (beet, mustard, turnips)
  • Red peppers, spinach (boiled)


Carotenoids are fat-soluble, meaning they absorb any fats you eat. These super healthy and brightly colored fruits and vegetables have nutrients that enter right into your bloodstream; they're the ultimate antioxidant.

  • Apricots, cantaloupe, mangos, peaches
  • Oranges, tangerines, pink grapefruit
  • Pumpkin, winter squash, watermelon
  • Asparagus, beets, broccoli, carrots
  • Bell peppers, kale, turnip, collard greens
  • Spinach, sweet potato, tomatoes


Selenium, an essential mineral, is absorbed into your body from the foods in your diet. Even though your body only needs tiny amounts of this antioxidant, it still plays a vital role in your metabolism.

  • Brazil nuts, barley, brown rice
  • Fish, shellfish, beef, poultry


Zinc, probably one of the essential antioxidants, isn't naturally made in the human body. By taking supplements and eating well-balanced meals, you can ensure your body has a consistent supply.

  • Beef, poultry, oysters, shrimp,
  • Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds
  • Chickpeas, lentils, cashews, fortified cereals

Phenolic Compounds

Phenolic compounds are the ultimate antioxidant for fighting off infections and deadly diseases. This antioxidant is found naturally in wine, dark chocolate, tea, and so much more.

  • Quercetin (apples, red wine, onions)
  • Catechins (tea, cocoa, berries),
  • Resveratrol (red and white wine, grapes, peanuts, berries)
  • Coumaric acid (spices, berries)
  • Anthocyanins (blueberries, strawberries)

Absorbing Antioxidants Through Your Skin

Between sun damage, polluted air, and an unhealthy diet are the worst stressors that help speed up the aging process. But there is hope; applying antioxidants to your skin and eating an antioxidant-rich diet can do wonders to keep you healthier for longer. Below are several ways that antioxidants can help you look and feel younger.

Keeps You Young

If you want to stay looking younger, antioxidants are the answer for longer. As we age, our skin begins to show signs of what's called "oxidative stress," which means your skin starts losing the natural ability to detoxify or clean out toxins from your body.

By applying antioxidants regularly to your skin, you'll have a much better chance to stay looking youthful. Those annoying "scavenging free radicals" (also known as disease-causing cells) that help speed up the aging process won't stand a chance against routinely applying antioxidants to your skin.

Protects You Against the Sun

Antioxidants have what's known as anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it acts as a natural sun-block. The sun's harmful and cancerous rays, which easily cause anyone to burn, are stopped in their tracks when up against these bad boys.

By applying antioxidants to your skin, you'll find better protection against possible painful sunburns and keep your skin looking healthy.

Repairs Your Skin

Antioxidants help your skin repair itself naturally. If you spend a lot of time in the sun and then find you've got a nasty sunburn, this can make you age faster and damage your skin forever.

The answer here's to eat your fruits and vegetables, which contain antioxidants like vitamin C; this helps make more collagen (a key ingredient in your skin) which is essential to keep you looking youthful for longer.

Brightens Your Skin

We all know someone who loves tanning and worships the sun. But spending lots of time under the sun does have its consequences. The sudden appearance of tiny dark spots and an uneven skin tone are typical; caused by too much sun can permanently damage your skin. By applying antioxidants to your skin, free radicals and skin damage will not be a problem for you anymore.

How The Immunity Patch Can Help Your Immune System Function

Slow Release

Our immunity patch will give you smaller, continuous doses over 8 hours going right you're your bloodstream. You'll feel better sooner by being absorbed through the skin rather than ingested.

Faster Absorption

Vitamins topically applied through the skin can absorb up to 90% of antioxidants, compared to orally ingesting vitamins which only absorb 30% of those active ingredients.

Vegan, Gluten & Lactose-Free

Get all your vitamins and nutrients naturally without the harmful fillers associated with pills and powders.

How it Works

Patch V3's cutting-edge 2-layer Matrix System is miles ahead of the competition. By using contact and nutrient layers, you'll be able to see the effects of our immunity patch sooner and feel amazing faster.

Backing Layer

Our immunity patches have a back layer; this outer cover gives the patch structural support and keeps it in place. Whatever you do, our immunity patch has got you covered wherever you go.

Matrix Layer

The matrix layer is where your skin meets Patch V3's immunity patch. This layer is where the active ingredients are absorbed right into your bloodstream, giving you that boost you need.

With Patch V3's Immunity Patch, You're Covered

Patch V3's patch technology has got you covered when you need it most, especially during flu season. Our immunity patch uses industry-leading technology, specially designed to be absorbed through the skin, giving the protection you need. Check out Patch V3's immunity patch today and get one for yourself; you'll be glad you did!