“…free radical protection…” “…exposure to free radicals can…” “…protects from free radicals…”
How many times have you encountered the aforementioned statements? How many beauty products have these words on their packaging?
But What Are Free Radicals And Why Should We Be Scared Of Them?
Free radicals are created if one atom’s shell isn’t full with the required amount of electrons and it bonds with other substances to complete the shell, thus making the atom reactive.
In other words, free radicals are substances that are highly reactive. And with so many reactive atoms, there’s a chance that your body may succumb to the chain reaction – this may damage DNA, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids and also cause cancer, cardiovascular diseases and even autoimmune diseases.
Free radicals may interact with your body because of exposure to air pollution, smoke and other toxic chemicals. And what’s the first thing free radicals interact with? The skin, of course!
Free Radicals and the Skin
Free radicals are pretty awful for the skin. Here’s how free radicals can gradually damage your skin.
Changed skin color
Red sports of visibly broken blood vessels
Damaged skin DNA
With compromised collagen and elastin and damaged DNA, your skin is prone to wrinkles and inconsistent skin pigment.
Armoring Your Skin Against Free Radicals
Luckily, the effects of free radicals can be paused and even reversed. Turns out, Vitamin C skincare is one of the biggest assets we have to protect our skin from external free radical damage!
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant – a naturally occurring vitamin that neutralizes free radicals and their effects.
Vitamin C serums are great in treating free radical damage. They boost collagen and elastin within the skin so that it retains its texture and suppleness. It also helps to soothe irritated and inflamed areas on your skin, which are caused by free radicals.
Vitamin C skincare is also known for its brightening effects. It breaks dark spots and pigmentation caused by free radicals and rebuilds your skin’s protective barrier.
The Most Powerful Antioxidants
Vitamin C isn’t the only powerful antioxidant – there’s also Vitamin E! Vitamin E is known to improve blood vessel health and also interrupt the free radical chain reaction!
In other words, paired together, these ingredients are unstoppable – and boy, do we have a surprise for you.
Head on to our store for an all natural anti wrinkle serum, which combines Vitamin C and E.
So what’s it going to be? How will you fight free radicals?
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Christine Wright is a trusted beauty expert and an esthetician who is loved by editors and bloggers. She is a prolific writer on the topics of natural, chemical-free skin and body care. She also does reviews on store brand beauty products, with fairness and a real point-of-view. She is well-known of creating products for specific skin types, especially to those with ultra-sensitive faces.
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