Free radicals are not people who hate wearing bras. Or tree huggers on the run.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that your body produces when it’s stressed out.
Lifestyle factors, stress, and environmental factors promote more free radical production. Think things like:
- Air pollution
- UV rays
What are free radicals?
Let’s get science-y
Our world is made up of atoms. And every atom has electrons whizzing around them.
Electrons love to be paired up and when they stick to the buddy system, everything is fine.
But sometimes they lose their buddy. And when this happens, it’s called a free radical.
So basically a free radical is an obnoxious dude that will go around causing damage because he misses his buddy. Sad. It’s like, just go to therapy?
What do free radicals do to my skin?
Free radicals oxidise the skin, causing damage and speeding up signs of ageing. These are classic signs of free radical damage:
- Dark spots
- Fine lines
- Loss of firmness
- Saggy skin
How can I prevent free radicals?
It’s important to note that despite being annoying, free radicals are also totally normal. Your body will produce them regardless.
But you can prevent skin damage from external factors by using antioxidants in your routine.
My Collagen Boost Serum is packed with vitamin C, ferulic acid, and vitamin E. Three ingredients that are powerful antioxidants and great at protecting you from pesky free radicals.
Plus, you’re also boosting your radiance for brighter skin on the daily. You can look fresh and glowy no matter you got up to last night. Wink.
Want to know more about antioxidants? I wrote a blog post just for you.