Anything that you read that’s skin care related will endlessly mention free radicals and although people gather, from the way that they’re described, that they’re bad news a lot of them don’t actually realise what they are.
Free radicals are basically free molecules in the skin that have no real purpose however, they become a danger to the skin when they’re allowed free reign because they essentially steal electrons from healthy molecules causing them to become a free radical too. It is free radicals that cause aging and tissue damage that – if it is allowed to develop too much – can become irreparable.
Although free radicals really are bad news for your skin they are an essential when it comes to biological processes and our bodies couldn’t function without them.
In order to prevent free radicals from causing damage to your skin it’s imperative to eat foods that are rich in antioxidants as well as using skin care products that make use of them too. Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants as well as many skin care products, including product in the Dermalogica range.
Although aging is inevitable it can be brought on much earlier in life if the free radicals in your body are allowed to get out of control and they can also cause some much more serious problems including clogging arteries and destroying DNA if they’re not quickly brought back under control.