Free radicals pose the biggest threat to your skin. They cause wrinkles, contribute to the loss of collagen and elastin, reduce face skin elasticity. Luckily, the up-to-date cosmetology knows how to deal with free radicals and prevent premature ageing. Check how to look younger and beautiful.
What are free radicals?
Free radicals are atoms damaged by UV radiation, X-rays, stress, environmental pollution or metabolism processes. They move in our body, causing DNA damage. The system is able to protect itself yet only for some time. It loses such a power with the passing time. Result? Wrinkles, discolorations, losing skin firmness, quick ageing.
How to fight free radicals?
There are products with antioxidants available on the cosmetic market. These are chemical compounds that delay the oxidisation processes and destroy free radicals. Natural plant substances and diet supplements are the best sources of antioxidants. Vitamins A, C and E, coenzyme Q10 and ferulic acid are most popular ones. For example, you can find them in pepper, onion, tomatoes, apples and citruses. Antioxidants can be found in green tea, red wine and coffee. Cranberry, coliander, parsley and cinnamon are also rich in antioxidants.
How do antioxidants work?
Their basic task is slowing down ageing. They react against the destruction of collagen fibres and occurrence of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Some antioxidants work in a similar way to SPF creams. Interestingly, they prevent cancers and heart attacks so they have an amazing influence on both our skin and the whole system.