If you’ve ever wondered to yourself “what are the free radicals every skincare company seems to talk about?”, this blog is for you! Free radicals are not a good time for your skin, especially if you’ve spent a lot of money on products to keep your skin soft, hydrated, and glowing. Read on for the total breakdown on these skin scavengers.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that scavenge across the skin to “reclaim” their missing molecule. Now when I say ‘reclaim’, they’re trying to steal it from your hard-working skin cells.
If successful in their mission, they start a chain reaction in your skin cells that can contribute to changes in your complexion such as fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity and uneven skin tone.
Free radicals roam freely within common areas like high pockets of pollution, UV rays and toxins, this means that we're exposed to them in many of our day-to-day activities. But thankfully with antioxidant-rich skincare, we can provide our skin with the tools it needs to minimise the damage free radicals can cause. Antioxidants help to divert the free radicals’ gaze from your skin cells by lending it one of their molecules, which means that the free radical is now fulfilled and won’t bother your skin.
Some well-known examples of ingredients rich in antioxidant properties include:
• Vitamin C
• Goji Berries
• Hemp Seed
Using skincare that is rich in antioxidants, may help to prevent free radical damage, and promote a more hydrated and glowing complexion.