Do you suffer from premature skin aging? Free radicals are to blame
What is happening to my face? A few months ago I started noticing that my skin has been aging by leaps and bounds and I didn't know why it could be. I've always had a daily facial routine to keep my facial skin in perfect condition, but I think I'm suffering from premature aging on my face, and it's the fault of free radicals in the skin!
What are free radicals?
Free radicals are highly reactive oxygen molecules that are necessary for our body to perform various functions and to maintain its health properly. However, although free radicals are beneficial in some ways for our body, they also have negative side effects that can harm us in the long run.
Free radicals are created as a consequence of the biological reactions that take place in our body's cells. Every day these reactions, which are commonly referred to as "cellular reactions", take place in our bodies and although they are necessary for the normal cellular life, over time they can become detrimental for our body.
Why are free radicals harmful?
A consequence of the free radicals in our skin is that they set off a process we refer to as "free radical scavenging" leading to oxidative stress, that is, our skin oxidizes over time and ends up damaging the membranes and the genetic material (DNA) of our cells. Among these damaged cells are those responsible for creating collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, necessary for our skin, giving it a firm and youthful look. Without them, our skin will show a clear premature aging creating expression lines and wrinkles on our face. In addition, it will have a dull and tired look.
To combat the free radicals our body needs substances called antioxidants. Antioxidants not only neutralize the free radicals but also protect our bodies from the negative effects of the free radicals. However, our body does not create this substance naturally, we have to ingest it through food or apply it through creams on our skin.
What can I do to fight free radicals in my skin?
To avoid the free radicals eat food or apply cosmetics for men that are rich in free radicals. Vitamin C, vitamin E, flavonoids and beta-carotene for example, as they can be very beneficial when it comes to neutralizing the free radicals in our bodies.
And here's a tip! If your goal is to maintain our face young, firm and with a natural glow, it is important to introduce some of these ingredients in our daily facial routine. The most typical is to use creams or serums for men that contain a high level of vitamin C. At BOXSR, for example, you can find our vitamin C + Hyalurance serum, which will provide you with many benefits for your skin.
What are you waiting for to try it? I'm starting today with the vitamin C + Hyalurance serumI'm sure I won't be disappointed (and neither will you).