We hear about it all the time, 'free radicals are terrible and we have to do everything to stop them!' They're portrayed as the villains in a super hero movie, but unlike the movies, free radicals are real and are detrimental to the human body.
What is a free radical?
The definition of a free radical is:
an uncharged molecule (typically highly reactive and short-lived) having an unpaired valence electron.
The 5th grade chemistry answer is that they're atoms or molecules with an unpaired electron. These uncharged molecules can be generated by pollution, UV rays, and lifestyle choices (alcohol, cigarette smoke.)
How do they affect my skin?
Since free radicals have unpaired electrons, they're constantly seeking out that missing electron to gain stability. Free radicals "steal" electrons from the collagen and elastin in your skin, which are the proteins that keep your skin firm and wrinkle-free.
In essence, free radicals are stealing their missing electrons from the things that keep your skin young and beautiful!
How do we prevent that from happening?!
Another word that's always thrown around is Antioxidants! Antioxidants are molecules that lend their electron to the damaging free radicals, protecting the atoms and molecules that are so precious to us, our collagen and elastin.
Antioxidants are the superheroes to our free radical villains. They protect our skin from sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Not all antioxidants are equal.
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Ways to prevent free radicals
Limit your exposure to direct sunlight, avoid polluted areas while exercising, avoid volatile chemicals like smoke, paint, gasoline, and solvents, and try to eat organic, pesticide-free foods.
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