Free radicals and their evil plan for your skin

June 03, 2018

How free radicals and antioxidants work.

If you're like me, you've heard about the whole Free Radical thing about a zillion times. But are they really that bad for your skin? It breaks down like this...

  • we are made of molecules
  • molecules are made of atoms
  • atoms are made of electrons - and they always come in pairs

Bad things happen when an electron loses it's mate

Let's say a free radical comes along and steals one electron from one of your atoms. The other electron is upset - yes, but the really bad news is - the remaining electron can't do it's job without a mate (think losing one shoe). 

But there's more - the free radical's dirty work damages our skin's DNA which accelerates skin aging. 

Now fast forward a few years and when you look in the mirror, the free radical's evil deed plays out on your skin as brown spots, saggy skin and wrinkles.

So how do I keep free radicals from making my skin look like Dumbo's behind?

One word - ANTIOXIDANTS.

Antioxidants (like vitamin C and E) supply free radicals with missing electrons so they don't need to steal them from us. Especially when applied to the surface of your skin.

Daily application of a rejuvenating antioxidant skin serum like Cejuvenation is a great way to improve the look of existing free radical damage and help protect against future damage. 



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