Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Your skin can be significantly impacted by environmental factors affecting its health and appearance. Protecting your skin should be non-negotiable.
One negative factor is free radicals. What are free radicals? They are unstable molecules, missing electrons from their outer shell. They can cause damage to cells, including skin cells.
Since your body comprises up to 60% water, there is a high probability that some free radicals will form from oxygen molecules. When they break down, they cause oxidation. If you want to understand what oxidation can do, think of what happens when you cut an apple and leave it unprotected. That brown discoloration you see? That’s oxidation. Now imagine what those pesky free radicals can do to our skin.
Other causes of free radicals are outside pollutants. Things like air pollution, smoking, sun exposure, alcohol, pesticides, and our diets can contribute to the formation of free radicals.
How can we protect our skin from free radicals? Antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, and E can slow down the damage caused by free radicals. You can find them in green leafy vegetables and berries. Green tea is good for your brain and heart too!
Significantly, applying antioxidants directly to your skin can positively affect your skin. Topical antioxidants can be absorbed directly into the skin, giving you maximum impact. We recommended using antioxidants both morning and night. A skincare regime in the morning is protective and nourishing. Applying good skincare products at night can be restorative.
Natural skincare that includes olive oil is a wise choice. It moisturizes, promotes healing, and increases collagen production.
Here are our 5 favorite Sallye Ander products to protect your skin from free radicals.