Just like in an apple our body ages from oxidation. A chain reaction starts at the molecular level that destroys and mutates cells.
|Free Radical Damage to Atoms or Molecules|
The DNA Strand has a complex makeup that tells the cells how to function and do their job. Here is a healthy DNA structure with the elements in the correct places.
|DNA Damage and Mutation|
Protecting Against Free Radical DamageYou may have experienced that when you put lemon juice on an apple, the browning of the apple slows down greatly. The lemon is as an anti-oxidant that slows down oxidation. Like the lemon, our cells can benefit from anti-oxidants to slow down the aging process. More importantly, anti-oxidants not only slow, but stop the chain reaction of damage on a molecular or DNA level from continuing to happen.
Their are many natural anti-oxidant ingredients that can be eaten or applied topically that stop free radical damage. Each anti-oxidant works in different ways; making it crucial to use different genres of anti-oxidants. Listed below are the main anti-oxidants in skincare:
Vitamin C Serum: Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant. Ascorbic acid can overcome free radical damage by neutralizing the molecules that have had an oxidation reaction. Vitamin C also acts as a protector that will stifle oxidation. Ascorbic acid is present in all plants which provides a barrier to environmental stress.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is the most lipid soluble anti-oxidant and is able to protect the membranes of the molecules from free radical damage. Vitamin E can break the chain reaction of mutations that have started and repair the damage that has occurred.
Ferulic Acid: Studies have shown that ferulic acid can destroy mutated cells such as cancer cells and reduces Thymine Dimers. When Ferulic Acid is combined with Vitamin C and E, a synergistic effect is created. Another poignant CE Ferulic fact is that UV light renders the acid more effective. Ferulic can neutrilize certain types of free radicals that other anti-oxidants may not repair.
Antioxidant SkincareApplying these products in the AM will boost protection for the day. As an added benefit they will aid in regenerating cells, building collagen, elastin, evening skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation while brightening. WOW!
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