Before we understand how antioxidants benefit our skin’s health, we need to understand how oxidation affects skin in the first place. Free radicals are charged oxygen molecules which can chemically bind to biological molecules like DNA and protein. This is damaging as they can no longer function properly and can break down after these chemical modifications. The oxidative damage to collagen and elastin cause wrinkles and premature skin aging to occur.
Oxidation occurs in our skin for a number of reasons. The main source of free radicals in the skin is from UV exposure from the sun. But free radicals can also accumulate from cigarette smoke, certain foods (smoked or grilled), alcohol, exercise, and pharmaceuticals. Although we can try our best to protect ourselves from oxidative damage, to some extent free radicals are unavoidable.
Antioxidants can provide protection against free radical damage, and are naturally present in our skin. But with excess free radical production our natural source of antioxidants cannot keep up, therefore making antioxidant supplementation essential to prevent damage. Along with ingestion of antioxidant rich foods and supplements, antioxidants can be topically applied to the skin to help prevent damage, and help rebuild the collagen network in our skin.
Vitamin C and E, Retinol, Resveratrol, and Ferulic Acid are all antioxidants that have been incorporated into Skin Management System by Dr. Strauss. And more importantly, when combined the effects of antioxidants in the skin are greater, which is why multiple antioxidant sources can be found in just one product. See how you can achieve the best antioxidant protection with Skin Management System by Dr. Strauss.
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