What are Free Radicals?
By now, most people have been taught to be frightened of free radicals. Free radicals are harmful to you and your appearance—they are thought to be the cause of aging, tissue damage, and even some diseases like cancer. What you may not know is what free radicals are, and the steps you can take to mitigate their effects.
Understanding Free Radicals
Free radicals are unstable molecules that are missing a vital electron. Molecules want to be stable, so free radicals have to go out and find that extra electron—and they end up stealing vital electrons from healthy molecules.
This process destroys the healthy molecules that keep your complexion glowing and your skin wrinkle-free.
The worst part is, the once-healthy molecules become free radicals and start the cycle all over again. The longer this process continues, the more free radicals are produced, and the more free radicals there are to wreak havoc on your appearance.
Fighting Free Radicals from the Inside
One way to combat the cycle of free radicals and aging is to feed them with antioxidants. Antioxidant molecules act like a wall, stopping free radicals before they can do more damage.
Where can you find these mighty molecules?
Antioxidants can be found in a number of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those containing Vitamins A, E, and beta-carotene like blueberries, almonds, broccoli, and kale. Even red wine is well-known as an antioxidant-rich superfood! Although there are a number of supplements that contain antioxidants, your body absorbs natural antioxidants found in produce more easily.
Fighting Free Radicals from the Outside
Another way to combat free radicals is from the outside. Treating your skin well with the right skincare products will restore youth to your skin quickly as you wait for long-term lifestyle changes to improve your skin from the inside out.
Give your skin a powerful free radical fighting boost by using SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum and SkinMedica® Vitamin C & E Complex. AlluraDerm MD Med Spa offers these two exceptionally effective creams that are packed with antioxidants, peptides, and other anti-aging elements.
AlluraDerm MD Med Spa also offers SkinCeuticals® CE Ferulic and Phloretin. Both are powerful antioxidant serums that help your skin combat free radicals and other damage-causing molecules, build collagen, and repair damage for more youthful looking skin.
Don’t be afraid of free radicals anymore! The longer you delay in combating free radicals, the longer they have to wreak havoc with your skin. So don’t wait—visit AlluraDerm MD Med Spa to get the look of glowing, youthful skin back. Call us at 505-821-9630 today!