Every now and then I run into a post that provides common sense information on the subject of wrinkles. Common sense, alas, never has been especially common especially when the topic is loaded with emotional depth-charges the way wrinkles are.
What are free radicals and how do they affect the condition of my skin?
Free radicals are created as an essential part of life when food is oxidized to create energy. During the process, free radicals are produced that are highly charged oxygen molecules and are harmful to the skin and the body in general. They are usually neutralized by antioxidants like vitamins C, E, etc. However, when the body is overwhelmed by free radicals, they overcome the antioxidants available, which may lead to wrinkling on the skin and may also be associated with precancerous and cancerous skin legions. The most common causes of free radicals are excess sun, smoking, stress and obesity. The best way to fight free radicals is with natural antioxidants, as well as topical antioxidant creams or lotions.