In case you don’t know, free radicals are largely responsible for many signs of ageing such as wrinkles, dullness, dark spots and a loss of elasticity. When free radicals attack our skin cells, they set off a chain reaction and leave a wreckage of damaged skin cells, compromising skin barrier and dark spots.
So where do free radicals come from? When we are exposed to UV rays and pollution particles in the air, we become susceptible to free radical damage. Which is why skin experts and derms often recommend sunscreens and antioxidants to be used together in order to ensure ample protection against the elements.
When it comes to antioxidants, the options are boundless. Common antioxidants include vitamins C and E, but really, antioxidants provide protection against different free radicals. So in order to protect your skin from a wide spectrum of free radicals, it’s imperative that your skincare products contain a range of different antioxidants.