Free radicals: heard of them?

Free radicals: heard of them? They’re everywhere these days. Countless articles, posts, and tweets discuss their involvement with serious illnesses, such as inflammation and cancer.

Free radicals also diminish skin health, which in turn affects your appearance. It’s hard to enjoy your tan when you might be damaging your skin! Our SKINCEUTICALS antioxidant serums, can help, but first let’s consider the effects of the environment on your skin a bit more.

Every day we’re exposed to a variety of environmental stressors without even knowing it. UVA/UVB radiation from the sun, cigarette smoke, smog, car exhaust, pesticides…any of these elements can start the toxic domino effect that results in free radical release within your cells.

For example, UVA rays (we might as well call them “aging rays”) penetrate your epidermis down to the dermis where collagen and elastin, proteins that give your skin its natural volume and elasticity, are manufactured.

Exposure to UVA rays causes a domino effect deep within your skin that gives way to free radicals being release.. It’s in the dermis that the free radicals trick your body’s enzymes into attacking its anti-aging faculties. Think of Mrs. Pacman munching away at the collagen and elastin.

90% of visible aging is caused by environmental damage, far more than by your genetics. Think of all the common signs you’d rather not see in the mirror: crows feet, under-eye bags, marionette lines, and lip lines around the mouth area. Heap uneven skin tone and texture on top of them, and you have a lot of reasons to hate free radicals!

While the environmental factors causing free radicals are virtually unavoidable, you have more control over your outward aging than you thought, and SKINCEUTICALS’ antioxidant serums C E Ferulic and CF Phloretin, are the perfect products to help you take control.

Antioxidants for your skin neutralize otherwise harmful free radicals, strengthening our skin’s natural internal defenses against these environmental aggressors. Antioxidants donate electrons to free radicals before they can become toxic to cells, which bypasses the damage cascade. So you can still enjoy life outside this summer without worrying about the nasty aging side effects!

SKINCEUTICALS formulates their antioxidant ingredients for efficiency by focusing on purity, stability, and optimal pH. They’ve tested antioxidant performance and have selected the most efficient and powerful combination of antioxidants on the market. Ingredients like vitamins C and E work better paired together, enhancing each other’s stability and efficiency.

SKINCEUTICALS antioxidant serums also show statistically significant results in improving fine lines, firmness, elasticity, and wrinkles. All products are subjected to third-party testing to ensure these physicians-only dispensed products are of the highest quality, granting the quickest results. CE Ferulic and Phloretin CF effectively prevent pollution-induced cellular toxicity by 76% and 83%, respectively.

You can’t hide from the skin-aging environmental stressors listed above, but you don’t have to accept their effects, either. Contact our office today to learn which SKINCEUTICALS antioxidant is best for your skin.