In the field of skincare, there’s hardly a more evasive enemy than free radicals. There have bee many products designed to combat free radicals, and these work to varying degrees of success. But, in the fight against free radicals, it’s actually the most natural ingredients which work the best to combat this pesky skin damager.
What are Free Radicals?
Free radicals are actually electronics which break off from other materials and accumulate on your skin tissue over time. Your body produces these free radicals naturally in response to the environment, such as UV radiation and oxidative stress, but they can still damage your skin and cause other problems for your body. Free radicals have been proven to contribute to skin damage, as well as speeding up the signs and symptoms of aging, like age spots, and, severe cases, they can even cause cell death. The good news is that there are many natural products which fight free radicals. Here are just a few of them.
1. Green Tea Extract
Green tea and green tea oil are rich in polyphenols, which contain antioxidants and antioxidant properties. Recent research has found that polyphenols actually help the body to find, isolate, and eliminate free radicals, which limits their effectiveness in harming your skin tissue and creating age spots. On top of polyphenols, green tea also contains other antioxidants, like vitamin C. Green tea extract is found in many skincare products, but you can also apply it directly to your skin to absorb its benefits directly.
Our GraceAllure BioReverse Cream is great for combating all signs of aging. It’s a moisturizer which uses the power of green tea leaf extract, glyceryl stearate, and jojoba seed oil to help your skin stay radiant and healthy. It hydrates under the surface of your skin and locks in moisture for longer lasting effects as well. It’s one of the most soothing creams on the market today which softens and firms the skin, reducing wrinkles and providing a litany of health benefits, like increasing the level of antioxidants in your body and eliminating oxidative stress from your skin.
This is a type of catechin which is naturally found in green tea but which can be extracted and is commonly added to other products. Research shows that EGCG can be used to mitigate damage done to cells because of free radicals, in addition to lengthening the life cycles of cells. Although more research is needed, EGCG is also speculated to suppresses the development of cancerous cells within the body, as well as help your skin heal after its been damaged.
3. Electrotherapy Facial Device
This great our GraceAllure Electrotherapy Facial Device is great for revitalizing your skin and improving blood circulation. In addition, the device helps detoxify skin and remove harmful substances, such as free radicals, and eliminates tougher dangers to your skin, like oxidative stress. It’s also used to treat hard-to-remove acne and provides a great anti-bacterial benefit. It provides all of the comfort and benefit of going to a beauty salon in the privacy and sanctity of your own home. It’s made from high quality glass and comes with a variety of tubes for treating multiple different skin concerns and areas of the face and body.
Another tea which is popular because of its antioxidant properties, rooibos has been proven to possess more antioxidants than most other teas and extracts. This tea is made from leaves in the South African plant. Among its many benefits, the antioxidants in the this tea have actually shown the ability to scavenge for free radicals in order to bond or isolate with them. They’re great for preemptively trying to keep from free radicals from forming and eliminating them from the skin if they do form and cause damage and age spots.
This is a true powerhouse of antioxidant power. Acai berries have actually been theorized to possess the highest level of antioxidants than any other food. These antioxidants are naturally occurring, and including important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C. Acai berries go a long way in promoting healthy cell functions and eliminating free radicals which have already formed, as well as preventing new formations.
Another type of berry, goji berries have an incredibly high level of antioxidants. They’re also chalk full of vitamins, most prominently vitamin A and vitamin C. These antioxidants are great for eliminating free radicals and preventing their formation, but they also offer a nice anti-inflammatory benefit as well. The anti-inflammatory properties of the goji berry helps your body stay healthy and functioning properly, as well as improving the overall appearance of your skin.
7. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera can be found in many different products, including gels and drinks. The flexibility for consumption is nice, but even better are the polyphenols contained within aloe, such as EGCG. Any form of aloe will be good for hunting down and stopping the formation of free radicals, in addition to providing great anti-inflammatory benefits. On top of these benefits, aloe is also great for its antibacterial properties, making it truly one of the healthiest ingredients in the world for any purpose. It prevents damage to the body as well as damage to the skin, on top of healing any damage already done.
Q & A
Is Too Much Skincare Bad for You?
Potentially, yes. Exfoliating your skin with too many acids or combining multiple skincare products at once can potentially damage the skin, as well as causing redness and irritation.
Do Free Radicals Cause Acne?
They certainly can. Free radicals damage skin in a number of ways, including the destruction of collagen, the damaging of DNA, and the emergence of dark spots and acne.