RADICAL BEAUTY – Fight Free Radicals With Antioxidants
What on earth are free radicals?
You may have heard about them, but do you know what free radicals are or how they affect you and your skin?
Free radicals are good cells gone rogue. They are unstable molecules that are missing an electron which is why they will attack the nearest stable molecule in an attempt to steal the electrons to make itself whole. The attacked molecule then becomes a free radical and sets off a chain reaction. Basically, when a healthy cell goes over to the dark side, they become a free radical and search-and-destroy mission for other, healthy cells.
These particles make cells malfunction – and nobody wants a dysfunctional face! Basically because, the more free radicals that are present in our skin, the faster we age.
What causes a healthy cell to turn into a free radical?
- Long-term or severe stress
- An unhealthy diet – too much sugar!
- Alcohol and smoking
- UV damage and exposure to pollution
A Sag Story
Free radicals destroy the collagen and elastin in your skin. These are the fibres that naturally “plump” your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and resisting the sagging effects of gravity. By attacking healthy cells, the presence of free radicals reduces your natural oil production, which accelerates the appearance of ageing and dryness.
Antioxidants to the Rescue
So, where is your Luke Skywalker in this fight? Antioxidants are the force that will strike back against these pesky molecules! They do a magical thing, by neutralizing the attacked cells and ending the domino effect of them hunting and destroying healthy cells (it’s not really magic, it’s science).
Antioxidants are a critical part of the body’s defence system. They occur naturally in your body and are also found in fruits, vegetables and vitamin-rich extracts. Vitamin C and E are highly efficient in combating free radical formation. By applying products rich in these nutrients, you are helping your skin fight back. Incorporate antioxidants into your diet and skincare routine to combat the effects of free radicals and achieve glowing, youthful skin.
The Wendy Christina Skincare range has been carefully formulated to address free radical damage and reverse the accelerated signs of ageing. Every product contains natural vitamin E and various antioxidants that contain high levels of vitamin C (especially the range containing Kakadu Plum, a native Australian bush fruit that has super high levels of vitamin C).
The antioxidants used in our products are extracted using a trademarked method which avoids the compound degradation of vital plant nutrients of traditional extraction methods. Higher levels of antioxidant compounds are extracted through the cell wall without damaging the plant’s biomatrix.
The entire range of Wendy Christina products boost your natural defence against free-radicals. Our ‘leave on’ anti-ageing range is listed below:
- Honey & Hyaluronic Acid Day and Night Cream
- Hyaluronic Acid & Kakadu Plum Anti-Aging Night Serum
- Green Tea & Hyaluronic Acid Eye Treatment
- Honey & Rosehip Anti-Ageing Face Mask
Add these antioxidant enriched foods to your diet to boost your body’s resistance to free radicals.
Vitamin E: Nuts, seeds, vegetable and fish oils, whole grains, wheat germ, and apricots.
Vitamin C: Citrus fruits and juices, green peppers, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, kale, cantaloupe, kiwi, and strawberries.
Beta-carotene: Liver, egg yolk, milk, spinach, carrots, squash, broccoli, yams, tomato, cantaloupe, peaches, and grains.