What Are Free Radicals & How They Affect Your Skin

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In the world of skincare, there are a few unwanted problems that may get in the way of the gorgeous and healthy skin you deserve! Free radicals are one of the main culprits to some of the most common skin conditions. We’ve mentioned them in previous blog posts, but now we’re going to dive in deeper to discuss this pesky skin problem. Let’s get started!

What Are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage your skin cells. What does this mean exactly? Free radicals lack a single electron, so they will try and steal one from stable molecules on your skin in order to balance themselves out. Rude! When this situation occurs, your DNA becomes damaged and the aging process speeds up. We definitely don’t like the sound of that!

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What Causes It?

So what exactly causes free radicals? There are a few different factors. Things such as smog, toxins, pollution, cigarette smoke, dust, and the sun. When your skin is exposed to these factors, it can take a toll and leave your skin not looking/feeling so pretty. Who wants that?! Luckily as you will soon learn, there are ways to help combat this pesky problem! 

How Does It Affect My Skin?

Free radicals can bring about some unwanted problems to your skin. Free radicals break down collagen on your skin and that brings upon wrinkles. Who has time for that? Additionally, free radicals can damage the elastic fibers in your skin which leads to it having a loose and saggy appearance. Other issues that may occur include: brown spots, discoloration, unevenness, and even broken blood vessels.

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How Do I Get Rid Of Free Radicals?

Have no fear, we’ve got solutions here to help fight against free radicals! One of the top solutions is using products with antioxidants. The compounds within them are able to give up one of their electrons so that it doesn’t steal one from your skin. How nice is that?! Which antioxidants will be your best friend? That would be A, C, and E!

For antioxidant A, it will speed up the healing process and prevent any breakouts that may want to make an appearance on your skin. Not only that, it will support your skin’s immune system! Healthy skin is happy skin!

Does your skin need a little boost of rejuvenation? Antioxidant C will do the trick! Antioxidant C helps build a supportive structure that will allow your skin to stay healthy and firm.

The last, but certainly not least, antioxidant that will change your skin’s life is antioxidant E! This antioxidant will soothe your skin from any irritation and help make it firm. If you have wrinkles, this antioxidant will help reduce the appearance of them. Want another way to protect your skin from those problematic UV rays? This antioxidant will be your BFF! It’s full of anti-inflammatory properties to help your skin feel good as new.    

What Purrfect Sunday Offers

At our shop, we offer quite a few products that are packed with rich ingredients to keep your skin free from free radicals! Our Dirt Fighter Mask. Glow Serum, and Queen Cream are just a few of the many products that will help your skin steer clear of free radicals. Feel free to browse our collection to see what other products may pique your interest!

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Ready to say goodbye to free radicals? We hope this guide was helpful. As always, be sure to follow us on our socials, check out our website, and subscribe to our newsletter to see what’s new here at Purrfect Sunday. See you next time, friends!


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