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What are Free Radicals (hint: it is not a new Band 😆)


Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the cells in your body. They form when atoms gain or lose electrons. This occurs when oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons want to be in pairs, so these free radicals look for other electrons to pair up with. By doing this, they cause damage (oxidative stress) to cells. Your body's own metabolism isn't the only culprit; free radicals also come from exposure to the sun, pollution, smoking and medicines.

When you are young and healthy your body deals with free radicals easily. Over time and as you are exposed to more stress factors, cells eventually stop functioning at their optimal level. In the skin, collagen production diminishes and contributes to signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

To help bring your skin back to looking healthy and repair the visible effects of DNA damage, Environ recommends the twice daily use of vitamin A and to protect and defend the skin against the damaging effects of free radicals with a full brigade of powerful antioxidants + SPF.

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by giving up their own electrons. This effectively neutralizes them and prohibits them from causing any damage.

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