Confused about all this bruhaha regarding free radicals? Unsure about exactly what on earth theses pesky things are and why oh why should you be worried?
We’ll explain it in a nutshell the best we can…
Our beautiful bodies (like most things on earth) are made up of tiny atoms. (yes, you are in a sense, just tiny bits all put together to make one fabulous being)
Now these wee atoms try really hard to keep stable and to do so, need an even number of electrodes. When we go outside and enjoy the wonders of nature (especially us Kiwis – we love our backyard!) and get a bit slammed from the almighty sun and it’s UV damaging rays (amongst other environmental pollutions out of our control) they deplete our electrodes and wallah! free radicals are formed (because our atoms get a bit wonky from an uneven amounts of electrodes) So, a free radical is basically an atom that’s missing some it’s bits it needs to stabilise itself. Now with the philosophy of robin hood, these ‘free radicals’ take from the healthy, stable atoms (like from your skin) to re-balance itself. The more ‘free-radicals’ you have, there’ll be more thieving going on, then all you’re left with is damaged, wrinkly skin. The solution? Introducing more anti-oxidising agents into your skin, like Vitamin E.