We often hear the term free radicals and most of us know they should be avoided, but do you know why? A free radical is an atom or molecule that has one or more unpaired electrons and is capable of independent existence. Free radicals are formed when our skin is exposed to radiation or ultraviolet rays from the sun, though they can also come from other sources.
Keep in mind that when we talk about free radicals and skin we are talking about the harmful types of free radicals like the ones that come from the sun. Harmful free radicals cause permanent damage by interacting with proteins and lipids in our cell walls and DNA. The free radicals damage the structure of skin and decrease its ability to reproduce healthy cells. Damage caused by free radicals results in wrinkles and other signs of aging.
There are ways to avoid or remove harmful free radicals from the skin. Applying sunscreen on a daily basis can help avoid these harmful free radicals. The Theraderm Platinum Protection Facial Sunscreen is great for protecting your skin against UVA and UVB radiation. It has an oil-free, lightweight formula that works great with makeup and an SPF of 43.
Using antioxidants can also help remove free radicals. The Theraderm Skin Renewal System includes the OPC serum, which has antioxidants that help protect the skin against sun damage. The OPC serum catches free radicals as they develop and removes them before they can cause any damage to the skin.
By using the Theraderm Skin Renewal System and the Platinum Protection Facial Sunscreen, you can prevent and remove harmful free radicals and any damage they may have caused to your skin. This system and sunscreen also helps prevent sun damage and combats signs of skin aging caused by sun exposure.