Here’s how to prevent wrinkles with just a few simple steps. If you want to fight wrinkles, you have to fight free radical production. This can be an easy thing to accomplish. You just have to avoid things that increase the production and seek things that “quench” their activity. Here’s the basic info that you need.
What are Free Radicals?
They are molecules that serve a purpose within the cells of our body, but when that purpose is done, there must be a balancing factor to stop them. Several things increase the number of radicals that are present in a cell. If there are too many of them, the balance is thrown off and they begin to act in a frenzied fashion.
What Factors increase Free Radical production?
UV radiation from the sun, environmental pollutants, carcinogens, toxins and age can all increase their number and activity.
For many years, we were told that avoiding overexposure to the sun was how to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer. We were told that the daily use of sunscreen would help us fight wrinkles and protect our skin’s health.
No one told us that those sunscreen compounds that the cosmetic companies were selling us had not been fully evaluated for safety. Over two years ago, researchers proved that oxybenzone, a popular sun-screen, is also a carcinogen. So, while we were trying to fight wrinkles and skin cancer, we were being counterproductive.
Step 1 - How to Prevent Wrinkles with Antioxidants
You should avoid overexposure to the sun. You should protect yourself from pollutants, carcinogens and toxins, whenever possible. But, some things, like age, cannot be avoided.
When you expect to spend more than 15 minutes in direct sunlight, you should try to cover exposed areas with a hat, sunglasses or other clothing. For the parts of your body that are exposed, you should use a zinc oxide sun-block and reapply it according to the package directions.
Every day, you should be using a cream that contains antioxidants, not a sun-screening compound. Antioxidants balance the see-saw created by those things that increase free radical production. It takes a molecule of an antioxidant to control a free radical molecule, so you need lot of antioxidants, or you need something special.
A company in New Zealand has developed a new way to fight wrinkles. (For more details see author box at the end of this article) They found an amino acid protein complex that has unique “enzymatic” antioxidant activity. Instead of one molecule for one radical, one molecule can control millions of free radicals.
Step 2 - How to Prevent Wrinkles with Special Creams
Creams that combine the protein complex with grape seed oil and Babassu palm wax prevent environmental pollutants from entering your pores. You should look for a company that thoroughly tests raw ingredients for toxins and then tests each batch.
Make sure that the company wants to help you fight wrinkles caused by free radical damage. There products should be free of carcinogens and basically safe enough to eat. In a nutshell, that’s how to prevent wrinkles.- Margaret Bell
By: Margaret Bell
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