Thursday, October 30, 2014


Those caring to protect their skin and good appearance, must know the causes leading to damage to the skin by free radicals, especially during winter. Getting rid of free radicals regularly should form part of essential beauty care routine.

A free radical is any atom or molecule that is missing an electron in its outer shell. This tends to attack and destroy other healthy atoms to get the electron it needs. Thus the free radicals tend to accumulate in strength and become responsible for the oxidative damage to skin.  

It is important to remove these free radicals for these can lead to biological organism to age, and are thus harmful to the skin. These initiate the deterioration of the skin’s structural support and decrease its elasticity, resilience, and suppleness – all these factors lead to premature aging of skin, including lines and wrinkles. The process involves turning the oils of our skin rancid with adverse impact on the collagen. Collagens are important for the protection of skin as they serve the building blocks of skin. 

Among other factors, smoking and external pollution are major causes affecting skin cells. Anything that contains oxygen - carbon monoxide, hydrogen peroxide - can cause free-radical damage.  Often the causes of adverse free-radical damage in the natural world are exhaust fumes, too much sunlight, and other sources that contain oxygen. 

Therefore, getting rid of free radicals regularly must form part of essential beauty care routine. This can be done by applying to the skin formulations with ingredients which are rich in antioxidants. These will neutralize the skin damage by nourishing it with right kind of nutrients. The antioxidants repair damage to skin when it has been overexposed to sun, has developed aging signs, dryness or is damaged due to pollutants. 

Antioxidants help prevent free-radical damage by preventing these free-radical molecules from interacting with other molecules, therefore stunting the chain reaction of the process.  These antioxidants include vitamins A, C and E, flavonoids, superoxide dismutase, beta carotene, selenium, glutathione and zinc. Lack of antioxidants are directly related to the formation of wrinkles and lines. Most lotions and moisturizers nowadays claim an antioxidant formula specifically targeted to free-radical damage.  Unfortunately, it is hard to prove if these compounds can actually show dramatic results since it isn't practical to expect results overnight.

 It is important for the consumers to read the ingredients on the labels before applying such products on skin. At Herbally Radiant we have tested the efficacy and reliability of different herbal ingredients for their antioxidant contents.  We are happy that our special formulations, which have been prepared with rich antioxidants, have proved very effective in slowing and preventing the oxidation of other molecules.  The combined effect of especially chosen essential oils with these ingredients slows down further damage to cells preventing oxidative damage which leads to aging signs. In addition to antioxidant-rich ingredients, the age-defying products of  Herbally Radiant products also contain vitamin C and vitamin E. These complement the effect of antioxidants and help in regeneration of new cells. 

Regular use of organic antioxidants-rich formulations thus prevents oxidation by neutralizing the free radicals in the first stage, and then preventing their recurrence. For added effect, HERBALLY RADIANT has also packed these products with selected minerals.  The net effect is that these formulations are capable of protecting and promoting scars and promoting the rejuvenating process.

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