What Are Free Radicals? - Wrinkle FAQs - Dr. Perricone

Free radicals are oxygen molecules that have lost an electron in interactions with other molecules. As a result, these molecules are extremely unstable or reactive. Free radials steal electron from other healthy molecules in order to try and heal themselves, creating more free radicals in the process. This leads to damage in skin cell components, which leads to aging. Free radicals are a by-product of normal bodily processes like breathing air and digesting food and external factors like sunlight, cigarette smoke, and air pollution. You can help to fight the effects of the free radicals with an anti-inflammatory approach.

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