Why are antioxidants important?
Antioxidants, the guardians of youth, deactivate free radicals before attacking skin cells.
Antioxidants preserve the youth of the skin. These are molecules capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction in which electrons or hydrogen are transferred from a substance to an oxidative agent, which can induce free radicals, molecules that damage collagen and consequently reduce skin elasticity.
Today’s lifestyle, which involves increased mental strain, insufficient amounts of sleep, poor diet and consumption of alcohol, coffee and cigarettes, greatly contributes to the increase of oxidative stress in our body. Therefore, antioxidants are an important factor in the so-called health hygiene. They slow down aging, lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of developing cancer, protect the heart and blood vessels, help with chronic lung diseases, etc. by deactivating free radicals before they attack cells.
In the plant and animal world we find a whole range of different types of antioxidants. Some of them are vitamin C, vitamin E, polyphenols and flavonoids. Green tea contains antioxidants. In other words, antioxidants are nutrients in the form of vitamins and minerals that protect the skin from free radicals.
Aprive products contain powerful antioxidants that help in your anti-age care.