The fight of our cells against free radicals
Ageing is the result of free radical damage. Free radicals are constantly produced in our body. They are highly reactive substances that attack and damage the body’s own structures. However, free radicals can be sustainably neutralised by antioxidants.
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Why the skin ages and what we can do about it.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. And above all, it is also the most visible. A healthy complexion is often a sign of general health and attractiveness.
The main reasons for skin ageing
Healthy skin cells are constantly attacked and damaged by free radicals. Oxidative stress develops. The skin begins to age, wrinkle and lose structure!
Every person loses about 40,000 skin cells per minute. The body constantly tries to work against this and produce new cells, which only works to a certain extent. After about one month, the skin renews itself once!
At a young age, our skin usually produces even more moisture than in old age. This lack of moisture makes the skin look sallow. But not only that. More wrinkles also appear. These are the so-called dryness wrinkles.
Our skin has a special feature: it is constantly exposed to harmful external influences. This leads to increased exposure to free radicals. But air pollution and UV radiation also play their part in ensuring that our skin needs a special level of protection.
Age also takes its toll on deeper layers of the skin. With increasing age, collagen synthesis decreases. Collagen is a protein that gives our skin its structure. If our collagen structure becomes brittle, the elasticity decreases. This is how wrinkles develop. By the way, the body’s collagen synthesis decreases by about 1% per year from the age of thirty.