Pollution Is Full of Free Radicals that Can Have a Negative Effect on the Skin.
Pollution is full of free radicals that can have a negative effect on the skin in various ways. It can cause dullness, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and a gradual decrease in elasticity – in short, it can cause premature skin ageing.
Free radicals are tiny nanoparticles that are missing an electron, which makes them unstable. They are constantly on the hunt for that electron to complete them but they have to snatch them from other molecules – like the ones in our skin cells. On the flip-side antioxidants have a spare electron that they can donate without sustaining any damage and that’s what makes them so effective against free radicals. They can stabilise a free radical molecule and prevent it from causing any damage to our system.