For example, they may be produced by your immune system to neutralise viruses. Excessive free radicals may be caused by environmental factors such as pollution, smoking, alcohol and UV rays from the sun. These free radicals can attack cells in our skin, tissue and even organs. UV rays Once formed, free radicals are likely to create a chain reaction.
As each ‘attacked’ molecule loses an electron to a free radical, it becomes a free radical itself. Free radicals cause damage when they react with important cellular components such as DNA or cell membranes. This causes cells to function less effectively, mutate into cancer cells, or be destroyed. In terms of ageing, free radicals can prevent a cell from rejuvenating or producing collagen. Waste products that are produced can destroy existing elastin fibres and collagen, further damaging the skin.
If you are lucky enough to have your own garden or outside space make the most of it. If you don’t, or if you struggle to get out, then open the window and let some fresh air in. A bit of sunshine is also great for keeping your Vitamin D levels topped up.
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Whether its having to isolate for two weeks or being in a higher tier here are some tips to keeps us all going and our bodies and skin healthy. Tip 1 Keep to a routine–everyone is in unfamiliar territory with the current pandemic, so keeping some normality and routine is vital. Getting enough sleep, eating regularly and keeping hydrated will help optimise your health to fight the bugs off. Children can be particularly sensitive to upheaval, so try and make their day structured with set ground rules/boundaries, and stick to them. Tip 2 Regular Exercise & fresh air–exercise is often the first thing to go out of the window when our daily routine is disrupted.
If you have kids at home, baking or cooking is a fun activity to do together and educational for them too. Tip 4 Limit social media & news feeds – it’s great to stay informed ,but getting obsessive and tuning in all the time can be detrimental. If you are finding your anxiety ramping up, try to stay away and limit access to once a day. Tip 5 Help neighbours – elderly, unwell, or immobile neighbours are at greater risk during this period.