Oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance between harmful free radicals and antioxidants combating them. Free radicals cause oxidative damage that leads to DNA changes, weakens the structure and density of the skin and destroys its protective barrier. As a result, the components of the intercellular cement of the stratum corneum are degraded, while the activity of sebaceous glands is reduced.
Wrinkles, acne, psoriasis and albinism are just some of the visible changes caused by oxidants. Scientists believe that oxidative stress may lead to many serious diseases. The body of a young and healthy person combats free radicals on its own, but over the time the defense mechanisms become less effective.
“Where do they come from? What factors contribute to oxidative stress?”
Stress and irregular lifestyle, excessive workout, unhealthy diet, nicotine, alcohol, environmental pollution, UV radiation as well as past diseases and inflammation are the main factors that cause oxidative stress. As a result, the body's condition becomes significantly worse: its resistance decreases, vital energy disappears, aging processes start at full speed, which affects, among others, the condition of the skin. To summarize - oxidative stress negatively affects our health and look.