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Oxygen finds itself at the centre of a paradox: it is both vital for living and responsible for the process of oxidative stress which attacks the molecules in our body. The presence of oxygen indeed leads to oxidation reactions which alter the proteins of the skin, its fats and even the DNA of the skin cells. These reactions result in skin ageing. What is oxidative stress? Can one limit its consequences on the skin? Oxidative stress: presentation, explanations and advice. An overview of this phenomenon.

What is Oxidative Stress?

Oxygen is essential for the functioning of the body: it is what lets the body produce energy. Throughout this process elements are released which are known as free radicals. The downside is that when...

Problems linked to oxidative stress

Oxidative stress, which generates free radicals in the body, has deleterious effects on all the cells of the body. These effects are particularly visible on the skin, since the free radicals:

Lead t...

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