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Antioxidants are our first line of defense against free radical damage, and are critical for maintaining optimum health and wellbeing. The need for antioxidants becomes even more critical with increased exposure to free radicals. Pollution, cigarette smoke, drugs, illness, stress, and even exercise can increase free radical exposure. Because so many factors can contribute to oxidative stress, individual assessment of susceptibility becomes important. Antioxidants terminate the chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions. They do this by being oxidized themselves, so antioxidants are often called as reducing agents. Skin immunity is regularly challenged by factors such as pollution, sunlight and stress, which deteriorate the skin’s quality. Moreover, the concentration of immune cells decreases as we age and their efficiency declines. This leads to signs of ageing on the skin’s surface.
Skin immunity plays a key role in healthy functioning skin. Immune cells in the skin function as and play an important for the constant repair, protection and renewal of tissue. Thus, efficient skin immunity is essential to attain functional, healthy and beautiful skin.