The Role of Antioxidants in Skin Health and Disease Prevention – Biological Times

The Role of Antioxidants in Skin Health and Disease Prevention

Publication Date : 08-07-2024


Author(s) :

Hamna Aziz , Arshad Nawaz, Ahmad Ramzan Noor, Sibgha Shafqat, Maria Ashfaq.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 3
,
Issue 6
(07 - 2024)



Abstract :

The significant role of antioxidants in maintaining skin health and preventing disease is highlighted in recent research. However, the major contributor to synthesis of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) is observed in Visible light (VL) exposure and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. These reactive species trigger a cascade of inflammatory responses, DNA damage, and melanogenesis. These reactive species can lead the skin in conditions like photoaging, dark spots, and melasma, particularly Fitzpatrick skin types. Both endogenous and exogenous antioxidants play a crucial role in counteracting these effects. Moreover, glutathione, α-tocopherol, vitamin C, and compounds like licochalcone are key oxidants That help to mitigate oxidative stress and maintain skin integrity. These antioxidants can defuse free radicals and back the skin’s natural defense mechanisms augmenting many protective effects. Thoughtful the relationship between oxidative stress and skin health can emphasize the status of antioxidant-rich skincare regimens and dietary supplements that prevent and manage skin damage caused by environmental factors.


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