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Article: What is oxidative stress and how to limit its effects?

Qu'est-ce que le stress oxydatif et comment limiter ses effets ?

What is oxidative stress and how to limit its effects?

Oxidative stress, very different from emotional stress, is linked to physiology and has a direct impact on your skin. Embark with us to discover this mysterious universe of free radicals, from their production to their results on your skin, including all our tips for combating the harmful effects of oxidative stress.


  1. What are the origins and consequences of oxidative stress?
  2. How do antioxidants protect you against the effects of oxidative stress?
  3. Adopt a new routine to combat oxidative stress

What are the origins and consequences of oxidative stress?

Ah, oxidative stress! Simply put, it's an imbalance between your body's production of free radicals and its ability to fight their harmful effects. These free radicals, often linked to oxidation, are produced by your own metabolism but several external factors significantly increase production. First of all, pollution contributes to their formation, as well as strong sun exposure without protection, or even tobacco.

The consequences of oxidative stress on the skin are numerous and visible. This imbalance leads to premature aging of the skin because free radicals decrease the production of collagen and elastin, which damages the elasticity of your skin. They also affect cell renewal and cause premature wrinkles , and are responsible for a duller, tired complexion .

Finally, excess free radicals oxidize the skin's lipids, which alters the hydrolipidic film. Your skin is then more vulnerable, allowing water to evaporate more easily. Oxidative stress therefore makes the skin drier and reactive .

How do antioxidants protect you against the effects of oxidative stress?

Don't worry, you don't have to be fatalistic, free radicals are not invincible and your saviors are antioxidants . They act as protective armor that your body uses to fight oxidation. They help neutralize free radicals , thus avoiding their harmful effects. They are a bit like shields for your cells.

To counter free radicals, you must boost your body's antioxidants. This happens through your diet : they are very present in fruits and vegetables such as berries or spinach but also nuts and even dark chocolate. By incorporating these foods into your daily diet, you help your skin defend itself.

However, your skin remains the last organ to benefit from what you eat, so it is important to find another source of antioxidants: your skincare products that nourish, protect and repair your epidermis, rich in antioxidant ingredients like our Bio-Active Banana Rose which is almost 5000 times more antioxidant than Argan Oil.

Adopt a new routine to combat oxidative stress

Your daily routine to counter the harmful effects of free radicals consists of 3 key steps: cleanse, protect and moisturize.

Start with a good cleanse to remove all the impurities and pollution accumulated on your skin. Morning and evening, clean your face with gentle products that respect its balance, such as our Organic Le Purifying Surgras Soap , which removes all impurities without harming the skin. It contains our Green Banana Bio-Active which is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants.

Next, protect yourself . Before going outside, even when the weather isn't nice, make sure to protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. You can also use products rich in antioxidants to counter the effects of free radicals such as our Anti-Blue Light Shield Treatment which strengthens the skin's protective barrier and protects it against damage caused by blue light from screens.

And of course, hydrate ! Hydration helps maintain the skin barrier and stimulate cell renewal. It is best to use products rich in antioxidants and polyphenols which help prevent skin aging by blocking free radicals and protecting cells from oxidative stress. This is the case for our Musalift and Musalis ranges of day and night creams which, thanks to our Yellow Banana and Green Banana Bio -Active , have a strong anti-aging action to prevent premature aging of your skin while 'moisturizing.

To complete this routine, we recommend using our Radiance Booster Serum . It is the ideal product to combat oxidative stress, and ensure an immediate healthy glow.

Pamper your skin and treat it to the best. With the right routine and the right products, oxidative stress just has to stay well! To you radiant and healthy skin!

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