Korean Red Ginseng for Skin Sun Protection
A Return to Fun in the Sun
Spring brings fresh air, spring rain, blooming flowers, and the renewal of life out of doors. As we move toward the warm summer months, we start spending more time in the garden, at the beach, or simply enjoying a leisurely sun bath or walk in the park. Exposure to the out-of-doors and sunlight brings many benefits including increased vitamin D production, elevated mood and energy, and an enhanced social life.
It can also bring risks. If your skin is not properly protected from UV rays, sun exposure can damage your skin. Exposure to environmental elements can increase free radicals causing oxidative stress and cellular distress. Read on to learn how adding Korean red ginseng skin products can protect your skin from the harmful side of sun and environmental exposure.
Oxidative Stress and the Role of Antioxidants in Health
Antioxidant, oxidative stress, and free radicals are terms that have been thrown around a lot, but what do they actually mean and how are they related?
Free radicals are a type of oxygen molecule that is designed to bond with other molecules in the body and cause chemical reactions. Free radicals can come from our environment – for example, through the foods we eat, pollutants in the air, or even from the sun’s harmful UV radiation.
Free radicals’ negative effects are countered by antioxidants. Antioxidants are a type of molecule that bonds to free radicals and diminishes their ability to cause reactions in the body.
An overabundance of free radicals can cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has deleterious effects on the body’s cellular and system functioning. Oxidative stress happens when the body’s ability to take in and process free radicals and antioxidants goes out of balance resulting in an overabundance of free radicals. Free radicals are both naturally occurring within the body and absorbed from the external environment.
Korean red ginseng is a potent antioxidant that can counteract the effects of oxidative stress in our environment. Read on to learn more.
Collagen (Elasticity) Degradation Due to the Sun’s Rays
Generally, exposure to the outdoors exposes the skin (and respiratory system) to a barrage of harms. For example, pollutants can exacerbate oxidative stress. Getting outside and soaking in some sun can be beneficial, as exposure to sun rays increases the body’s natural production of vitamin D. It is also energizing and therapeutic. However, sun exposure also brings risks for your skin.
Sun exposure produces unique conditions that speed up cellular degeneration – that is, they speed up the aging process. Photoaging is the process of premature aging that occurs as a result of overexposure to UV rays. Classic signs of photoaging include wrinkles, general loss of skin elasticity, and liver spots.
UV rays permeate the skin’s layers and cause damaging mutations at the cellular level, and even cell death. UV exposure from the sun changes the cellular structure of the skin, degrading collagen fibers that promote skin elasticity. This degradation is responsible for many of the telltale signs of photoaging, including wrinkles.
Korean Red Ginseng and Cellular Regeneration
Korean red ginseng is the most potent form of ginseng, due both to its natural composition and the way in which it is processed. Research supports the antioxidant power of Korean red ginseng. For example, Korean red ginseng has been clinically linked to a reduction in oxidative stress by increasing the anti-oxidant potential in the body. This antioxidative trait of Korean red ginseng may protect skin cells from damage and cell death ocurring due to oxidative stress.
Korean Ginseng Corp
Korea Ginseng Corp is your source for an array of the best Korean red ginseng products available. KGC Korean Red Ginseng products include a wide range of cut ginseng root, ginseng supplements – including their new Koreselect line) and tonics, and delicious teas, flavored drinks, and treats that can help you function at your peak performance. KGC also offers a skin care line (Donginbi) that can help you radiate your inner wellbeing for the world to see.