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Sun Exposure: How to Neutralize Free Radicals

Sunscreen manufactures have added vitamins A, C, D and E into their product to help protect the skin when exposed to the sun's UV rays. I recommend these antioxidants to be taken in supplement form to neutralize these free radicals and the oxidation inside the body. The UV radiation harm the internal cells, external cells and DNA. One sign of free-radical damage is pigment spots on the skin's surface. These pigment spots are referred to as 'age spots' or 'liver spots' but medically called senil lentigines or lentigo.

What may help lighten these brownish patches is B-complex accompanied with B2 daily. Taking vitamin C with bioflavonoids can help prevent skin sags and pigment clumping. Although it may seem conflicting to take vitamin D while soaking it up in the sun's rays, but sunscreens as low as SPF 8 actually prevent the formation of natural vitamin D. Vitamin E helps reduce free-radical levels. Vitamin A (in beta carotene form) should be taken before being exposed to the sun as it can help with night blindness that can be experienced after being out in the bright sun.

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