Negative Effects on the Skin

Cellular
component

Damage caused by free radicals

Effect on the skin

Collagen

Degradation of collagen

Loss of suppleness and dehydration

Lipids

Lipid peroxidation

Citrin (yellowish) coloration

Mitochondria

Loss of capacity to produce energy

Lack of tonicity

DNA

Alteration of DNA

Premature skin aging and skin cancer