Most people are concerned with visual skin aging. Taking measures to keep our skin soft and hydrated throughout life not only results in a more youthful appearance, but helps the skin do its job more effectively. Wrinkles are caused by loss of elasticity and collagen breaking down, tearing apart, which leaves the depressions in the skin (wrinkles). Most wrinkles are caused by cumulative exposure to ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B-from the sun. So it is important to wear SPF every day, no matter the time of year. Wrinkles are also caused by a lack of vitamin C, E, A, collagen and essential fatty acids. So take your vitamins! Make vegetables a significant part of your diet. They have anti-oxidants (vitamins A,C and E) which reduce skin cell death.
Our skin protects us. It breathes through pores, which allow us to ventilate through sweating which carries out toxins. This is why it is so important to exercise several times a week. Our skin has many layers. The innermost layer consists mainly of fat. As we age, we lose the fat (plumpness), which leads to sagging and wrinkles. The middle layer of skin is a mesh of skin proteins and collagen. Collagen acts as the structural support. Taking collagen supplements will support and preserve skin collagen structure.
If you want alligator type skin that looks dry, wrinkled, and lifeless, just smoke, drink , eat junk, be a couch potato and let time and the environment have their dark ways with you. Otherwise, here are a few more suggestions for keeping your skin smooth and soft: Eat fish. It helps with hormone regulation and supports connective tissue (skin) health. Make water your only cold water beverage. It nourishes the skin. Use a natural moisturizer with few man-made chemicals to support the outer layer of the skin by keeping it from feeling dry and rough.
Pure Encapsulations’ AntiOxidant Formula, Fish Oil, Collagen JS, and Hair/Skin/Nails Ultra can help restore glowing and supple skin. Order these products online at HeleneKaplanHealth.com. For advice, email me at [email protected] or call me at 516-538-6799.
****These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease.