Reducing Signs of Premature Aging

Americans young and old are often concerned with slowing the aging process-and perhaps nowhere on the body is that concern more focused than on the skin.

Skin is the body’s largest organ, its “first-line defense” against disease and one of the most obvious aspects of a person’s appearance. Yet every day, the skin is assaulted by pollutants in the air and damaging rays emitted by the sun as well as artificial light. Over time, this onslaught compromises the cell functioning of the skin and robs it of the natural hydration so important to health and beauty.

Scientific evidence and medical opinion point to the need for a new type of beauty regimen-one that not only takes care of the skin from the outside in through topical preparations, but also from the inside out, through the diet.

A growing body of research suggests that the nutrient lutein, long recognized for its role in promoting eye health, also provides considerable skin health benefits. Lutein, found in dark green leafy vegetables (such as spinach, kale and collard greens) as well as egg yolks, is also available as a dietary supplement.

Taken on a daily basis, lutein supplements may help to support the skin’s natural antioxidant defenses against the long-term damaging effects of sun and artificial light exposure. Lutein may also improve skin hydration and help reduce the appearance of premature aging, as suggested in new clinical research.

“Exposure to light is perhaps the most serious threat to healthy skin,” says Holly Showalter, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Research and Development, Kemin Health, which makes the natural FloraGLO?Lutein ingredient used in hundreds of different supplement brands around the world. “The damaging effects of ultraviolet rays from the sunlight are well known,” she points out.

Less well known, according to Dr. Showalter, is the fact that sunscreen offers no protection against the potentially damaging effects of high-energy, visible blue light. Blue light is emitted by the sun, as well as indoor lighting sources such as fluorescent and halogen light.

“Lutein absorbs blue light, in effect filtering it before it can damage the skin,” notes Dr. Showalter. “In addition, scientific studies indicate that lutein may help bolster the skin’s natural antioxidant defense system, enabling it to combat the damaging effects of many types of environmental exposure.”

Conquering the Effects of Aging

No one looks forward to wrinkles, low energy and other effects of aging on the body.

When searching for their “fountain of youth,” the biggest mistake that people make is buying an anti-

aging cream and calling it a day. But the key to delaying the effects of aging is to change your lifestyle.

According to the National Institute on Aging, exercising regularly is the first step in fighting the effects of aging. Exercise helps you maintain healthy bones and joints, control weight, improve your mood and strengthen your muscles. Experts say that exercise also conditions the skin to make collagen, the support fibers that help keep wrinkles and lines under control.

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion suggests eating a balanced diet that’s low in saturated fats and contains at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Also, more doctors are stressing the importance of taking a supplement to reduce the signs and symptoms of aging.

For example, Revive, from the “Spray” line of sublingual sprays, was developed by doctors to help prevent or reduce sleeplessness, low energy, poor muscle/fat balance, poor skin elasticity and low libido. It is able to provide relief of these symptoms of aging by restoring the body’s endocrine system functions, which are instrumental in regulating mood, tissue function and other internal activity.

Recent study results show that Revive starts to work immediately after use. According to Gwen Sconears, 70, of Gridley, Calif., the spray even helped her 45-year-old son, Randy Molanari, who suffers from a debilitating disease.

“My son has severe muscular dystrophy and has noticed significant improvement in his muscular pain and improvement in his energy level. After seeing my son’s results with Revive, I began taking the product as well. Not only do I feel great with less back pain, people have told me that I look much younger,” she said.

Causes of Aging and Fixes

Women worldwide fear the thought of having to put up with the signs of aging upon entering their later years. What many don’t realize is that there are simple things one can do to minimize if not outright prevent the unsightly signs of aging.

Aging (as research has indicated) comes in two distinct flavors – intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging refers to aging brought about as a result of heredity. Since this type of aging depends on our genes, it is often difficult to prevent.

Extrinsic aging is aging brought about by external factors. Such external factors could include sun exposure, tendency to perform certain behaviors (such as squinting), etc. Extrinsic aging, unlike intrinsic aging, can be prevented with some effort on your part.

Now that we’re up to speed on the two types of aging, let’s look into what we can do to prevent the latter type. First, one should maintain a diet that is low and fat but high in carbohydrates. To achieve such a feat, we recommend eating plenty of fruits and grains while also consuming optimal amounts of water (5-8 glasses).

Second, exercise should be a top priority to a person looking to preserve their beauty. We suggest you organize an exercise routine which you can perform on a daily basis. Most experts agree that a thirty minute workout is more than enough for the average person.

Finally, one should look into taking the appropriate supplements to keep looking young. Among these supplements should be vitamin E, A, and C. If you’d like further information on supplements, we recommend talking to your nutritionist.

We encourage and support those who’ve just started battling the unsettling signs of aging. It is our hope that you put forth your best effort to combat aging!

Aging – Stop With Anti-Oxidants

None of us wants to age. Even if that is inevitable, we all want to look young. That is also right because youth has a beauty that is absent in age. Anti oxidants are miracle molecules that can fight the aging process and help us keep looking young for a long time. How anti oxidants can help you in fighting aged looks? Let us find out.

None of us wants to age. Even if that is inevitable, we all want to look young. That is also right because youth has a beauty that is absent in age. How anti oxidants can help you in fighting aged looks? Let us find out.

Anti-oxidants: what are they- our body is constantly attacked by pollution, sunrays and other damaging factors. While saving the body, we produce free radicals. They are oxygen molecules without an electron. These free radicals?search around the body for a free electron. They take it from a healthy cell and kill it. That is very damaging to body and accelerates aging. Anti oxidants give an electron to these free radicals and stop them from damaging healthy cells. That is how they protect us from aging.

Anti Oxidants: how to use them. Most of the Vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E are anti oxidants. You get them from food. Beta-carotene that is a type of Vitamin a is an excellent anti oxidant. You get it from foods such as carrots. You can also take supplements of these Vitamins under a doctor’s advice. Some Vitamins are dangerous in higher dose. Selenium is another anti oxidant. Copper peptide is one more. Some of these anti oxidants are formulated in topical applications and can be used to maintain the young look of the skin. Many Vitamin formulations are available in the market to fight aging looks by application. Choose one carefully that suits your skin type. Speak to your doctor and fight the aging looks. Anti oxidants are our friends.

This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or damage resulting from information obtained from this article.

Skin Care Anti-Aging Guide

Why is it that the skin of a newborn baby can conjure up feelings of envy in many of us? Simply because, as we age, our skin loses that satiny-smooth feeling it once had. Our environment, our age, what we eat, and the amount of sleep we get all play a part in the look and feel of our skin.

Because most of us have, at some point in our lives, not followed all the rules when it comes to proper skin care, we may feel that it is too late to do anything about it now. Thankfully, there is hope! Letís look at a few tools that can help slow the aging process and give our skin a youthful glow:

1. What you are is what you eat. 

Remember that old saying? It is true that by consuming fruits and vegetables, especially brightly coloured fruit and leafy greens, we are giving our bodies vitamins and antioxidants that combat the breakdown of collagen and elastin in our skin. Also important is to make sure to drink water every day. Studies tell us different amounts to drink, from 2 glasses to 8, but they all agree on one thing: drinking water is good for you!

2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

Think of all the hot showers and baths you have taken; sure, they clean your skin, but they also dry it out. Our skin gets drier as part of the aging process, too. So, the best thing to combat dryness, of course, is to get some moisturizer and apply it! Your local drug store or beauty spa sells a great variety of moisturizers, and one of them will be just the right one for your skin. Ask the beauty advisor or pharmacist for assistance if youíre not sure which one to buy.

3. Sun exposure = sun damage.

You can enjoy the warmth of the sun without damaging your skin simply by wearing sunscreen. An SPF rating of 15 or higher is recommended, and itís important to reapply if you are outside for long periods of time, or have been swimming or exercising. The UVA and UVB rays that come from the sun contribute to wrinkles, dryness, and of course sunburn. There is also the risk of skin cancer. So, take a couple of minutes to slather on some sunscreen, and have fun in the outdoors while taking care of your skin!

4. The AHA Factor.

AHA, or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, is a chemical commonly found in moisturizers and other skin care products. If your skin is looking dull, AHA works to get rid of old skin cells and get your skin looking soft and healthy.

5. Get your beauty sleep.

Take time to get some sleep ñ at least 7 to 8 hours per night. While we sleep, our bodies recharge and prepare for a new day. Our skin recharges too. So, no matter how busy your day is, keep an eye on that clock, and before it gets late, take a few moments to relax and unwind. This will help you get the restful sleep you, and your skin, need.