Dr. Oz spent an entire show on aging, www.doctoroz.com/videos/decade-decade-guide-anti-aging. The show describes the aging process starting in your 30’s through your 50’s. His show was interesting.
Here’s what I liked:
- No need for thousands of creams and face products
- The introduction of a homemade remedy for healthy skin: using a mixture of coffee and honey on your face. I forgot the details I should have taken notes, but the general recipe was: coffee granules to help exfoliate and honey to add moisture.
- The idea that sex can give your skin a healthy glow.
- A heads up on the natural elements that damage skin: cigarette or other types of smoke, the sun, alcohol, excess stress, lack of sleep.
- The physiological rationale for aging including hormonal shifts, decreasing estrogen stores, less skin cell turnover, collagen and oil production.
What was not mentioned during The Dr. Oz show was that adding nutrient dense foods (whole eggs, avocado, nuts and seeds, berries etc…) and taking vitamin supplements can help defy the process of aging too! I suggest speaking with your doctor about which of these or any of the many others may help your specific anti-aging needs:
Multi-vitamin to give your body “across the board” coverage for the minimum amounts of micronutrients, especially vitamin A, B-complex, C, E, Copper and Zinc.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been found to support more than just your skin when it comes to health and longevity. There are more than enough studies that link omega 3’s to boosting the immune system, heart and brain health, pain and inflammation and much more.
Vitamin C ester is fat-soluble and helps protect fats in the cell membrane of the skin it is also associated with collagen production.
Biotin (Vitamin H) like Omega 3 and vitamin C ester helps ensure the right amount of fat in the cell membrane.
CoQ10 is an enzyme found in every cell in your body. Along with its many anti-aging activities, it helps lessen wrinkly sagging skin. As we hit our mid 30’s it is unlikely we produce enough to keep stores in a normal range.
Alpha lipoic acid may help to counteract free radical damage associated with Advanced Glycation End products (AGE’s are produced by chemical reactions between sugars and proteins that are associated with reducing the elasticity of the skin and the general aging process).
Here are 2 articles, you may find interesting: www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/skin-nutrition www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=42
Don’t just focus on topical treatments to help slow down the process of aging, nourishing (by eating healthy foods and using vitamins) the inside of your body is equally as important.