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May 2, 2016

Skin Care for Life

Factors in aging:  Heredity/Genetics, Environmental, Natural Physiology of the Body
Factor we can control the most:  Environmental

The number one cause of aging is SUN DAMAGE

Internal nutrients:

  • Multi-Vitamin- nutrients such as zinc, selenium, and Vit E have a particular affinity for the skin, anti-aging and cancer protective.
  • Green tea- reduces skin cancer risk.
  • CoQ10- many people diagnosed with melanoma are found to have deficient levels of CoQ10.
  • Hyaluronic acid- both internally and externally, it naturally occurs in the body to retain fluid and water as a natural hydrator.  It also stimulates collagen renewal thus decreasing wrinkles.
  • Omega 3 oils- hydration from the inside out, anti-inflammatory.
  • Don’t forget the Vitamin D!!!
 External nutrients:  Top 3 Skin care products to maintain healthy skin at all ages.
  • Sunscreen- with UVA and UVB protection.  Zinc oxide and Titanium Dioxide offer the best protection from harmful rays and are not carcinogenic. Avoid sunscreens with oxybenzone, parabens or phtalates.
  • Topical anti-oxidants- green tea, vitamin C, vitamin E.
  • Retin-A- natural exfoliate.