ARTICLES ABOUT ANTI-AGING

 

 

 

WHAT IS GLUTATHIONE?

Glutathione is a simple protein made of three amino acids, glutamine, cysteine and glycine.  It is the body’s most important antioxidant, and plays a major role in the health of every tissue and organ in the human body… Including you skin!

Glutathione helps your mitochondria produce ATPInside every cell in the body there is energy generating apparatus called mitochondria.  Mitochondria convert the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat into chemical energy called ATP.  Everything a cell does, from its own maintenance to making important substances that other cells need (like insulin for example) is dependent on ATP.

 

They look like small flats of hanging skin and are more common than you imagine.

Although not dangerous or painful, skin tags are a source of discomfort. That is why so many people are eager to get rid of them as soon as they develop. Before learning how to remove skin tags safely and painlessly, here are just a few of the questions about skin tags and what they are all about that we are going to answer in this post:

 

What are Skin Tags?

 

Why pay so much lip-service to the different types of eczemas?

After all, they’re just rashes that can’t be cured and tend to go away on their own, right? While the above may be true, it’s also true that eczema is an issue for 10-20% of U.S. children and approximately 3% of adults. The drop in percentage of people affected is explicable through the fact that most children born with eczema will outgrow it by age 10.

 

It has been said before that “Wrinkles are a roadmap of your life.”

Well… I’m not sure I want to live my past every time I look in the mirror. I prefer to live in the present with healthy, beautiful and happy skin!

One of the most famous fashion designers of all time was the first to bring to light the topic of wrinkles and aging. Coco Chanel stated that “nature gives you the face you have at twenty.

 

Wondering where all that collagen went? As we age, our skin’s ability to produce collagen diminishes. And depending on our lifestyle proclivities, from too much sunning to unhealthy habits like smoking or poor diet, collagen breakdown can leave us weathered, wrinkled and sagging.

There are many different treatments available that claim to boost your collagen and reverse the signs of aging. But which of these collagen treatments actually work? Read below to discover what works and what doesn’t.

 

Now that you have read the article What is Collagen? The Basic Biology, you know that healthy collagen is key to youthful and healthy looking skin.  In fact, even for people who are un-educated about collagen, society is filled with advertisements about supplements, vitamins and products that improve skin by “boosting” your collagen. Do collagen supplements work?

Bottom line:  If you are interested in skin tightening, or a variety of other collagen boosting treatments such as; a non-surgical facelift, skin rejuvenation, laser face lift, neck lift, etc, you must understand that collagen plays a major factor in all of these treatments.

 

The Basic Biology of Collagen

Before we can dive into getting rid of wrinkles or sagging skin, we first need to understand the basic biology of collagen. 

However, I do understand that unless you are excited by science, you might find the next few paragraphs a tad boring… So to help keep your interest peaked, let me start by saying:

Sexy, gorgeous, lifted, toned, smooth, youthful skin – is all about collagen.

YOUR SKIN IS COMPOSED OF TWO MAIN LAYERS

What is Collagen - Your skin is comprised of 2 main layersEpidermis: Top thin layer that everybody is looking at.

 

Before you consider what you can do to make your skin healthier and more beautiful, it is imperative that you understand the physiological nature of your skin. Hopefully, with deeper insight into the functions of the skin, you will be able to better care for it, and make better decisions regarding treatments and procedures that you might be contemplating.

The different layers of your skinFor the first three to four decades of the average person’s life, we don’t think that much about our skin, let alone how our skin functions, unless our skin presents us with something that doesn’t look good, like cystic acne or cystic acne scars.

 

Is there a connection between diet and wrinkled skin? Are there anti-aging foods?

Ever heard the saying: “Don’t ask a question if you are not prepared to hear the answer”?

The other side of that coin is: “Don’t illicit a question if you don’t have the answer”.

For the past 20 years, many of our patients have asked about their diets, “is there such a thing as anti-aging foods?”. What should they eat or avoid eating to keep from getting wrinkles, acne or Rosacea.  Believing that diet is critically important for the state of one’s health and wellness I have always wanted to enlighten our patients with clear and unambiguous answers.  However, whereas many serious studies have been conducted regarding diet and a variety of serious health issues, such as heart disease and numerous other conditions, there is only one notable study concerning diet and skin wrinkling: the Monash study conducted at the University of Melbourne Australia.

 

DMAE Benefits… Skin Tightening Cream?

For all those who are looking for a “quick fix” for skin tightening, DMAE benefits loose skin and sounds like a dream come true. It is marketed under the clever moniker “facelift in a jar”, which conjures up images of a 50 plus year old woman (or man) looking in the mirror, opening a jar of cream that she slathers on her face and viola!… a 35 years old face is looking back at her from the mirror.