By Carol B. Blair, BS, CNC, Di Hom
Part 3 of 5
The saying is, “60 is the new 40” and even though many people may feel 40 at age 60, don’t we wish we could really stop the aging clock of our skin? While we may not be able to turn the clock back 20 years, there are definitely some ways to reduce aging to the skin.
Let’s highlight a few nutrients that can nourish the skin from the inside out. According to Nicholas Perricone, MD, author of The Wrinkle Cure, DMAE firms and tightens the skin, calling it “an instant face lift.” He recommends it as an internal supplement and as a topical aid. As a supplement, DMAE elevates mood, improves focus, memory, and alertness.
Vitamin C, MSM, hyaluronic acid, zinc, copper, and certain amino acids such as those found in whey protein, all help your body produce collagen, the substance that keeps the skin from sagging. ECGC, from green tea inhibits collagen degradation while the B vitamins, especially B2, help reduce those lines around the mouth.
Antioxidants are essential to reduce the free radical damage to the skin. Alpha lipoic acid is a favorite because it protects both the inside and outside of cells and it is also a liver protectant. Lipoic acid has also been shown to increase circulation, reduce wrinkles, and protect collagen.
Omega-7 is probably the newest kid on the block and has been called a” face lift in a bottle.” This, along with essential fatty acids, keeps the skin supple and moist thereby reducing wrinkles and giving it a healthy glow.
Check out a product called Enhanced Beauty at Natur-Tyme. It contains a lot of what is mentioned above, making it easy to obtain many of these nutrients in one supplement.
Our customers love Enhanced Beauty. Here is a recent testimonial we received on this supplement formula:
“I had redness around my nose and didn’t want to use the cortisone cream the doctor gave me. When I started using Enhanced Beauty to help build collagen in my skin, I noticed that the redness around my nose disappeared. I will definitely continue to use this product!” Diane Radcliffe
Starting a healthy skin regimen at a younger age is the key! So, watch your diet, take your supplements, use high-quality skincare products, and indulge yourself in an occasional spa treatment. Maybe eventually, we will be able to not only feel 40 when we turn 60, but also look it too!