October 21 2019 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
Women are discovering that by taking just a few steps, skin, beauty and body health can indeed be achieved. Anti-aging products are now being developed to aid in cell rejuvenation, which is needed for slowing down the aging process. Do you know what makes your anti-aging products work? Do you know what it takes to achieve that fountain of youth glow? Let's talk about it!
Natural Anti-Aging Supplements for Your Skin
These essential vitamins appear in multiple forms and complexities in skin-care products. Yet the function of all vitamin B derivatives is the same: to convert food into energy to fuel vital body processes, including those responsible for healthy, firm skin. Vitamin B and all its derivatives are essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails. B vitamins can be especially potent in moisturizers. When these vitamins are among the ingredients in your skin care, damaged cells will heal and regenerate more quickly.
It has been explained that Coenzyme Q10 (vitamin Q) is a strong antioxidant that can help build the foundation needed for younger-looking skin. Coenzyme Q10 helps protect the elastic tissue and collagen that shape your skin, explains Jessica Wu, MD, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As we get older, our natural coenzyme Q10 levels diminish, slowing the skin's ability to rejuvenate and protect itself from damage. To build levels of the coenzyme, many find that taking a dietary supplement in addition to using topical creams yields optimal results.
I’m so sure you’ve heard that green tea does a lot of things as it relates to antioxidants. Green tea is known to aid in preventing and repairing the damage done by oxidation, which breaks down skin cells. So, yup, sip a cup of warm green tea to relax, to replete your body with nutrients that recharge your skin. While the healing medicinal properties of the leaf redound to phytochemicals known as polyphenols, it's the stimulant qualities that can have an energizing effect on aging skin. Green tea has a wonderful effect on dark circles, which is especially striking when combined with caffeine in eye cream.
Vitamin E is also a great supplement, and a powerhouse when it comes to reversing the type of skin damage that leads to dryness, collagen destruction, and fine lines and wrinkles. The vitamin neutralizes cell-damaging free radicals, which are triggered by environmental factors like sun exposure. Vitamin E is a great antioxidant to look for in rejuvenating skin creams, and it can assist with wound healing as well, by strengthening the skin barrier.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that neutralizes damage from free radicals and helps complement the effect of your sunscreen.
Balance in Your Diet
Good health starts with eating healthy foods. Be sure to eat balanced meals with an abundance of leafy green vegetables and fruits. Eat protein-rich foods such as nuts or eggs to maintain good bone and joint health. Healthy eating and weight loss are both major contributors to good women's health as well as beauty for the skin. The anti-aging process is much easier when you provide your body with the nutrients and vitamins it needs to repair cell damage and build healthy new cells daily.
Water brings life to all your body parts, and your skin as well. It brightens your complexion, helps rejuvenate skin cells to promote anti-aging, and adds moisture to your body. You'll be a well-oiled machine if you can commit to drinking plenty of water daily. Water is probably the most readily available anti-aging product you can get your hands on! So, replace those sodas (and diet sodas) with a healthy dose of water.