Anti-Aging Skin Care

Anti-Aging Skin Care

Anti-Aging Skin Care
The science of anti-aging has come a long way. Learn how to slow aging, feel and look younger and keep your skin in great condition.

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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    2 005 05 anti aging dollar shop
    Anti-aging products don't have to be expensive to work. Watch this video as Dr. Oz and dermatologist Dr. Audrey Kunin reveal unusual dollar-store solutions that keep your skin healthy and clean.


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    Thin skin is more than just the inability to deal with a public beating from the boss. It's actually caused by not enough protein in your diet, not enough blood flow, not enough healthy fat, or too much of one hormone or another.

    Technically, you're not losing skin-you're actually decreasing the thickness of each cell that causes thinness and tearing (most often on the forearms). Our patients tell us that eating an ounce of walnuts a day (that's about 24 half walnuts, which provide good protein and good fat) or taking a DHA omega-3 supplement, and using petroleum jelly on the forearms helps.
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    Since cosmetic companies are always devising new ingredients and innovative ways to get them into the skin, it's inevitable that cosmetic nutritional supplements are the logical next step. Eating a healthy diet is a more efficient way to get the nutrients necessary to improve skin since the body metabolizes food better than it does pills.
    For many, it's easier and perhaps more satisfying to swallow some capsules rather than eat a plate of vegetables. You think and hope that the supplements you ingest carry the same magical power of a beauty product you apply. You might believe that a few doses of antioxidant pills or omega-3 fatty acids will have your skin looking hydrated and youthful in no time. I hate to burst that bubble, but - just as with cosmetics - it's difficult to know if these nutritional supplements really work since most research is done in-house and remains unpublished. And as with cosmeceuticals, the FDA does not vet supplements since they are classified as foods, not pharmaceuticals.
    Physiologically speaking, only a minimal amount of the nutrients in a vitamin supplement ever reaches the skin. Excess vitamin C, for instance, is eliminated from the body before it ever reaches the periphery of the dermis or the epidermis. It sounds as though systemic ingredients have just as difficult a journey as their topical siblings. Though research has shown that ingesting green tea seems to reduce the incidence of skin cancer (at least in mice) and taking oral vitamins C and E for three months can reduce UV damage, there's not much science to support the taking of supplements to reduce wrinkles.
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    1 teaspoon of granulated sugar in the palm of one hand and add three drops each of cold-pressed castor oil and fresh lemon to form the sugar into a scrub. Massage hands with this mixture, vigorously, for five minutes. Rinse in warm water and pat dry. Now, soak the hands in a mixture of two cups milk and twelve fresh orange slices. Soak for ten minutes. Rinse with tepid water and apply one more light coating of castor oil before bed. This ages old remedy softens, smoothes and heals hands while making them look years younger
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    Alpha hydroxyl acids, such as lactic or glycolic acid, are added to give products exfoliating properties. Products containing alpha hydroxy acids are typically known as "antiaging" because they exfoliate the skin, revealing younger skin cells.

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    Good anti-aging products combine the benefits of an immediate improvement in the appearance of lines, wrinkles, blemishes, or pigmentation disorders with materials that have a physiological benefit in helping the skin return to a proper metabolism and functioning. The former should include optical diffusers such as Nylon-12, PMMA beads, spherical silica, or light diffusing polymers. The latter should contain at least some of the time tested and scientifically proven materials that clinically improve the appearance of the skin. These materials include retinol (Vitamin A) or derivatives of retinol (retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinyl propionate), ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) or derivates of ascorbic acid (ascorbyl glucuronide, ascorbyl palmitate, salts of ascorbic acid phosphate), niacinamide (Vitamin B3), alpha or beta hydroxy acids (glycolic acid, lactic acid, fruit acids, salicylic acid), soothing agents (allantoin, chamomile, licorice), compounds to improve specific functions (peptides, botanicals), and intense moisturizing agents (glycerin, hyaluronic acid, pentylene glycol, urea).   These products should also either contain a sunscreen or be used in conjunction with a sun screen and antioxidants to protect the skin from further damage that can accelerate the premature signs of aging.

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    Magic potions that purport to eliminate wrinkles actually often damage the skin to produce a wrinkle-free effect. Engineered to penetrate deep into your skin where the blood vessels are, the newer creams actually are better absorbed by your body, which means they have a greater potential to cause problems.

    In order to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, they plump up the skin by inflaming it with products that are irritating to the skin and break down collagen, encouraging more wrinkles down the road. The same goes for fragrances as harmless-sounding as lavender, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and peppermint.


    This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
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    It's $5 Friday and Dr. Oz talks to beauty director Holly Carter, who reveals some inexpensive anti-aging products. Learn how to look 5 years younger for $5 or less in this video.

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    Premature aging of the skin can be caused by the accumulation of toxins in the body, which ultimately deposit in the skin. This is a result of undigested food that accumulates in the stomach overnight due to poor digestion or excessive stress. The key to maintaining a youthful complexion is the regular removal of these digestive impurities before they damage the DNA in the skin cells. There is a simple tea that removes digestive toxins. The recipe is below:

    Boil four to five cups of water in the morning. Add the following ingredients to the water and continue to let it boil for about five minutes longer with the lid on.
    • half a teaspoon of whole cumin seeds
    • half a teaspoon of whole coriander seeds
    • half a teaspoon of whole fennel seeds
    Strain out the seeds and pour the tea into a thermos. Drink small sips of the tea throughout the day. If the tea is too strong, reduce the amount of seeds to a quarter teaspoon for two weeks and then increase it back to a half teaspoon.
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    You can conceal bruising and redness from anti-aging treatments by doing the following:

    • Stock up beforehand on a good concealer to make bruising disappear. I find Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage is great for covering up small stuff.
    • Some laser treatments create eggplant-colored bruises and the only thing that will cover those is DermaBlend. It’s been around forever because it does an amazing job. Just get it ahead of time and practice a couple of times to get the hang of blending it.
    • If your treatment is more likely to leave redness than anything else (ask your doctor), go to any drugstore and buy a green-tinted concealer; it takes the red out.

    From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.