In a world filled of injected and plastic women, often we are mislead to think we need expensive, invasive injections or plastic surgery to fight aging and damaged skin. Before you go ahead and spend another $600 on your next vile of Botox, I want you to read this article. There is a natural approach to preventing and reversing the signs of aging & damaged skin, by putting nature’s most powerful nutrients to work. I have clients and friends that suffer from acne, uneven skin pigments, dark circles, fine lines, and loss of radiance and I want to help you all. I want you to enjoy smooth, youthful, glowing, radiant skin.
Of course I will state the obvious, beautiful skin on the outside begins with proper health on the inside. Beautiful skin does not come from a $58 small bottle of magic, found at Sephora. I am often astounded by the amount of money my clients will spend on products that are doing nothing for their skin. I want to share with you more than pretty packaging and expert marketing filled with fantastic promises. First let me start off with the basics:
What ages our skin?
-Lack of sleep
-Lack of vitamins and supplements
-The wrong products
What repairs our skin?
-Get enough sleep; 7-9 hours
-Avoid alcohol and drug use
-Stay hydrated; 6-8 bottles of water every day, forever
-Take supplements and vitamins
-20 minutes of exercise
-Wash your face at night
-Use products that are appropriate for your skin type
Now I want to give you a very quick lesson on antioxidants.
Antioxidants help prevent or stop cell damage caused by oxidants. Oxidants are free radicals that you find in the environment and in our bodies naturally. Free radicals are unleashed by factors such as sunlight, cigarette smoke, and air pollution. Free radicals attack collagen, which is a protein substance that gives our skin its youthful glow. Free radicals push our cell’s water out, making our skin cells dehydrated. Antioxidants penetrate our skin cell’s membranes and repair these cells and increase their ability to retain water.
Now, I want to introduce you to a substance so powerful, that it can move through the body, sooth all inflammation and strengthen your immune system. Alpha Lipoic Acid is natural molecule that exists inside every cell in our bodies. ALA is a universal antioxidant that is both water and fat soluble. It is 400x stronger than Vitamin C and E and can squash harmful free radicals. This supplement helps prevent diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, etc. and also works wonders for your skin.
Clients have resulted in a huge improvement in fine facial lines as well as acne scars when alpha lipoic acid is taken orally and topically. In myself, I noticed a significant decrease in under eye puffiness (BYE tired eyes)! And within 3 weeks, my skin had a new healthy glow.
ALA increases energy metabolism, which can normalize the secretions of sebaceous glands, which only results in smaller pores. Who doesn’t want smaller pores? I do.
Consult with your doctor about recommend daily levels and how this antioxidant will benefit you. Always discuss with your doctor before taking any supplements.