Anti Aging Skin Care Starts From Within

May 10th, 2012

Your skin is a mirror that reflects if you’re fatigued, physically or emotionally stressed or poorly nourished. Additionally, your skin ages due to internal and external factors.

I have mentioned many external factors in the past, so what are some of these internal factors? One of them is an unstable molecule that acts like a predator, attacking healthy cells, called a free radical.

Free radicals can come from many sources such as pollution, smoking and sun exposure to name a few.

For truly youthful and glowing skin, then any anti aging regime, starts from within and is flanked by spa treatments and an at home routine.

According to one of the pioneering researchers of why we age, Leonard Hayflick, Ph.D., by finding ways to reduce or eliminate cellular damage one could significantly affect the aging process.

Since that time, many doctors have shown that by neutralizing free radicals you can improve your health and have youthful skin.

Partly this is due to the fact that free radicals attack and wreak havoc on the protein that makes up our skin, and in fact our entire body, collagen.

Collagen is essential to youthful skin and it gives it is suppleness and tautness.

As mentioned above free radicals can be caused by any number of things and they are also cause by merely breathing.

Just the action of breathing alone creates free radicals as this is one of the body’s byproduct for creating energy.

Because they are an inherent and part of daily living you can never get rid of them BUT you can reduce their damage by eating an antioxidant rich diet.

Some of these foods are: Avocado, Bell peppers, Berries, Dark green leafy vegetables, Tomatoes, Pineapple.

Some experts recommend 5 to 8 servings per day and others a combination of fruits and vegetables plus supplements since many people can’t do that many servings in a day.

I hope that this new understanding helps you in choosing a greater variety of fruits, vegetables for your diet and that taking supplements like Vitamin C and E can help reduce free radical damage and maintain overall health and keep your skin looking young and glowing.

Nutrition is a complex subject and before starting any diet consult a professional to aid you in your quest for more beautiful and glowing skin.

And as always, I look forward to seeing you at the salon where you will be dazzle by how great your skin can look.

Finally start reaping the benefits of superior skin care today and stop wondering if you can have beautiful skin. Call for your appointments NOW at 212.949.2350 and if you are a first time client GET $50 off your first treatment.

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