The ancient secret to growing younger every day
Anti-aging is one of the most popular skincare categories for a reason — time isn’t on our side. With each day that passes, we grow older, on the inside and out. It is these external signs of aging that are the most troubling because they are the hardest to ignore.
Contrary to popular belief, fighting signs of age in the skin isn’t just about vanity. When you understand that the skin is the largest organ in your body, and that this organ is a perfect reflection of your inner health, the appearance of your skin takes on a new importance.
WHO IS STARING BACK AT YOU IN THE MIRROR?
Wrinkles are common and considered by many to be a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t make spotting your first line any easier. Wrinkles are most likely to naturally begin to appear before the age of 35 – though that depends on how you define “naturally.” Premature wrinkles make more sense when you examine how the skin ages:
- The skin is a living and breathing organ, subject to the same aging side effects that plague the rest of the body.
- The skin can be damaged by doing its day-to-day job, defending the body against the outside world.
- The quality of the skin is directly affected by all lifestyle factors, especially the food you eat.
It may be tempting to reach for the latest wrinkle cream at the first sign of a blemish, but there are a few problems with this approach. First and foremost, there is no product or treatment on the market that has been proven to provide 100 per cent anti-aging results. If this were true, then the results given by this “super” product would crowd out the competition. And yet, there are still thousands of antiaging products to choose from that can only claim effectiveness. The majority of these products are loaded with chemical
ingredients – experts caution that some of the most popular anti-aging ingredients may increase cancer risk.1
The second problem with turning to a commercial wrinkle cream as your first line of defense is that it misses the forest for the trees. That is to say, while there are natural and nourishing creams that can be used to protect the skin as an external barrier, these products are only effective when skin health is maintained internally first.
This brings us right back to what is going on inside the body. While smoking has long been linked to the early onset of wrinkles, free radical damage that comes from environmental pollutants, dangerous chemicals, un-natural foods, and stress can age both the body and the skin.2 Eating a diet rich in antioxidants, especially those found in dark-skinned fruits like berries and avocados, is the only effective way to neutralize this age-inducing oxidative stress.3
Diet is one critical skin renewal factor that can’t be overlooked. Researchers have already proven that a poor diet and lack of exercise can age the body.4 The same association has been found with aging skin. When it comes to minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, you truly are what you eat. Dr. Sean Maguire, a plastic surgeon at the Physician’s Center for Beauty, calls a healthy diet “essential” for wrinkle prevention.5 He explains, “Eating whole foods with ample amounts of free radical-fighting antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin E helps improve the skin’s texture, keeping it elastic and supple. Avoiding junk food is also crucial in the fight against wrinkles. Consuming too much sugar activates a physiological process called glycation, which causes proteins – including collagen and elastin – to harden.”
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The Ancient Anti-Aging Secret goes on to explain how supporting the skin can benefit the health of the entire body, “We can slow down the natural aging process in the body when we grasp a basic understanding of good health, including eating Really Healthy Foods and supplementing the missing nutrients known to extend lifespan.”
HOW TO TURN BACK THE CLOCK
By now we know that the anti-aging industry can’t provide us with a wrinkle “cure.” All the expensive and often dangerous products on the market neglect one important truth that has been used to treat wrinkles since ancient times:
Premature aging stems from an internal imbalance.
Nourishing and protecting your skin from the elements helps. A chemical- free anti-aging product made with essential vitamins, nourishing oils, and deeply penetrating coenzyme Q10 has been proven to increase hydration and antioxidant activity to protect skin at the surface. Collagen and hyaluronic acid taken in capsule form can improve skin hydration by up to 76 per cent – reducing fine lines and wrinkles while supporting joint health.
Healing your body can also help to heal your skin. A Really Healthy Foods diet, free from processed foods and rich in green vegetables, dark-skinned fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, healthy oils, oily fish, moderate meat, and healthy carbohydrate alternatives, can reduce inflammatory factors known to trigger chronic disease and age the skin. An anti-inflammatory diet will restore health on the inside and provide noticeable improvements on the outside.
But let’s not forget what ancient Chinese medicine has taught us about reviving a tired and dull complexion. As far back as the Sung Dynasty in 960 A.D. China, a restorative beauty technique called “Me Rong Zhen” was used to improve circulation and stimulate the body’s natural anti-aging system. Centuries ago, concubines of the Chinese Empress and Emperor received facial rejuvenation acupuncture as an anti-aging treatment. Today, modern electro-acupressure can be used at home for the same effect – to lift and tone aging skin with facial acupressure techniques. When combined with a healthy diet and nourishing topical nutrients, The HealthPoint Facelift can be a safer and more effective alternative to cosmetic injections and surgery.
With The HealthPoint Facelift, you’ll find the best of both worlds: Non- invasive electro-acupressure, developed by leading pain control specialist Dr. Julian Kenyon, M.D., can safely stimulate cosmetic trigger points in the skin at home, without needles. Since acupoints are sensitive to bioelectrical impulses in the body, MicroCurrent stimulation applied to specific points can help to identify internal dysfunction and renew the skin from within.6 Unlocking this ancient secret addresses the root of premature aging in the skin and in the body. With the right internal support, your skin can look as young as you feel.
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1. “Anti-ageing Creams ‘increase Cancer Risk’.” The Telegraph.
2. Haruko C. Okada, Brendan Alleyne, Kaveh Varghai, Kimberly Kinder, Bahman Guyuron. Facial
Changes Caused by Smoking. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013; 132 (5): 1085 DOI: 10.1097/ PRS.0b013e3182a4c20a.
3. Pharmacogn Rev. 2010 Jul-Dec; 4(8): 118–126.
4. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). “Road to fountain of youth paved with fast food … and sneakers? Exercise may prevent or delay fundamental process of aging.” ScienceDaily. 5. “5 Interesting Facts About Wrinkles.” Physician’s Center for Beauty.
6. Becker, Robert O., and Gary Selden. The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life. New York: Morrow, 1985. Print.