Wrinkles form when the skin loses its elasticity.
As long as the skin is supple, any creasing of the skin disappears as
soon as you stop making the expression that caused it. But skin that
has lost its suppleness retains the lines formed by smiling or
frowning, for instance, even after you have assumed a more neutral
expression. Over time, these lines deepen into wrinkles.
Some amount of wrinkling is a result of aging and is probably
inevitable; no matter what you do, you will develop some lines if you
simply live long enough The first signs of wrinkles usually appear in
the delicate tissue around the eyes-smile lines or "crow's
feet." The cheeks and lips show damage next. As we age, our skin
becomes both thinner and dryer, both of which contribute to the
formation of wrinkles. But other factors help to determine both the
rate and the extent of wrinkling, including diet and nutrition, muscle
tone, habitual facial expressions, stress, proper skin care, exposure
to environmental pollutants, and lifestyle habits such as smoking.
Heredity probably also plays a role
The most important factor of all is sun exposure, which not only dries
out the skin but also leads to the generation of free radicals that
can damage skin cells. The sun is your skin's worst enemy It is
estimated that 90% of what we think of as signs of age are actually
signs of overexposure. Furthermore, overexposure does not necessarily
mean sunbathing or sunburn; approximately 70% of sun damage is
incurred during such everyday activities as driving and walking to and
from your car. The ultraviolet-A (UVA) rays that do this damage are
present all day long and in all seasons. Worse, the effects of the sun
are cumulative, although they may not be obvious for many years.
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to lubricate the skin and are needed for skin health and the
proper functioning of the body's nervous system. Good sources of
essential fatty acids include omega from fish, flax seed, and borage seed.
& Mineral supplement
B vitamins, zinc, vitamins E, A, and D and other supplements
needed for good skin healthcare. The nutrients found in a
daily supplement are needed for good general health and well
|antioxidants that help
with skin health
often people with skin problems are not getting
enough zinc. This mineral helps strengthen the immune system and
promotes healing. Often a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement can help.
bioflavonoids for skin health
for formation of collagen, which is a protein that gives
skin its flexibility.
|helps to relieve
dryness and itching of the skin
for smooth skin and also helps prevent dryness.
soothing, healing, and moisturizing porperties.
healing and it works well with frankincense and aloe vera
helps with detoxifying the body and healing.
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else