The ravages of time and bad habits can significantly contribute to increasing the rate at which skin cells age. Sags, wrinkles and age spots associated with aging are caused by everything from high-sugar diets to high stress levels, too little sleep and poor nutrition. Environmental factors also increase the rate of skin aging, including excessive sun exposure, wind and extremes of hot and cold. Premature aging of the skin, however, is not inevitable.
Interventions like plastic surgery and chemical injections, though they may have some cosmetic benefit, can have problematic outcomes in terms of results or side effects, and only address surface issues rather than the cause at a cellular level.
In fact, less invasive alternatives can support skin tone, elasticity and resilience, even in skin that has already aged excessively. Targeted support has shown remarkable biological benefits in skin appearance through natural ingredients that support and restore the structure and function of the skin from the inside out. These ingredients support healthy skin function by promoting detoxification systems, and strengthening skin proteins and connective tissue. They also support the skin’s hydration capabilities.
Antioxidants control age and wrinkle-inducing oxidative stress in the skin cells and tissues. The mineral antioxidants zinc and copper support the biosynthesis of the antioxidant skin-protecting enzyme super oxide dismutase (SOD) and the trace mineral selenium supports the production of the skin-healthy antioxidant glutathione peroxidase.¹
Healthy skin tone, function and detoxification can be supported by vitamin C, the water-soluble antioxidant and vitamin E, the fat-soluble antioxidant. The sulfur containing amino acid N-acetyl cysteine and glutathione powerfully support the skin’s natural antioxidant capabilities and detoxification for healthy skin structure. The exceptional plant antioxidants in green tea, turmeric,…