So what is the real deal on wrinkles? Why do we get them? Can do we prevent them and how do we diminish the ones we have? The cosmetic industry has turned this one little subject into a multi-billion dollar a year industry. Everywhere you look you are bombarded with commercials telling you how to improve this little issue. The other day in a matter of 1 hour there were 5 commercials addressing this issue, mainly emphasising plastic surgery as the answer.
There are many reasons why a person could have wrinkles. Too much sun exposure, hormone changes stress, dehydration and improper diet. But one of the biggest contributors to wrinkles is free radicals. (A little biology) Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that have only one electron instead of two. Because electrons are found in pairs the molecule must scavenge other molecules for another electron. When the second molecule looses its electron to the first molecule, it must then find another electron repeating the process. This process can damage cell function and alter genetic material. Free radical damage causes wrinkles by activating the metalloproteinases that break down collagen.
So how do you stop theses free radicals? Which by the way they are in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. So there is no real way of escaping them, but there is a way to fight them, which in turn helps fight against wrinkles. The answer is antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells from the effects of free radicals. Where can we get these important antioxidants?
Antioxidants are found in many fruits, blueberries, pomegranates, and apples just to name a few. They are also found in carrots and my favorite dark chocolate and red wine!
You can also take supplements with high antioxidants. My two favorites that I personally take are
Astaxanthin and Sea Buckthorn Berry.
Both of these I get from Amazon.
Not only can you fight free radicals from the inside out, but you can put antioxidants directly on your skin.
Real Raw Beauty products are not only made from virgin organic oils, but they are full of antioxidants to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles and aid in the healing of damaged skin.
Our Eye Serum has some of the most powerful antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Pomegranate oils. On our website each product page will give you a list of the oils and their benefits for your skin.
So make sure that you are making the best choices for your skin both inside and out. Know what you are putting in your body and on your body. We know that we are taking in chemicals and toxins from the air and water, which we have no control over. Why would we knowingly put them on our skin? Do your own research and find the perfect foods, supplements and skin care for your body-you owe it to yourself!!
Until next time,