One of the biggest detriments to growing old has been the aging of the skin. Nobody wants to endure the look of those dreaded wrinkles as the aging process occurs. Because of the effects of many different free radicals that we come in contact with every day, through the air we breath, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the drugs that we are treated with, it has become more evident everyday that aging has begun to take place in people as young as in their 20’s.
Everyone wants smooth, wrinkle-free skin but unfortunately it is not just age that fades that youthful look.
In addition to smoking (which restricts the blood flow to the surface of the skin and contains large amounts of free radicals), acidosis (which causes oxidation of skin cells) excessive exposure to the sun (which causes more free radical damage than anything else), and the effects on our bodies by the exposure to environmental pollutants, chemicals, pesticides, & food preservatives (get the picture yet?), there are three other factors that affect skin aging:
* The skins ability to retain moisture effects aging.
* The thickness of the outer layer effects aging.
* The number of elastic fibers located within the deeper layers effects aging.
How do you keep your skin healthy?
It could be as easy as taking antioxidants and vitamins. It has been recognized that changes in the skin occur when the body is deficient in B6 & other members of the B Complex group. Studies with antioxidants have shown that it may slow down the aging process & prevent premature aging by prolonging the useful life of our cells, thus maintaining the function of our organs. Increased production of red blood cells help the body receive much needed oxygen.