Anti-Aging Skin Care Tip #2: Use Natural and Organic Skin Care
That sounds easy, but what exactly is natural skin care? You need to watch out, because many companies add small amounts of natural ingredients, like vitamin C, so they can call their products “natural,” but their products still contain many toxins. There are NO government standards concerning the claim of “natural” for skin care or cosmetics.
Anti-Aging Skin Care Tip #3: Include Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Your Diet
Omega-3s are anti-inflammatory, and can help your skin stay younger looking. They are found mostly in fatty fish and marines oils like fish oil, cod liver oil and greenlip mussel oil. Many health care practitioners who used to recommend fish like salmon in your diet every week are now concerned about the high levels of mercury and PCBs found in fish today. If you are too, try eating pastured eggs, and including flax seed and walnuts in your diet.
However, this may not be enough, as many people today cannot make an efficient conversion of plant-based omega-3s to the omega 3 form that your body needs. So, many people feel they have benefited from a high quality fish oil, cod liver oil or greenlip mussel oil supplement.
Also important is to avoid vegetable oils, believe it or not, as they can age your skin faster. This is probably because they are less stable, and often contain free radical-producing substances, even before you cook with them. Try using coconut oil for cooking.
Anti-Aging Skin Care Tip #5: Whey Protein Helps Boost the Master Antioxidant Glutathione
Glutathione helps the body reuse other antioxidants, and has been called the “master antioxidant” by many. Glutathione is produced by the body, but as we age, most of us produce less and less glutathione. This seems to speed up the aging process, as we have more difficulty quenching free radicals. These free radicals age your skin as well as your body, and contribute to many diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
We need amino acids to produce glutathione, especially one called cysteine. This is where whey protein comes in, as a high quality whey has a lot of cysteine, and can help the body produce more glutathione. Whey protein can be found in dairy products like milk, yogurt and ricotta cheese, but many decide to supplement with a whey protein powder. We highly recommend finding one made from cows out on pasture where they use a low temperature process that does not denature the whey. If you denature the whey, you destroy cysteine and other amino acids, which makes them unavailable to your body as well as toxic!