Please don’t tell me I am the only one!
Right around the age of 35, I noticed my face starting to age very quickly!! It seemed to be less wrinkly at different times of the most, but it was still aging quicker than I was liking!
After figuring out what was going on, my skin was worse during the time my estrogen levels were lower!
So needless to say, I jumped right on it to balance my hormones and anything else that needed it.
What is going on?
The facial skin has more estrogen receptors than anywhere else in the body. So when hormones are out of balance, the face is usually where you will see it.
Wrinkles are caused by..
- low levels of estrogen
- junk food (high in omega-6’s)
- sleep deprivation
- ultraviolet rays
All of these factors cause the mitochondria in the cell (the powerhouse) to become damaged.
Wrinkles being one of the results of the damage!
What to do?
It is easier said than done, but if you are stressing, find a way to bring your stress down (meditation is great).
Cut out the junk food!
Figure out what is going on with your sleep.
Remove toxins from life… use natural skin products, natural cleaners, wool dryer balls, candles and air fresheners.
Watch yourself in the sun. I love the sun, but just take the proper precautions when in it. I always take astaxanthin (see below).
What supplements to take!
Along with lifestyle changes, supplementation is a great way to help your body heal more quickly.
If you are suffering from wrinkles that you feel are unjustified (wink!!) here are some suggestions. Remember to check with your doctor if you are taking medications or have any other health issues.
A good quality Multi-Vitamin! Be sure that it has…
- Vitamin A- reduces signs of sun damage, increases collagen synthesis
- Vitamin C- helps produce collagen which is needed for elasticity of the skin
- Vitamin E- slows down the aging process by inhibiting antioxidants
- Vitamin D- boost hormones as wells as immune system
Add antioxidants into your day as well.
Astaxantanin is a great one to take before, during, and after being in the sun. It protects and repairs the skin cells from sun damage.
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) the phytonutrients from green tea, is a great antioxidant. It decreases inflammation while protecting the cells.
DHEA reduces inflammation while increasing blood flow. This has been shown to decrease wrinkles as well as increase libido.
Collagen is needed for the connective tissue and elasticity of skin and tissues of the body. It helps heal the stomach lining for anyone with gut related issues as well.
Omega-3’s are needed daily! Most diets have too much omega-6’s, so unless you eat wild caught fish regularly, a supplement would be great for you.
Vitamin D with K2 is another great combination that also boost elasticity of skin as well as protecting it and building bones. If you don’t eat grass feed butter or free range eggs on a regular basis, these are great supplements to add in.
How do I know which ones to take?
I always suggest that you follow your gut! Your mind is going to tell you to order all of the supplements listed above.
Take a deep breath, wait a minute, then follow your gut.
Which ones stand out the most?
Now order those those. Be sure when ordering to look for the gold seal, these are the best quality.
What lifestyles changes do you need to make as well?
If you are having a hard time figuring it out, that is why I am here.
It’s what I do!