The Anti-aging Report Part 1

The Anti-aging Report Part 1

Let’s face it – aging is inevitable and happens to the best of us!

But the good news is, the way we age is largely determined by our diet, lifestyle and what skin care we use. 

I for one want to preserve my natural beauty and stay looking young and vibrant for as long as possible. How about you?

This article is going to share with you some facts about aging and how you can help turn back the premature aging clock.

What Really Accelerates Skin Aging?

To start your skin rejuvenation journey we first need to understand why skin ages and why some people seem to age quicker than others.  When we think about skin health we need to consider what important role it plays – after all, it’s not just there to make us look good. Your skin regulates the excretion of metabolic waste products. It controls your temperature and protects the body from damaging environmental factors (physical and chemical).Day-and-night

Interestingly the role of the skin actually changes depending on what time of day it is. In daylight hours the skin is busy fighting off UV Radiation but at night time the skin stem cells are dividing and regenerating tissue and replacing damaged skin cells with new, healthy cells.

The 2 Theories of Aging

Two theories attempt to explain why aging occurs:

The ‘wear and tear theory’ basically supposes that skin ages due to ongoing chemical insults to the body that build up over time. This can result in problems with replication of our DNA resulting in the cells being changed from the original cell. Problems with DNA replication can cause cells to die prematurely, produce mutant cells and eventually even cancerous growths;

The second theory is concerned with cell division. Cells are constantly dividing and this theory believes that the number of times our cells can divide before damage or cell death death occurs, is limited.


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How Oestrogen Keeps the Ladies Young

Unless we have had “work” done to our skin, most of us can look back and remember a time when our skin looked younger or fresher. Even a thirty year old can reflect and think about how the skin looked fresher in their 20’s. But it is usually around the age of 50 that oestrogen levels drop and this brings about the most unwelcome skin changes.

Oestrogen helps keep the skin hydrated and most post menopausal woman will suffer from dry mucous membranes – not only in the face and skin generally but also in the mucous membranes of the vaginal region.The loss of hyaluronic acid, a fluid retaining, can contribute to this loss of moisture.

As we age, the blood supply can diminish and walls of the capillaries can lose their strength. An adequate blood supply is needed to supply the skin with nourishment and also helps to remove toxins.  A good blood supply contributes to a healthy, radiant looking skin whereas a diminished blood supply can make the skin look dull and blotchy. Wrinkles can often increase dramatically at this time as the skin thins and the ageing process accelerates in the absence of oestrogen.

But all is not lost. There are many natural ingredients that can be incorporated into skin care products that work to overcome these issues of aging skin (see below). Soy  is a great source of isoflavones, which  have estrogenic activity. When the natural levels of estrogen drops, soy isoflavones can bind to the receptors and compensate for the loss of estrogen.

Hydrolyzed soy protein is widely used in skin care products and is frequently used in propriety blends that are developed by high technology companies whose aim is to delivery new and innovative products to the market. For example peptides Tripeptide-10 Citrulline (and) Tripeptide-1 is combined with hydrolyzed soy protein in a blend known as Trylagen.

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein is used in several of the skin care products formulated by Native Natural Skin Care including our Native Night Cream, Antiaging cream and Eye Cream.

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In Part 2 of the Anti-aging Skin Report we will look at:

  • Sun Exposure – Good Or Bad?
  • The Loss Of Elastin Fibers In Aging Skin – what you can do to slow down the loss
  • How Abnormalities In Skin Circulation can produce unwanted puffiness and skin blemish

All products at Native Natural Skin Care are researched, formulated and produced by Naturopath, Nurse and Formulation Chemist, Vivienne Savill

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