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Home > Research Department  > Health Concerns Articles > NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR WRINKLES
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WRINKLES
Articles by a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.)
Last Updated: August 6th, 2015

REDUCING SUN EXPOSURE & ANTIOXIDANT SUPPLEMENTS

People can tell a lot about you just by looking at your skin. Premature wrinkles are a sign of too much sun exposure and too little antioxidants.
Wrinkling of the skin is inevitable, but by taking antioxidants you can reduce the onset and severity of wrinkles...
Everyone get wrinkles, its a natural part of aging. But what can we do to minimize the appearance of wrinkles? Let’s look at the causes. A wrinkle forms when the skin loses its elasticity and maintains a permanent crease.

It usually happens around the eyes, cheeks and lips because these areas repetitively form facial expressions like smiling or frowning. 

The most important factor in the development of wrinkles is sun exposure.  Damage from UVA rays, which are present all year round, can attribute to up to 90 percent of skin aging.

As the skin is damaged, little by little each day, it loses its elasticity. A wrinkle is one of the end results of this damage. Other factors that contribute to wrinkled skin are nutritional status, habitual facial expressions (smiling and  squinting), stress, skin care, environmental pollutants, smoking and heredity.

Skin Elasticity and Fats

The membranes that form the outer layer of each cell of our bodies, and thus each cell of our skin are made up of phospholipids. Phospholipids are molecules made up of a fat and water-soluble molecule bound together. How flexible and soft our cells become is determined by the fats found in our cell membranes. Because our body manufactures phospholipids from the fats in our diet, it is essential that we take in soft and fluid fats like Omega 3-6-9 Fats, while avoiding the stiff and rigid saturated fats. In this sense, when it comes to fats, we literally are what we eat! How do you want your skin to be?

Natural Ways To Reduce Wrinkles
To fight wrinkling topically, use a natural moisturizer with sunscreen protection everyday. Try to stay out of direct sunlight. Avoid harsh cleansing products; alcohol based toners, chlorinated tap water for drinking and bathing, perfumes and
colourings in laundry and personal hygiene products. Use glycerin and natural soaps to wash your skin. 

What you can do to help:

 - TAKE GRAPE SEED EXTRACT OR PYCNOGENOL
 - COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS HELP TO IMPROVE THE ELASTICITY OF YOUR SKIN
 - take supplements & herbs  
to help detoxify your body
 - ensure proper digestion
 - use good hygiene
 - DRINK LOTS OF GOOD QUALITY WATER

DID YOU KNOW?
(WRINKLE FACTS)

 - SUN EXPOSURE IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF WRINKLES
 - TAKING ANTIOXIDANTS CAN HAVE ANTI-AGING EFFECT ON YOUR SKIN
 - DETOXIFICATION ON A REGULAR BASIS IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF YOUR SKIN
Invest in high quality natural cosmetics. Add a capsule of vitamin A or vitamin E oil into your moisturizer to protect the skin from free radical damage. 

Dry skin brushing is a wonderful way to exfoliate the skin, increase circulation to the skin and invigorate the body. Use a natural bristle brush.   

One extremely easy way to help maintain healthy, youthful looking skin is simply to keep your skin well hydrated. The collagen matrix that makes up the tissues just beneath the skin is kept plump and plush by holding water. When we become dehydrated, this water disappears and fine lines and wrinkles appear deeper and more severe.

The skin also then begins to look sallow and sag. Dehydration can be easily prevented by drinking at least 8 cups of water daily (2 litres). For more information on ways to stay hydrated beyond just drinking water, please see our Electrolytes article. To help support a healthy collagen structure underlying the skin, and thus to plump out wrinkles, many anti-aging products will contain Collagen, or Hyaluronic Acid.

Dietary change is important for nourishing the skin.Eat foods high in zinc such as whole grains, sunflower seeds and raw nuts. Eat lots of fruit, especially mango and apricot, for its water content and alpha-hydroxy acids. 

Sulphur rich foods like garlic, onions, eggs and asparagus, provide raw material for building skin proteins. Essential fatty acids are a source of the good fats for the skin. Use cold pressed oils like flax, olive, sunflower and safflower. Avoid hydrogenated fats, fried foods, soft drinks, sugar, chocolate, junk foods, cigarettes and alcohol.

The following list of supplements can be used to fight wrinkles.  (CLICK SUPPLEMENT NAME FOR PRODUCTS)

SUPPLEMENT DOSAGE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT
Silica

1000mg horsetail extract daily

Needed for production of proteins to repair damaged skin
Essential fatty acids (flax and evening primrose)

Flax 2-4 tbsp daily

EPO 1000 to 3000 mg daily.

Active ingredients are linolenic and linoleic acid that are used for skin repair and proper fat metabolism.
Collagen or Hyaluronic acid As directed on label Provides proteins needed for effective repair of skin.
MSM 2000-6000mg daily A sulphur containing substance to help the production of elastin, collagen and keratin. Has been shown to reduce skin wrinkling.
Betaine HCl As directed on label Low levels of hydrochloric acid are commonly found in dry skin sufferers. Do not use if you have stomach ulcers.
Zinc 30-80mg daily, do not exceed 100mg daily Helps heal tissues and is involved in the oil production of the skin. Consider supplementation with copper for long-term use.
Vitamin A 50000 IU acutely, then 5000-25000 IU daily.  Helps heal the skin. Do not use when pregnant.
Red clover, dandelion leaf and root, milk thistle, burdock root As directed on label One or more herbs can be used as a tea, tincture or raw herb. They help to cleanse the liver, kidneys and blood.
Also beneficial for WRINKLES: Multivitamins, digestive enzymes, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, chromium, garlic, chlorophyll, MSM, selenium, chamomile, gotu kola, goldenseal.
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All articles copyright National Nutrition 2001 - 2015.  For educational purposes only.  Please note that while National Nutrition supports your right to use natural health care products for any therapeutic purpose that you see fit, that the information on this website should not be considered as a claim or as a substitute for medical advice.

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