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True Anti-aging Secrets

Updated on November 17, 2009
I am 52 years old
I am 52 years old

Part (1) In Anti-aging Series

I've been teaching Natural Health for about 30 years and nothing bothers me more that the lies of the industries. Some are born out of ignorance or 'just a little knowledge gone array'.

But most are out right lies to sell products in this multi-billion dollar health and beauty


There are too many to cover in one article so I will cover each separately. Here I would like to talk about skincare, head to toe. It irks me so much to hear commercials that promise to remove wrinkles with topical creams. Please here me ladies this is not possible!

There are only two ways to remove wrinkles A) plastic surgery and B) from the inside out. Since there is no shortage of ads on various plastic surgery methods from botox to face lifts, I will focus here on what you, 'Average mom/grandma' can do to see remarkable results in your skin in 10 to 30 days. It's not a magic formula but if you apply yourself you can do it without wiping out your savings.

Lie # 1. Topical Collagen creams/gels. Throw them away ladies, they simply do not work! Collagen molecules cannot penetrate the skin. Skin serves a purpose. It is your first line of defense, yet it is what nutritionist consider an 'end organ'. Skin's job is to protect the body from the elements, including anything placed ON the skin. For example, toxic chemicals(solvents, pesticides, etc) that enter the skin can be absorbed into the blood stream and poison the body so the epidermis must always stay on guard.

On the contrary topical collagen can actually clog pores/follicles and cause more problems. The skin, hair and nails reflect the health of the body. Being trained in Chinese Early Diagnostic Medicine, I am able to look at a person and see deficiencies in the body reflected in the eyes, skin, hair and nails. I created a chart for my clients that I will be posting in one of these series.

Beautiful skin starts inside and is reflected outside providing the skin is shedding properly. So two things are necessary to see drastic changes in skin. Health and properly exfoliated skin.

Here we will first discuss the fast track to internal beauty. The skin not only reflect deficiencies but excess toxins. You can see excess fat, sodium and other elements in the un-eveness of skin tone, wrinkles, spotting, discoloration in eye whites and nails. These are present due to 1)a diet that regularly ingest chemicals or b) your system is inadequate at removing toxins and heavy metals. In the case of the later problem (b) you must 'flush' or cleanse the body to see better skin.

The extent of your skin problems depends on the cleansing method you choose. Severe acne and premature aging call for a radical cleanse such as the famous 24 hour olive oil & lemon liver cleanse you can find online. For a moderate cleanse I recommend a vitamin C powder flush. It's a simple process of taking 1/4 tsp of Vitamin C powder in water or juice every 1/2 hour to bowel intolerance.

If your skin is average and you just want to brighten it up and reduce crows feet or wrinkles I recommend an incredible multivitamin that includes all vitamins, minerals, amino acids as well as cleansing herbs; Milk thistle, barley, wheatgrass, Echinacea ,golden seal and many more liver and blood cleansers.

Most over the counter vitamins like Centrum, One a Day are synthetic and the body does not absorb them. The vitamin above is made from food.

It is crucial that you add a moderate amount of cardio (this can be walking 3 times a week or taking the stairs at work etc) to keep the blood flow adequate enough to brighten the complexion.

Skin problems start with dehydration;

Water should be a no brainer but it is amazing how long people go without water! Yes they know that up to 60 percent of the human body is water, the brain is composed of 70 percent water, and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water. About 83 percent of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature. Each day humans must replace 2.4 liters of water, most through drinking and the rest taken by the body from the foods eaten. So you should also include high water content fruits and veggies.

Taking vitamins and working out without water defeats the purpose. Vitamins can largely pass through the body without being absorbed without sufficient water.

To recap:

Start with a cleanse if your skin is excessively wrinkled or damaged by acne.

Take a good food based vitamin

Drink ,drink, drink that water. Don't sip, gulp it down! 10 glasses a day will flush your system and plump skin cells!

Part 2 will cover how to properly exfoliate skin to remove wrinkles and acne; and how to really add Collagen to your skin

Be Blessed!!



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    • Fresh Body Works profile image

      Fresh Body Works 8 years ago from Santa Monica California

      I like your natural and organic tough approach, most people want the easy way out as far as taking care of themselves, they don't want to do the work, there is much to be said regarding the ingrdients the truth in labeling, the FDA, ect

      Most cosmetic are just that..chemical synthetic junk that causes so many problems including skin cancer which is hardly address.

      Thanks for the info!

      The Barefoot Surgeon

    • sannyasinman profile image

      sannyasinman 8 years ago

      Thanks Tamara for a great hub. More please!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Tamararivella, These are some very good practical anti-aging tips! I see you practice what you say! Thank you for sharing, Blessings!