Many of us are seeing fantastic results already with skin supplements for rejuvenation by simply including collagen and other skin health supplements, hyaluronic acid (HA), cold plasma, omega 3, zinc, and topical collagen peptides as part of our beauty regime. However, we may have left behind some of most essential natural skin rejuvenation ingredients to assist with deep tissue repair and the ultimate dream of any ageless man or woman beyond the narrow blinders of invasive anti-aging methods: to remain smooth from within naturally.
If you are noticing signs of creepiness around your décolletage, vertical lines on your face and wrinkles on your toes (is nowhere safe from the prune effect?) take a deep calming breath and relax. There is much you can do to mend this situation and it does not involve a complete skin transplant or adopting the burka.
We surely know by now that we need to eat a good clean diet, exclude sugary foods, grains and dairy, include enough healthy water, and breathe deeply to oxygenate our cells. Yet to attain smooth skin at any age, we need to move to another level.
In ‘Radical Rejuvenation’, author Roxy Dillon writes much on skin rejuvenation supplements. (1) Do note the purposeful overuse of the R word, it is important. To rejuvenate means to regenerate, revitalise or restore. All words aligned with bringing back to a previous state. In other words: smooth, stretchy and wrinkle-free skin.
Although we may have been conditioned throughout life to think that once the wrinkles appear all is lost, this is not the case. For how can it logically be so, given that our body renews epidermal skin within 10-30 days? (2)
Whatever the sad condition of your skin as you read this, it can improve with the application of some diligence. It does take some time to regain a youthful velvety look. A smoothing regime needs to be followed for 6 months at least to see any significant results. This is not long in terms of the rest of your life, and of course, once you see the evidence before your eyes you will be happy to continue with this plan for the rest of your life!
There are 3 skin rejuvenation supplements under the radar of beauticians, skin health experts and the beauty industry: MSM, Carnosine and Silica (Silicon Dioxide).
Skin health expert Roxy Dillon suggests ingesting organic sulphur, otherwise known as MSM, on a daily basis. She is not alone, the author of ‘Eating for Beauty’, David Wolfe, agrees. A little over a decade ago, MSM was mostly used as a powerful arthritis pain reliever, but more recently it has been called the beauty mineral. In layman’s terms, it is organic sulphur we are speaking of.
“Sulphur is an essential component of all connective tissue. Connective tissue supports and connects all internal organs. Collagen is the protein found in the connective tissue, and also in the bones and teeth. Sulphur-rich collagen is the most common protein in the body. Collagen retains fluid and provides elasticity and flexibility to the tissues.” (3)
You can, of course, eat sulphur-rich foods, although most of these are wind inducing. For example, broccoli, onion, and cauliflower. However, if you combine these with a salty food such as celery, and a healthy fat like avocado, this brings a balance that will mean you can eat without repeat. MSM is available as powder and tablets. Taken in conjunction with Vitamin C it will rebuild tissue.
The astonishing power of MSM was noted by Georgie Cleeve who “was initially introduced to MSM to repair serious damage to the cartilage in her knees caused by a skiing accident at a young age. She experienced a phenomenal response to the MSM and her cartilage repaired more than any surgeon had thought possible. But what had been less expected was a major improvement in the symptoms of her acne, eczema and generally poor skin, together with striking benefits to her complexion and the condition of her hair and nails.” (4)
It makes sense does it not, that any compound that heals at a deep level is going to also have an effect on the surface skin.
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We are all familiar with the term free radicals, which we know are bad because they cause cell oxidation, which in turn leads to cell death. This is part of the reason for dry wrinkly skin, but there is more!
There is also the process of glycosylation, where protein and sugar molecules become attached to each other and form clumps. This is also known as cross-linkage and is a major cause of wrinkling. Carnosine unglues these clumps and prevents further formation. Whilst, Vitamin E, Q10 and other antioxidants are excellent at removing free radicals and oxidative stress, these are not effective against cross-linkage but,
“Carnosine protects the collagen and elastin molecules which give the skin its smooth firm appearance…other constituents of the skin are also protected by Carnosine.” (5)
N-Acetyl-Carnosine in the form of eye drops also has an extraordinary effect on eye conditions such as dryness and even cataracts.
As we age, the amount of collagen present in the body decreases, leading to dryer skin that wrinkles, joint issues, hardened joints, poor digestion, atrophying organs and weaker teeth and bones. Such is the importance of keeping up the levels of collagen in the body, whether it is through a diet rich in foods containing collagen or natural supplementation. The same applies to silicon dioxide (or silica). Higher levels of silica improve the flexibility of bones and joints, make skin supple and smooth and improve digestion and the general wellbeing of bodily tissue, including the major organs. Such is the importance of silica and collagen.
“As we age, Silica levels decline and without adequate tissue levels of Silica, we manifest many of the symptoms of ageing such as joint disease, weakened digestion, and wrinkled skin, to name a few.“ (6) https://www.evolutionhealth.com/Minerals/silica-benefits.html
Silicon can easily be taken in the form of human grade Diatomaceous Earth, which also acts as an internal detoxifier. It is featured in G&G's exclusive Anti-Ageing Pack, along with other 30+ anti-ageing ingredients for a very affordable price.
If you want to take it in a most holistic manner, why not rebalance the entire body with Silica as part of the 12 Biochemical Tissue Salts.
MSM (Sulphur), Carnosine and Silica (Silicon Dioxide) are all natural supplements, so are bio-available to your body. This means they quickly reach your cells where they can work their magic. Acquiring and maintaining an acid - alkaline balance in your body is important, so look at consuming a diet high in plant-based nutrients. Start juicing. Add an organic greens powder. Think purple foods. Think dark raw chocolate. Think coconut oil and hemp oil and avocados for those EFA’s. Look at raw food books for inspiration. They are full of ideas that normal cookbooks don’t cover. Above all, be enthused about the myriad ways you can maintain or regain smooth supple skin from the inside.
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