How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles On Your Face Naturally

by admin on April 3, 2015

How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles On Your Face NaturallyWrinkles, THE most dreaded visual aspect of aging. We all want to preserve our youthful appearance as we age. We want to hold onto the smooth, soft face of our youth. Alas, smooth skin is a bit farther back on the priority list of nature, behind fighting off the saber tooth tiger and keeping your face from falling off due to frostbite. This doesn’t mean that beautiful skin can’t be at the top of your priority list! So, how do we naturally get rid of the wrinkles on our face, and body?

First, Understand How And Why Wrinkles Form

You will hear a great many reasons why wrinkles form on your face:

-Smoking

-Excess sun exposure

-Sleep deprivation

-Poor diet

-Aging

-Free radicals

And you know what? All of these things will cause wrinkles. But the important piece of wisdom to learn is that all of these stresses cause wrinkles through one same biological degenerative process.

This one process can be prevented and reversed. 

So how do all of these stressors cause the formation of wrinkles?

Simply through the breakdown and loss of collagen structure in the skin.

What Is Collagen And Why Does Collagen Loss = Wrinkles?

How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles On Your Face Naturally

Collagen Fibers

 

Collagen is a major structural protein in your body that makes up your joints and your skin among other important tissues. When the collagen in your skin is damaged through free radical exposure, it slowly breaks down. If you don’t focus on building and maintaining robust collagen structure, your skin will thin, so don’t commit that sin, protect your chin…… Sorry, had to bust a ryme, anyways

Once your skin has become significantly thinner, it literally begins to fold in on itself, especially in areas where facial muscles compress the skin. These areas are the smile lines, the areas around and under the eyes and the forehead lines.

Over exposure to UV light causes an over load of free radicals which breaks down your skin’s collagen structure. Smoking and poor diet cause free radical damage, which breaks down collagen. Through aging, these stresses add up and the collagen structure in our skin dissolves away leaving our skin thin and weathered.

So if we can not only prevent collagen breakdown, but rebuild our skin’s collagen structure, we will prevent and reverse wrinkle formation.

How Do I Prevent Collagen Breakdown

First you should learn how to prevent collagen breakdown, next I will discuss how you can actually rebuild collagen.

To prevent collagen breakdown, you need to neutralize the number one cause of collagen breakdown, which is free radical exposure. Whether caused by excess sun, junk food, smoking or any other skin blasting stress, the culprit is generation of harmful free radicals.

Free radicals are atoms with an odd number of electrons. Since these atoms need electrons to be paired, they will steal electrons from your body to pair up their electrons. This then causes a domino effect of destruction since now you have cells with unpaired electrons which will begin stealing electrons from your other healthy cells.

So how do we beat these free radicals? Nature designed antioxidants as the fire hose to quench the fire that is free radicals. Antioxidants contain extra electron donors which immediately neutralize the free radicals.

So by ensuring that you always have an abundance of powerful antioxidants in your blood stream, your skin, and entire body, will be safe from free radicals.

There are two types of antioxidants, water soluble and fat soluble. Why? Because every cell in your body has a water soluble and a fat soluble fraction. Water soluble antioxidants protect the water soluble fraction of your cells while fat soluble antioxidants protect the fat soluble fraction of your cells against free radicals.

The most well known water soluble antioxidant is vitamin C while the most well known fat soluble antioxidant is vitamin E. Though these are required through your diet, in my opinion, by far the best antioxidant, not only for your skin, but for your entire body, is called astaxanthin. Please let me tell you why.

How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles On Your Face Naturally

Astaxanthin is special because when ingested, it protects both the water and fat soluble fraction of your cells. And unlike common antioxidants like beta-carotene, astaxanthin crosses the blood-brain barrier and the blood retinol barrier. So while many antioxidants don’t even make it inside your brain or the retina of your eyes, astixanthin freely passes into these tissues to paint them with its anti-aging protection. Of course astaxanthin is also stored in the skin where it actually acts as a powerful internal sunscreen.

Not only does astaxanthin make it into places other antioxidants can’t go, it is also many times more powerful than the other antioxidants. For example, when it comes to free radical scavenging, astaxanthin is 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene, and 14 times more powerful than vitamin E. 

Another reason astaxanthin is my top antioxidant is that it stores up and accumulates into your tissues for long lasting 24/7 protection. Meanwhile, if you take vitamin C, it is completely metabolized from your body after just 4 hours. You can take one capsule of astaxanthin (3 mg dose minimum) once per day and every cell in your body will completely protected from free radical aging every second of your life. Because of its dominant antioxidant power, astaxanthin is well studied to also prevent heart disease, cancer and many other degenerative diseases.

Another benefit of consuming astaxanthin is that after about a week of taking high dosages, your skin gains a deep rich healthy color. This is literally the carotenoid astaxanthin stored in your skin. I remember reading a study that showed dietary carotenoid induced skin color deepening is perceived as more attractive than sun-tan deepened skin color. This is an evolutionary visual that we use to determine the health of potential mates. Spotting pigments like astaxanthin in the skin is an indicator of a nutrient packed diet.

The second nutrient I recommend for skin wrinkle prevention would be EPA and DHA omega 3 oils. Why?

Omega 3 is the evolutionarily required ingredient to the membrane of your skin cells. The membrane is the most important part for the health and survival of a cell. Without omega 3 in your diet, you don’t have healthy skin cell membranes, without a healthy membrane, the cell can’t keep toxins out of your cells and you can’t bring vital nutrients in your cells.

This is the reason that omega 3s are the most foundational supplement to not only beauty, but also health and longevity.

Another way omega 3 oils preserve skin beauty is by drastically reducing inflammation in your body. This is how omega 3 helps prevent heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s along with every other degenerative disease.

Here is the 2 in 1 supplement that I take which contains high concentrations of both astaxanthin and DHA & EPA omega 3 oil.

How To Rebuild Your Collagen Structure To Reverse Skin Wrinkles

How would you leverage nutrition to build muscles? You would eat muscle meat, an ideal protein source that contains the exact amino acids required to generate new muscle tissue in your own body.

It is no surprise that this is the same way your body maintains and regenerates your collagen structure (skin/joints). When you consume dietary collagen, your body immediately begins regenerating collagen in  your skin and joints.

How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles On Your Face Naturally

Gelatin

 

A French study conducted in 2008 of subjects aged 35-55 showed that after 12 weeks of consuming just 10 grams of gelatin (collagen) per day, facial wrinkles and furrows were decreased by 41%. An increase in skin hydration and resilience was also noted.

The amino acids in gelatin that build your skin and joints are proline, hydroxyproline and glycine. These amino acids are hard to find in high enough concentrations in other foods. Of course gelatin is loaded with these joint building blocks.

As a modern culture, our issue is that we don’t eat collagen anymore. 98% of people eat a standard western diet which only contains muscle meat. We discard the rest of our farmed animals as waste.

Wild humans would consume every bit of the animal. They would consume the collagen off of the bones by cooking it into a bone broth.

In our modern world, we don’t have to cook bone broths every day, powdered gelatin is an extremely convenient way to feed your skin.

I get gelatin hydrolysate, different from most gelatin granules, gelatin hydrolysate is enzymatically broken down into extremely small granules. Because of this, it immediately mixes into even cold water, unlike gelatin granules, which must be cooked to dissolve.

I take a heaping tablespoon of gelatin before bed. Why? The glycine in it improves sleep quality and increases sleeping human growth hormone release.

A Few More Gelatin Skin Regeneration Studies

One study showed that 2 months of gelatin supplementation increased skin hydration by 91%. This shows us that gelatin almost DOUBLES your skins moisture content. You can throw away your moisturizers. (1)

-Another study showed that gelatin consumption significantly reversed crow’s feet wrinkling around the eyes. (2)

-Another study showed that when subjects consumed gelatin orally, the gelatin was measured in the the cartilage of the subjects just 192 hours after the first dosage. This shows that gelatin, when consumed, will make its way into your joints and skin in less than a week. (3)

Summary

So the intelligent strategy for preventing and reversing wrinkles in the skin is,

1. Use powerful antioxidants to neutralize free radical damage that breaks down collagen structure.

2. Feed your collagen with… collagen. Consume gelatin for its vital building blocks which are required to regenerate your skin. This is the foundational strategy to keep your skin thick and free of wrinkles.

Other Natural Beauty Remedies

 

References

1. SOUKEN study 2008, Tokyo Japan: two month study hydrolyzed collagen.

2. Kantor, I et al. 2002. Results of a Study Evaluating the Use of a Dietary Supplement Formula in the Management of Age-Related Skin Changes in Women with Moderate to Severe Wrinkling of the Periorbital Area. Journal of the American Nutraceutical Asscociation. Vol 5, No.2.

3. 1999 The American Society for Nutritional Sciences Oral Administration of 14C Labeled Gelatin Hydrolysate Leads to an Accumulation of Radioactivity in Cartilage of Mice (C57/BL) Steffen Oesser1, Milan Adam, Wilfried Babel, and Jürgen Seifert.

 

 

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