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5 Quick Tips on Looking Good


By Selena (CARiNG Pharmacist) | Malaysia | Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:21am

5 Quick Tips on Looking Good

  1. Healthy Living1

    Healthy living boosts circulation and improves complexion by feeding the skin cells with rejuvenating oxygen and nutrients, while working to remove toxins and waste products.

    • Healthy eating: Lower carbohydrates intake, eat fiber-rich foods like whole grains, vegetables and fruit and add healthy fats in diet (e.g. coconut oil or olive oil).
    • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water. Lower caffeine and alcohol intake.
    • Exercise: Get 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a day, five days a week.
    • Sleep: Get seven to eight hours of shut-eye per night.
    • Managing stress: Try medication, yoga or breathing exercises.
  2. Utilize the Power of Antioxidants2

    • External factors such as smoking, stress, pollution and sunlight lead to free-radical damage to the skin.
    • Free radicals can damage collagen, which can cause skin dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
    • Antioxidants protect the skin from damage by neutralizing free radicals.
    • Eating antioxidants rich food helps with collagen production, which in turn improves the skin’s appearance and brightens the skin, making it look firmer and younger.
    • Fruits and vegetables such as berries, oranges, grapes, nuts and dark green veggies contain high antioxidants.
    • Some of the powerful antioxidants supplements include vitamin E, vitamin C, astaxanthin, grapeseeds, lycopene and coenzyme Q10.
  3. Eat Your Collagen3

    • Collagen is one of the most valuable proteins in the body. It is a cement-like material that binds together the cells in the body, leading to more skin elasticity.
    • Collagen fibers are major building blocks in skin, bone, joints (tendons and ligaments) and blood vessels.
    • In terms of beauty benefits, collagen has been shown to increase skin firmness and hydration, strengthen hair and improve nail health.
    • For optimal absorption, use hydrolyzed collagen. It is easily digestible, absorbed and distributed in the body due to its low molecular weight.
    • A 2015 Brazil study found a statically significant improvement in skin elasticity in a group of women ages 40 to 60 years who took a hydrolyzed collagen supplement compared to a group that took a placebo4.
  4. Enhance Skin Health with Probiotics5

    • Probiotics are microorganisms that restore good bacteria to the digestive tract.
    • They can be found in supplement forms such as powders or pills and in fermented foods like miso, fermented soybeans, yogurt, apple cider and raw cheese. 
    • There are numerous strands of probiotics that are beneficial to our health. The most common groups are called lactobacillus (lactic acid) and Bifidobacterium.
    • Lactic acid is known for its anti-aging and anti-acne benefits while Bifidobacterium plays a key role in strengthening the immune system.
    • The benefits of probiotics for skin: 
    1. Prevent skin cells from reacting against bad bacteria, which causes inflammation.
    2. Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
    3. Strengthen skin’s immune system
    4. Prevent breakouts and clarify skin
    5. Speed up skin’s reparation processes
  5. Anti-aging with Sheep Placenta6

    • Sheep placenta activates the release of HGH (Human Growth Hormone), which is the essential hormone to regulate the regeneration of damaged cells as well in repairing the wounded cells.
    • It helps to produce collagen, elastic fibers and glycoproteins making the skin appear firmer and tighter.
    • It stimulates the renewal of aged, tired and unhealthy cells in the body, nourishing them from inside out, providing longer lasting results.
    • It helps to moisturize and hydrate the skin with its high concentration of Vitamin E, which helps to neutralize free radicals in the body.
    • It reduces the multiple effects of skin blemishes, acne, acne scars and large pores.

 

References

  1. Hannah Nichols (14 November 2017) Five life hacks for healthy skin, Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320071.php (Accessed: 14th August 2018).
  2. Antioxidants – Better Health Channel. 2018, Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/antioxidants. (Accessed 14 August 2018).
  3. Silke, K.S., Vasiliki, A.Z., Evgenia, M. and Christos C.Z. (2012) 'Discovering the link between nutrition and skin aging', DermatoEndocrinology, 4(3), pp. 298-307 [Online]. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/ (Accessed: 14th August 2018).
  4. Maia Campos PMBG,Melo MO, Calixto LS, Fossa MM (2015) 'An Oral Supplementation Based on Hydrolyzed Collagen and Vitamins Improves Skin Elasticity and Dermis Echogenicity: A Clinical Placebo-Controlled Study', Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics, 4(142), pp. [Online]. Available at: https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/an-oral-supplementation-based-on-hydrolyzed-collagen-and-vitamins-improves-skin-elasticity-and-dermis-echogenicity-a-clinical-placebocontrolled-study-2167-065X-1000142.php?aid=58654 (Accessed: 14th August 2018).
  5. Betty Kovacs Harbolic, MS, RD (14 April 2016) Probiotics, Available at: https://www.medicinenet.com/probiotics/article.htm#what_are_probiotics (Accessed: 14th August 2018).
  6. How Placenta Helps in Health & Beauty Treatment 2018, Available at: http://www.celllabs2u.com/index.asp?p=/static/article.html (Accessed: 14th August 2018).

 

Simplified version:

5 Quick Tips on Looking Good

  1. Exercise, Drink plenty of Water, Eat healthy and Sleep well – boosts circulation and improve skin complexion.
  2. Utilize the power of Antioxidant – Antioxidants protect the skin from damage by neutralizing free radicals.
  3. Eat your Collagen – Collagen has been shown to increase skin firmness and hydration, strengthen hair and improve nail health.
  4. Enhance Skin Health with Probiotics – Probiotics prevent skin cells from reacting against bad bacteria and strengthen skin’s immune system.
  5. Anti-aging with Sheep Placenta – Sheep Placenta stimulates the renewal of aged, tired and unhealthy cells in the body, nourishing them from inside out.

 

 






 

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