◘ Skin Anti-Aging
◘ Skin Free Radical Damage
◘ Skin Sun Damage
◘ Premature Skin Aging
◘ Skin Anti-Aging Products
◘ Anti-Aging Diet
Between birth and approximately age 27 the body’s antioxidant integrity is equal to or greater than the body's free radical activity and there is less damage during these years. From 27 and up the antioxidant integrity declines below the level of free radical activity and damage progressively increases in volume, as we age. By age 82 it is estimated that the process of free radical damage is 60 times greater than at age 22.
Repair still occurs as we age but like most other processes it occurs at a slower pace. When the volume of free radical damage greatly exceeds the speed of the repair process, then aging marches forward quickly. If, on the other hand, the volume of free radical damage drops to less than the speed of the repair process then anti-aging and rejuvenation occurs. In this aspect, a highly effective anti-aging program can actually become regenerative or rejuvenating.
People who eat a diet rich in antioxidants age at a slower rate than people who do not. The potential to enjoy a healthful and active life is also greater for people who eat an antioxidant rich diet than for people who do not. The person who uses anti-aging skin products and eats an anti-aging diet will achieve a better result in the health and appearance of their skin.
In general, colorful fruits and vegetables are excellent food selections. They are rich in antioxidants and these are highly desirable selections because they neutralize free radicals and slow the aging process.
Foods with refined sugar and refined wheat can produce hyperglycemia (a sudden rush in the blood sugar levels) which promotes inflammation and promotes skin aging. Sugar and carbohydrates (such as refined wheat) converted to sugar have a specific detrimental affect upon collagen causing cross-linking and a loss of elasticity. The result is the promotion of sagging skin and deeper wrinkles. It is estimated that approximately 50% of all skin aging (damage) is caused by sugar-induced hyperglycemia.
As we age the volume of digestive enzymes declines, reducing the body's ability to digest and absorb foods. Supplements such as green tea, vitamin C, zinc, pomegranate, grape seed, alpha-lipoic acid, etc. are loaded with antioxidants and can protect the body from free radical damage. This becomes an easy method of increasing the body's antioxidant supply when foods and their digestion may not provide the desired volume of antioxidants. Apresia also uses these same antioxidants in many of its products to keep the skin looking younger for longer.
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