You can't reverse aging, but you can delay the decay!
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to join a zoom call with Marie Veronique. It was only one hour and she covered a lot of information, but I wanted to share my favorite bits of information from this call:
Aging = Decay
The only cure to aging is death!
Our goal should not be Anti-Aging (death!), instead we should be looking for ways to slow the decay!
Wrinkles are 99% from sun damage! (Wowzers!)
Skin, our largest organ, ages at a much more rapid rate than our internal organs because of UV damage.
Inflammation is also a huge trigger for accelerating the aging of our skin.
Our skin cells have a lifespan of about 50 cycles and then they turn into what is called senescence cells or die off. These senescence cells also known as "zombie cells" hang out and can affect neighboring healthy skin cells.
Aggressive treatments or products can cause cells to go into senescence prematurely. Every time a cell replicates, it is aging. So, harsh treatments and products are actually causing the cells to move through their 50 cycles quicker and age quicker!
Vitamin C extends the lifespan of skin!
Marie was asked if she believes collagen powders boost collagen in our skin. She said that she believes these products have a difficult time surviving the digestive tract to really have an impact on collagen in our skin. However, she said that Vitamin C does help the body produce more collagen!
Ways to Delay the Decay
Protect your skin from the sun! Use a physical block (zinc!)
Reduce inflammation in your body.
Eliminate harsh treatments or products that cause your cells to age more rapidly.
Up your Vitamin C intake!
Recommended by Marie Veronique, I am giving this Vitamin C a try this month! Also, apply a topical Vitamin C every morning! My two favorites are still Marie Veronique Vit. C E Ferulic and Truth Treatments C- Balm.
To help decrease inflammation, I am trying rebounding this month (also known as jumping on a trampoline)!
Increased lymphatic flow
Boosted immune system
Increased bone mass
Plus, it is just so much fun! Check out some of the rebounders available.
Boost Lash/Brow Growth
As we age, our lash and brow growth begins to slow. Here are two growth serums that will not irritate your eyes and that actually work! Both are formulated with 100% natural ingredients.
I tried Plume Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum many years ago when looking for a natural alternative to popular lash growth serums. I recently recommended it to a friend and she was pleasantly surprised at how quickly she saw growth. It inspired me to start using a lash serum again. I found a tube of a popular lash growth serum that costs over $100 in my bathroom cabinet, so I decided to start using it again before ordering anything new. When I woke up this morning my eyes were extremely red, irritated, and swollen. So, I am going back to a more natural growth serum!
Another natural growth serum I really like is the Maya Chia Power Fol Eyelash/Eyebrow Treatment.
This serum uses clean ingredients and a patent-pending Quadruple Peptide Complex formula that are clinically-proven to encourage the growth of longer, fuller and healthier lashes and brows, I love the two in one design of this tube. The eyebrow serum also acts as a brow gel, shaping and holding brows in place to look fuller immediately.