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...
1. Aging = Decay 2. The only cure to aging is death! 3. Our goal should not be Anti-Aging (death!), instead we should be looking for ways to slow the decay! 4. Wrinkles are 99% from sun damage! (Wowzers!) 5. Skin, our largest organ, ages at a much more rapid rate than our internal organs because of UV damage. 6. Inflammation is also a huge trigger for accelerating the aging of our skin. 7. 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. 8. 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! 9. Vitamin C extends the lifespan of skin! 10. 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!
TAKE AWAYS FOR DELAYING THE DECAY!
1. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN! Use a physical block (zinc!) 2. Reduce inflammation in your body. 3. Eliminate harsh treatments or products that cause your cells to age more rapidly. 4. Up your Vitamin C intake!
Things I am trying this month to delay the decay...
Recommended by Marie Veronique, I am giving this Vitamin C a try this month!
Apply a topical Vitamin C every morning! My two favorites are still Marie Veronique Vit. C E Ferulic and Osea Vitamin Sea Serum https://www.fernandwillow.co/apothecary
To help decrease inflammation, I am trying rebounding this month! (Also known as jumping on a trampoline) Benefits include: Increasing lymphatic flow Increasing detoxification Boosting immune system Increasing bone mass Improving digestion Boosting mood And...It is just so much fun! https://www.amazon.com/rebounders/s?k=rebounders
BOOST LASH/BROW GROWTH
https://www.plumescience.com/products/eyelash-and-eyebrow-enhancing-serum https://www.fernandwillow.co/product-page/province-apothecary-full-brow-serum As we age, our lash and brow growth begins to slow. These are two growth serums that will not irritate your eyes and they actually work! Both are formulated with 100% natural ingredients.
I tried Plume 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. Last night I found a tube of a popular lash growth serum that costs over $100 in my 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, today I am ordering Plume! You can also apply the Province Apothecary Full Brow Serum on lashes, but it is an oil so it can be a little much on lashes. But, often I apply to my brows and then brush the excess through my lashes. This brow serum has worked better than any other I have tried before, and it is 100% natural! You can apply the oil with your finger, or I like to use a mascara wand to apply.
This is not necessarily to "delay the decay", but just because ... Winter is hanging around, so to get ready for our cold blast coming this weekend I made a eucalyptus steam shower!
Simply take a few branches of eucalyptus and roll with a rolling pin to release the oils. Hang on your shower head and you will have a eucalyptus shower to help clear your sinuses and relax!