Skin Rejuvenation 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. At age 27 and beyond, 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, 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 effect 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, hydrocotyl (centella asiatica / gotu kola), 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. BiON also uses these same antioxidants in many of its products.
BiON skin care product will keep patients’ skin looking younger for longer. But, thorough skin care professionals may also want to suggest a multivitamin capsule daily, plus a diet rich in natural antioxidant fruits and vegetables. Based upon the age of the patient, suggest one, two or three antioxidant supplements daily. Have the patient use BiON’s Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen on a routine basis and Moisture Complex once or twice daily. These anti-aging actions will keep the skin looking younger and will add years to their life potential. Depending upon the age of the patient, these actions may go beyond anti-aging and become skin regenerative. Refer to the section on skin regeneration for additional technology to stimulate repair of the skin.