This week the questions concern antioxidants. They seem to be everywhere and in every type of beauty product:
Question 1— Which is more important for anti-aging skin care- antioxidants or Retin A?
Answer — These two wrinkle fighters work in different ways. Antioxidants act to reverse cellular damage caused by UV rays. Retin A works by returning skin cell growth to youthful levels, promotes exfoliation of old tired skin cells and encourages growth of new strong collagen. Its not a matter of which is better– you really need them both, especially in the long sunny summer days. What’s really good news that they are an excellent tag team for reversing skin aging. Each offers unique benefits and they don’t interfere with each other. At night top your Retin A with an antioxidant rich moisturizer. During the day, anti0xidants in a sunscreen add … Continue Reading… →
The NHANES study looked at the diets of 32,000Americans and compared the data to a wide range of health issues. When it came to aging and wrinkles, the NHANES found that people who had diets high in vitamin C and linoleic acid had smooth skin and fewer wrinkles. Awesome!
Vitamin A is a fat-soluable which means that its easily stored in the body. Vitamin A is measured in Retinol units (RE) and adults over age 19 need between 800-1000 RE units/day. This vitamin is available in fruits, vegetables, eggs, fish and meat. For example, a pretty small carrot has about 1100 RE of vitamin A. In Western countries, vitamin A deficiency is almost non-existant. In fact, its much more common to see overdoses of vitamin A. Taking … Continue Reading… →