Ask Garden of Healing: What anti-aging skincare products do you currently recommend?
What anti-aging skincare products is Garden of Healing currently recommending?
Question from: Rose Lauren, NYC
What anti-aging products are you currently recommending? Collagen supplements are touted in our social media feeds and found on store shelves. Are collagen pills and powders the best route? What about skincare supplements? Should I consider food first?
As we age, we produce less collagen in our skin. This is what causes wrinkles and thinning skin. The key is bioavailability — your body’s ability to use a nutrient. Lifestyle and age are also key factors.
Foods like bone broth contain a bioavailable form of collagen your body can use right away. Fruits and vegetables are the safest and healthiest approach to boosting skin health. It’s best to stick with a dietary approach to boosting collagen. Food is the most natural anti-wrinkle treatment.
Foods have the power to defend your complexion against aging, improve your skin tone and texture, and reduce dryness. Foods improve the look of your skin from the inside out. Those chocked full of added sugars and refined grains like white pasta or rice can accelerate aging of your skin.
These foods are beneficial for skin health and overall wellness. Incorporate them in your diet to improve collagen, skin texture, balance hormones, and help you glow.
- Boost collagen production by eating salmon and other fish, especially fatty fish, which are rich in Omega-3 oils.
- Find Omega-3s to boost collagen from avocados and avocado oil.
- Flax seeds are also rich in Omega-3s. Sprinkle them over cereal and add them to your smoothies. Flax seeds will help to stimulate collagen production.
- Vitamin A found in sweet potatoes, cod liver oil, liver, eggs, and dairy produce. Eggs will give you the amino acids that are essential in the formation of collagen. Vitamin A also helps to restore and regenerate damaged collagen.
- Bell peppers and lemons for Vitamin C
- Beta-carotene found in carrots, spinach, tomatoes, watercress, broccoli, cantaloupe, and apricots.
- Broccoli is a surprising source of vitamin C is the perfect anti-wrinkle antioxidant.
- Eat blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries for their antioxidants and phytonutrients. These phytonutrients help collagen fibers link together in a way that helps your body generate more collagen.
- Brightly colored fresh fruits and vegetables like chili peppers and in any dark green leafy vegetable. Dark greens such as spinach, Swiss chard, and kale have both vitamins A and C. These vitamins support your body to produce more collagen.
- American ginseng, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and saffron. Garlic is a sulfur-rich food that increases collagen production in both the joints and skin.
- The two best sources of lecithin are Brazil nuts and eggs. Other oleaginous nuts such as sunflower seeds and sesame seeds are also high in lecithin.
- Raw honey is a humectant which helps your skin absorb and retain moisture. It is overflowing with natural antioxidants and anti-microbial properties which help repair and prevent skin damage. Honey will accelerate your skin cells' healing processes.
- Powerful antioxidants found in horseradish will improve your skin’s appearance, elasticity and promote firmness.
- Greek yogurt is rich in protein—the nutrient that supplies the raw materials your body needs to produce collagen.
If you want to look and feel your best, eat anti-wrinkle foods regularly and limit processed foods which in the long run will damage the skin.
We always start with a holistic medical approach. This is a whole-body approach to healing, rather than focusing on each individual issue by itself.
If you experience imbalances in your life, whether they be emotional, spiritual, or physical, it can have a negative impact on overall well-being and health.
A holistic practitioner will first consider why your skin is dry, losing tone or texture, or showing signs of wrinkles. She/he will look at what you have been eating and if you are getting enough rest. Have there been any recent hormonal changes? Are you always stressed out? It is about the WHOLE you. Start there and you can find the best course of action tailored to your needs.
Holistic medicine incorporates a variety of healthcare solutions such as alternative remedies and therapies, like foods and supplementation.
Turning to what we are currently recommending, try HUM Nutrition’s line of products, most notably their Turn Back Time supplement. You can purchase it here on Garden of Healing.
HUM’s Turn Back Time nutritional solution for age-defying skin cell protection will make you look great and feel even better. Get UV damage under control with this blend of plant extracts + antioxidants for healthy, younger-looking skin.
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