A recent article in AARP magazine discusses several different ways to minimize wrinkling. The author advocates exercising to improve skin composition and not relying on car windows for sun protection. Other tips cautioned against using straws, over-washing and under-moisturizing. Sure, the article had value, but now a growing body of scientific evidence supports the theory that beauty truly does come from within.
Simply put, youthful, beautiful skin is a reflection of what is going on inside your body at a cellular level. To understand the entire aging process, one must start at the cellular level. The well-established free radical theory of aging states that mitochondria are the major source of toxic oxidants. The consequence of this destructive activity is an inefficient cell and a body we recognize as aged with – you guessed it – wrinkled skin. Indeed, free radicals – created mainly by the mitochondria of our own cells – sap our skin of its youthful appearance.
Fortunately, scientists are making real progress in cracking the “youth code.” The natural compound – alpha lipoic acid (ALA) — featured in Juvenon has been found to directly benefit to the skin cells from the inside out, where most of the free radical damage occurs in the first place. It also protects the cells so they can carry out their essential function and combat aging and support healthy skin.
Every organ in our body, including our skin, benefits from a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutrient-rich diet, frequent activity and minimal exposure to cigarette smoke and other pollutants. It still rings true: beauty comes from within!