As I was narrating my own story, I just realized that having recently moved very close to where I lived ten years ago was life’s way of coming full circle and closing a chapter. All sorts of memories were triggered with this move, but mostly warm and cozy. So as I start the next chapter in my life, I keep associating this progression with how our skin matures throughout the years…
In fact, aging skin has been associated with glycation, which is manifested by wrinkles, laxity, and dryness, among other concerns. Glycation, which I defined in a previous blog, causes the skin to collapse, becoming thinner, loose and discolored. While everyone is subject to glycation regardless of age, once you reach 60 and beyond, you may need more support for your skin; yet the good news are that the damage can be counteracted.
To counteract the damage, some suggestions include the following:
- a diet focused on low-inflammatory ingredients, such as omega 3 fatty acids (e.g., nuts, fish), and antioxidants (e.g., berries, chocolate, kale); using medium to low heat when cooking; avoiding excessive browning of food; avoiding frying, broiling, grilling, or roasting; marinating meats in acidic ingredients; increasing consumption of fish, legumes, low fat milk, vegetables, fruits, and low grains; limiting the intake of highly processed foods, solid fat, fatty meats, full fat dairy products.
- Treatments focused on removing the damage that has been accumulated, while stimulating your skin to maintain its growth and cell turnover.
- Home care skincare routine that includes peptides, omega 3’s and vitamin A, among others. Vitamin A is great for cell communication and the omega’s for skin elasticity; peptides can have many varied anti-aging functions.
- Finally, get some sleep, control stress and don’t smoke; which I’m sure you’ve been told many times before.
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