Non-comedogenic products are the best skincare and makeup products, but maybe this term is something new for you. In this article, I will explain to you what it means and the advantages of their use.

What is the meaning for non-comedogenic?

This term is the fancy way to explain that some products won’t cause comedones, which are pore blockages that result in acne or blackheads. A product that is labeled as non-comedogenic is supposed to contain ingredients that do not clog pores. Nowadays, many skincare and cosmetics products are produced this way to prevent any harm to the body.

There is a comedogenicity scale that will indicate the level of the ingredient from 0 to 5; if you detect that several components in your products are labeled 4 or 5 in this measurement system, stop using them. Options between 1 and 3 are good to use, but this will depend on your skin. Remember that you must know your body before trying a new product.

To understand the scale, follow this guideline:

  • Several alternatives with oil that has a comedogenic rating of 0 are labeled as non-comedogenic, normally they won’t clog your pores.
  • Oil rated as a 1 signifies a slight chance that it will clog your pores.
  • A comedogenic product rating of 2 still indicates that it won’t clog pores; but for some people with sensitive skin, these products may do it.
  • The rating of 3 is where a lot of people will break out using skincare items with comedogenic ingredients, but others won’t have problems with them.
  • Options rating of 4 suggests that MOST users will have pores clogged using them unless they have a good tolerance for it. But, as usual, there are many factors involved in this.
  • A comedogenic rating of 5 is a component that will block your pores, and few people can’t tolerate them. They are included in many choices, so you must be very attentive on what you are using.

Why should you use non-comedogenic products?

If your body is too sensitive and delicate, better to look out for non-comedogenic items; this will ensure a healthy skin acne-free. Also, pay attention to the ingredients of your favorite products, maybe you will need to change them. Moisturizing and skin-soothing ingredients like jojoba oil, squalane, and allantoin are perfect examples of non-comedogenic components, so next time you will be going for new skincare purchases check the ones with those indications.

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how to have hydrated skin

A hydrated skin is the perfect way to show that you are a healthy person, but for so many reasons sometimes the largest organ of the body does not get the correct hydrating or moisturizing, which are not the same. There are no differences between men and women when you are talking about skin; both will need care and treatments, so today I will show some tips to get hydrated skin.

Difference between hydrating and moisturizing

Both treatments are entirely different; products are called hydrators and moisturizers, hence for them the primary objective is to help the skin, to get the necessary water to avoid the dryness and dehydration. However to reach this goal they use different ways, showing why the skin sometimes needs both treatments.

  • Hydrating: it refers to the water that is contained in the cells, allowing them to show a healthy look on the skin. If the cells reduce the level of water, it is going to start the dehydration process. Hydrators work by giving water to the cells while helping the skin to absorb moisture and nutrients.
  • Moisturizing: the products for moisture have the single job of helping the skin create the protecting barrier by trapping nutrients and moisture. This barrier will prevent water loss and will give a healthy, soft and smooth look to the skin.

Now that you know the difference, you must understand how your skin looks to choose the best treatment or if you will need both of them.

Tips to get a hydrated skin

With the difference clarified, let’s get to the tips on how to maintain a hydrated skin. Are you ready to give your skin a new look?

  • Practice the exfoliation to prepare the skin for better hydration or moisture by removing the dead cells, that way the nutrients and water will be absorbed without problems.
  • Use serums with the correct ingredients to increase the skin hydration such as hyaluronic acid, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, aloe, glycerin, among others.
  • Start to love the moisturizing creams because they seal the serums hydration, thanks to containing lipids like ceramides and fatty acids; just remember to use the right one for your skin type.
  • You can also make use of intensive treatments such as facials; these will give another look to the skin while using natural ingredients.
  • Drink enough water. Many of us don’t drink water in the right way; it isn’t about drinking liquids; you must drink plenty of water to get the correct hydration.
  • Have a balanced diet rich in minerals like omegas, especially omega 3.

As you can see, having a healthy and hydrated skin is not a difficult task; with healthy habits and effort your skin will feel soft, smooth, and most important, hydrated. Give your skin the same care like the rest of your body.

why it is important to have hydrated skin
Moisturizing and hydrating your skin will help you look beautiful, young and perfect.

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facial products you should use

Many women have a beauty routine and the face becomes one of the most precious parts. The products that you would use on it must be made of the best ingredients; however, many of us don’t pay attention to the labels, only to brands. Besides, in many products expensive doesn’t mean better.

So, today I give you seven reasons to check the ingredients on the facial merchandise that you are using or are thinking to buy. Don’t fall into the spell of the big marketing campaigns from the exclusive brands, find the ones according to your style and needs.

Seven reasons to check the ingredients of your beauty products

  • Expiration date: every item will show you a symbol that shows the period after opening (PAO), date to be aware of because it will indicate for how many months you can use it. But there are several ingredients that depending on the climate conditions can degenerate quickly. Expired products are highly dangerous.
  • Sunscreen protection: In the morning routine, sunscreen protection is a must. Checking the ingredients will indicate you the type of sunscreen included in the products. Keep this in mind especially if you live in a sunny place.
  • Natural or synthetic ingredients: many natural alternatives claim to only use ingredients easily found in nature; but in reality, they can contain synthetic options that may  affect your skin in harmful ways. Read carefully the ingredient list.
  • Research: try to do a search the different components that you read on labels, especially those that are unpronounceable. Knowing their names and what they do, will provide an easy background when you are buying new merchandise.
  • You skin condition: because we possess different skin types, you must understand how yours can react to the different products. Besides, some are made specifically for every type, and the ingredients can change.
  • Not falling for fancy-named brands: keep in mind that ingredients are used in all brands, so often the expensive ones don’t offer major  differences, so spending money on these will not guarantee the best care for your face.
  • Artisanal products: when looking for natural ingredients in facial care it would be a good choice to check local stores offering handmade products. They will give you all the information about the components, for your knowledge.

Knowing the ingredients of the facial products can help you to have control of what you apply to your body. So take care of yourself and start to change your beauty routines to have beautiful and healthy skin.

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What you need to know about Botox

Botox is an injectable solution that helps to relax the muscles of the face, neck, and even hands, allowing the partial elimination of wrinkles resulted from aging and other factors.

However, even with all the information about Botox, there are few things that you may not know.

So, if you are planning to go under this procedure, it’s better to know all the different options that it offers because reducing the look of  wrinkles is just one of its uses.   Are you ready?

Five things to know about Botox

Botox can change the way of your smile

A smile can turn you into a different person and cause people to be more open for interactions. But sometimes your smile can show too much, including your gums, making you self-conscious. There are some botox treatments for this gummy smile that will allow you to show your full smile without worries.

Do you want a heart-shaped face?

The heart-shaped face is considered one of the most feminine looks.  But every person has a different face shape, and if you possess a strong jawline that gives you a masculine touch, with a couple of botox sessions, your jawline can slim down to show a softer look on your face and even a heart-shaped one!

Botox helps with the muscles longevity

Muscles need exercises to be healthy and in good condition. However,  minor muscles like the ones on the face are highly used with every expression you make, and that is one of the main causes of wrinkles. When treatments are implemented regularly, the time between each session will be longer, and the face will have a more relaxed look. Just remember to never go under treatment if the mandatory period of rest hasn’t finished.

Problems with sweating? Botox will solve them!

There is a condition known as hyperhidrosis that causes excessive sweating, and it can be an awkward situation because the sweat can present in different parts of your body accompanied with bad odor, besides being embarrassing. Botox is an effective way to reduce the amount of sweating by injecting the solution right on the affected area; usually, this is localized under the arms. You may need several sessions distributed throughout the year to reduce the condition.

Botox and migraines

Nowadays, it’s starting to be used to dull the pain associated with migraines, and even to prevent the beginning of one. This condition can affect any individual in different ways, it will depend on several factors, but it normally can cause a hard pain and change the general development of the daily activities because of the constant pulse on the brain. Botox is gaining fame as a way to control this condition.

Botox can be used in many different ways, not just for the beauty aspect. Many conditions associated with skin and others are being treated with this solution. Find the best professionals in town and check all the information that they provide before going under treatment, remember that every organism is different and you can react in unknown ways to it.

Is Botox good or bad for skin?
Always remember to go with a professional for your treatment.

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What you need to know about skin care during pregnancy What you need to know about skin care during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a state where women face so many changes requiring care and precautions to be healthy and allow normal development of the baby. The doctor will give you a long list of do’s and don’ts to follow for the next few months, but most likely, it will be about food, drinks, physical activities, and surroundings. Beauty products haven’t been considered as important, until recent years.

Nowadays, these are being taken into consideration because the composition of some chemicals have tested harmful for the baby and  for you. For your safety, you should avoid products containing any of the following ingredients. Look at them closely and find a substitute.

Ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

This list is created to provide a helpful guide to use when you are looking for beauty products; that way your routines and beauty care won’t be affected during this wonderful time of your life.

  1. Retinoids: these are present in the acne and anti-aging products, under the following names: retinyl palmitate, retinoic acid, isotretinoin, adapalene, retinaldehyde, tazarotene, and tretinoin. Doctors recommend not to get pregnant under the use of those products, or if you are planning to. However, if you got pregnant cut the application immediately.
  1. Phthalates: this is used in products like perfumes and nail polish to increase the effect of other chemicals in their formulas. Products with phthalates are associated with health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and bad fetal development. So next time look for products phthalates-free when you want a new perfume or nail polish.
  1. Formaldehyde: speaking about nail polish, this one can be found in many different brands. Others, like hair straightening treatments and eyelashes glue, also have this in their formulas. You will find the formaldehyde under many labels like quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM), 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol), and others. Buy only formaldehyde-free products for your house.
  1. Ammonia: are you in love with dying your hair? Well, many dye hairs have this ingredient as part of their formulas, that is the reason behind the success of many ammonia-free alternatives. Inclusive, you can find many that are using natural ingredients on their components to bring better protection for the hair.
  1. Dihydroxyacetone: also known as DHA, can be found in spray self-tanners, this one reacts on your skin making it look like a recent tan without getting under the sun. However, the problem is if you inhale the particles; for that reason, forget about the spray tan during the pregnancy.

Source: Mother Nature Network

Skincare products that pregnant women can't use
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How to improve saggy skin without getting a face lift

 Sculpt those facial Curves

One of the most noticeable signs of aging is saggy skin. As we lose collagen, muscle and bone mass, the fundamental structure of the skin becomes affected and  shadows and folds form, giving the skin a more tired, aged appearance.

Loss of elasticity is the reflection of what is happening at  a deeper level. Therefore, it is necessary to address the different factors involved in order to achieve a good result.

There are a variety of options out there to improve skin firmness, some more invasive than others, many very effective indeed.

Through the years I have worked with different modalities and one that has always shown great benefits is micro-current. Yes, it takes a few more treatments compared to more aggressive methods but it definitely delivers reliable, fantastic results. Within micro-current devices  there are big differences too. One of the main obstacles for a good micro-current treatment is the skin itself, it blocks the current to penetrate evenly and work its magic.

If you are looking for a modality that gives you a natural, realistic result without going under the knife or other treatments like IPL or laser treatments that rely on thermal damage, the KineLift program can be a good option for you.  It offers you a safer, non-invasive, yet effective approach.

The Kinelift non-surgical face lift treatment  is a technologically advanced program to help restore facial contours and achieve a more lifted appearance of the skin.

Designed to control the aging process by stimulating the fundamental layers of the skin.

The treatment consists of 3 phases integrated within the same treatment :

Kinelase, Kinelift and Kinesone.

 

How to improve saggy skin without getting a face lift

 

This is accomplished through:

3 forms of Bio Kinetic energy

  • Low intensity coherent Light Energy combined with Impulsed Micro-currents
  • LED light Photo therapy at 640 nm in combination with modulated micro-currents
  • Ultrasonic energy

This non-invasive method produces a three-dimensional facial stimulation that targets age-related problems improving muscle tone, collagen stimulation and ATP production to address the signs of aging.

The Kinelase function combines Low-Level Coherent Red Light along with Impulsed Micro-currents focusing on the stimulation of acupoints to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

KineLift Micro-currents match the natural bio-electrical currents found in the body restoring facial contours and a lifting result.  Kinelift electrodes are exclusive to Silhouet-Tone. Scientifically designed to allow even and comfortable distribution of the currents which adapt to each individual skin type for a successful treatment every time.

The red-light range generates a wave of energy that stimulates photo-receptors in the skin to encourage a cellular response increasing collagen production by 500% activating repair mechanisms and stimulating cells to regenerate. It also speeds up the healing process by carrying more oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

Kineson

Ultrasound. Produces 3 million vibrations per second.

Delivers an energizing cellular micro-massage that creates instant oxygenation of the deep layers of the skin while allowing the penetration of active nutrients and antioxidants to combat the effects of free radicals, resulting in a more luminous vibrant complexion.

What to expect from the treatment:

  • Plumped lines and wrinkles
  • Improved hydration
  • More sculpted facial contours
  • Increased skin elasticity
  • Muscles look more toned & lifted
  • Texture & pores look more refined
  • Slowing down the aging process

How many sessions are recommended:

Everyone skin is different. Factors like lifestyle and genetics will determine the number of treatments required.

Most clients see noticeable results from the first treatment and the benefits of just one treatment will continue for at least 3 months. However, to achieve a more lifted appearance and to be able to re-educate and sculpt the muscles for a more long term result, a few more sessions may be required.

What is the cost on the KineLift Multi-layered micro-current treatment?

Single session $135

6 Sessions $650

More information

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Until next time,

Dora Salazar

Medical Aesthetician

 

 

The microbiome and the skin

Not all bugs are bad, some even keep you healthy and looking younger…

The “microbiome.”

Have you heard or seeing this term lately ?

— I bet you have…

It has become a very trendy word nowadays, although the subject was first brought up over 70 years ago by dermatologists Stokes and Pillsbury. They established the hypothesis of the connection between the gastrointestinal mechanism and skin conditions.

The human microbiome comprehends the army of micro-organisms living on and in the human body.  It plays a very important role and a vital part in our immune system, nutrition, metabolism and on the barrier function of the skin. It is directly affected by genetics and lifestyle choices which is why people respond differently to infections and illnesses.

The skin reflects what is happening inside our body. Imbalances are shown often as inflammatory conditions such as eczema or rashes.

It can also exacerbate or trigger an onset occurrence of rosacea and acne.

The root of many skin issues relies on the “microbiome.”

In our society the word “cleanliness” has been taken to the extreme, where we are obsessed and surrounded by chemicals that not only destroy dangerous pathogenic bacteria but also good bacteria, many of those chemicals can be absorbed by the skin and affect the environment of our gut, giving place to systemic inflammation.

Another common culprit of gut disturbances is the over use of antibiotics . Every time we take antibiotics we are changing the environment in our gut, and if good bacteria is not replaced once the antibiotics are finished, this can create a space for fungi to over grow  initiating other health issues such as yeast infections for example.

A good round of probiotics is a good idea to reestablish a healthy flora once you have finished with the antibiotic treatment, always under the approval and recommendation of your health professional.

Balancing the micro-flora brings many benefits to our health and skin like:

  • Reduction of oxidative stress
  • Better absorption of nutrients
  • Healthy glycemic levels
  • Improvement of lipids that protect the skin
  • Even influence our mood and state of mind.

So how to give your microbiome a healthy boost?

Increase Fiber rich foods in your diet

Eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds.

They all contain high amounts of fiber which serves as fuel for good bacteria helping to maintain a healthy micro-flora.

Avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners and processed foods

These reduce gut diversity and increase inflammation.

Eat fermented foods containing live cultures of good bacteria

the microbiome and the skin

Great choices are Yogurt, kefir and kombucha

Avoid taking antibiotics unless very necessary

As mentioned previously, antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria leaving the gut vulnerable to disturbances which in turn can affect the immune system and the skin.

Have more contact with Mother Nature

Do some gardening and outdoor activities. This will help you have a broader diversity of gut flora which can strengthen your defenses.

Relax

The microbiome and the skin

Having peace of mind and taking control of your emotions contribute to a more stable and healthy microbiome leading to better health and  fortifying the skin’s protective barrier and improving inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea etc.

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Until next time.

Dora Salazar

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REFERENCES

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535073/

 

 

 

 

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Aging is inevitable, but how you age is a choice solely determined by YOU and the decisions you make in your daily life.

It’s never too late to take control and implement an integral approach to aging.

It will have a substantial impact in your life. Nourishing the body with proper nutrition, selecting the appropriate skincare and treatments cannot only slow down but even reverse the aging process and give you a complete rejuvenation effect.

Discover a new way to aging and how incorporating key skincare ingredients, good nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits will bring incredible changes to your SKIN and overall WELL-BEING.

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Andrea is an expert in the topic and counts with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. She will be sharing wonderful tips and techniques that you can apply daily to ease stress and maintain a healthy state of mind.


Skin Talk with Dora Salazar
ABOUT ME

Dora Salazar

I am a Paramedical Aesthetician, Beauty professional and a firm believer in living a Healthy lifestyle.

I have practiced aesthetics for over 22 years, working with renowned dermatologists, plastic surgeons and as a business owner  helping people achieve “healthy, younger looking skin.”

But besides understanding the skin changes from the view of a professional; as a 48 year old woman, I perfectly understand what you may be going through when it comes to aging, because I am also facing the same challenges. The prevalent signs of aging skin affect everyone sooner or later.

BEAUTY IS NOT ABOUT BEING PERFECT BUT ENHANCING WHAT WE HAVE AND LETTING IT SHINE THROUGH!

That’s why I want to guide you through the saturated world of cosmetics and inspire you to make good choices for a younger looking SKIN,  healthy living and overall well-being.

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Fully bilingual English/ Spanish. Born in New Jersey USA with Costa Rican roots.

Worked the Aesthetics field in the dermatological arena as a Lead Aesthetician for 10 years; thereafter, as a business owner, Aesthetics educator, product developer, Spa and Aesthetics Consultant and recently as the Founder of Zkin Fix Skincare.

Licensed in the State of Florida as:

Skincare Specialist, Cosmetologist, Electrologist, Massage and body Therapist.

Degrees in Health Science with emphasis in Skin Care and a second Degree  in Industrial Management.

Advanced education in Medical Aesthetics, Laser Technologies & Holistic Nutrition.

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How to choose a good vitamin C serum with Dora Salazar

Confused about how to find a Vitamin C Serum that works ?

 

We all have heard of the fame of vitamin C for skin rejuvenation.

It is a powerful antioxidant, improves skin radiance, targets uneven pigmentation and plays an important role in the production of collagen giving the skin a firmer, younger-looking appearance.

But what is the real scoop on vitamin C?

Most topical Vitamin C serums contain ascorbic acid.

It is the most popular form of topical Vitamin C.

Research has shown that it works, but it must overcome many challenges to neatly deliver its benefits.

Ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin which makes it very unstable.

Topical solutions are challenged by air exposure, heat or sun light which in time may disturb its effectiveness. This instability makes it very vulnerable to oxidation and can easily degrade into other by-products that end up not being even vitamin C, which can cause more harm than good to the skin.

This leads us to get into vitamin C derivatives.

The advantage of vitamin C derivatives is that they are more stable and cause less irritation. Some of them do well at brightening the skin and providing antioxidant protection, but to boost collagen synthesis, those derivatives must be converted in the skin into L-ascorbic acid in sufficient amounts to effectively stimulate collagen production, and that is where some of them face a challenge.

In this video I give you a broad view of the features you should take into consideration when looking for a vitamin C product and review 4 of the most commonly used forms of vitamin C in skincare. I also point out 4 important tips that will help you choose a more effective product.

Here is a link to different products containing the ingredients mentioned in the video:

  • L-ascorbic Acid

Skinceuticals 20 AOX+ https://www.skinceuticals.com/serum-2…

  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Paula’s Choice Reisist Super Antioxidant Serum https://www.paulaschoice.com/resist-s...

  • Ascorbyl Palmitate

Vitamin C Serum by Skin Beauty Solutions https://www.amazon.com/Vitamin-Ester-…

  • Ethyl Ascorbic Acid

Zkin Fix Age Reversal Serum https://dorasalazar.com/zkin-fix-best… .

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DNA and telomeres

Scientists have been diligently looking for the key to unlock the mystery of the aging process.

Discoveries show that they are getting closer and one of the most important pieces of the puzzle seems to rely on the telomeres.

In 2009 scientists Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak were honored the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 with the discovery of the telomeres.

telomeres and aging

How do telomeres influence the aging process?

Natural deterioration of the cells associated with the aging process occur in our DNA.

Our DNA contains the chromosomes that hold the genetic material that differentiates the distinctive characteristics of who we are.

The tips of the chromosomes are protected by caps (kind of the caps at the end of a shoelace) which protect the information in the chromosomes.

Our cells are designed to divide & replicate giving life to new cells.

It was discovered that every time the cell divides, the telomeres become shorter and less effective, thus, exposing the chromosomes to suffer injury and degeneration until the cell is not longer able to divide and it dies.

Basically the length of the telomeres represent the longevity of the cells, the longer the telomeres the more resistant to aging we are. This phenomenon may not necessarily match the person’s chronological age, since relevant elements such as lifestyle, nutrition and environmental exposure have a big influence on how telomeres behave.

Another key factor in the game is the telomerase enzyme.

It has proven to lengthen telomeres and protects them from deteriorating too fast or too early.

**However, further studies are still needed because while telomerase does lengthen telomeres, it seems to play an important role at contributing to the growth of tumors in people with cancer.

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Nevertheless, it is clear that the longer our telomeres are, the better our health and our longevity.  So let’s take a look at what we can do to support and preserve the length of the telomeres.

 

* Avoid sugary and highly-processed foods. Unhealthy snacks and foods high in fats and sugar produce a significant increase in stress hormone, cortisol leading to an inflammatory response which in turn contributes to shorter telomeres.

* Maintain a diet rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients

Oxidative stress  (when there are too many free radicals in comparison to antioxidants) shortens telomeres.

* Reduce chronic stress 

Stress is now part of our busy lives. Since we are constantly in a sympathetic mode( fight-or-flight response) our body produces extra hormones among which is cortisol. High levels of cortisol eventually induce  chronic inflammation depleting all body systems and affecting and the length of the telomeres leading to many health illnesses and accelerated aging.

* Practice Meditation 

Meditation is a wonderful practice to bring focus and tranquility to our life. Reducing stress and anxiety is essential for our health. It helps to lower levels of cortisol and other stress hormones that trigger chronic inflammation. Lower levels of stress help to lengthen the telomeres.

* Healthy Sleep. Good quality sleep  is crucial for cell repair contributing to longer telomeres.

*Curcuma ( Reduces chronic inflammation and it is a powerful antioxidant reducing oxidative stress).

*Vitamin D. A molecular connection was found recently between vitamin D and DNA restoration, an action closely involved in the maintenance of telomere length.

*Vitamin B’s . B vitamins, including vitamins B6, B12, and folate are vital influences in the breakdown of the molecules that make up DNA supporting normal cellular replication.

*Vitamins C and E Help prevent telomere shortening and enhance the integrity of older cells

*Foods rich in omega 3 A study conducted in 2010 in The Journal of the American Medical Association showed that higher the levels of omega-3 in the blood, contributed to prevent telomere shortening over 5 years.

*Astralagus Root ( used for over 2000 years in Chinese medicine because of its anti-aging benefits) it is found in  teas, extracts or tonics. It helps to stimulates the immune system and contains powerful antioxidants and flavonoids. An article written by the A & D Aging and Disease  describes: “Pharmacological research indicates that the extract component of Astragalus membranaceus can increase telomerase activity, and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunoregulatory, anticancer, hypolipidemic, antihyperglycemic, hepatoprotective, expectorant, and diuretic effects.”

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Although science continues with the process of discovering all the different pathways in which telomeres influence the aging process, the already available information reveals great promises. Therefore, implementing lifestyle changes that contribute to preserve/expand the length of the telomeres to help us better our health and longevity are certainly worth a try.

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Thank you for being here.

Until next time,

Dora Salazar

Medical Aesthetician

Founder of Zkin Fix Anti-aging Skincare

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References

https://www.ornish.com/zine/five-foods-that-protect-telomeres/

https://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2016/12/Research-Update/Page-01

https://www.elle.com/life-love/a43029/telomeres-and-sleep/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20085953

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758356/

 

 

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