Do you want to find a natural and effective way to get clear, younger-looking skin? If so, certain supplements and vitamins may be necessary. In fact, many of the supplements on the list below have been proven to help reduce imperfections, calm inflammation, boost radiance, clear up clogged pores, and slow down the signs of aging.
If you are interested in learning more about what vitamins and nutrients your skin needs, and what you can do to achieve naturally luminous skin, keep reading. Here you can find some of the top methods and treatment options to ensure your skin is vibrant, healthy, and beautiful throughout your life – regardless of your age or current state of health.
Use Vitamin D If your skin has signs of sun damage, vitamin D is extremely beneficial. In fact, vitamin D has been proven to:
Calm Inflammation with Omega-3 Fatty Acids The Omega-3 fatty acids are considered some of the best natural anti-inflammatories available today. If you have psoriasis, you should talk to your doctor about taking these as a dietary supplement plus Lecithin. In addition to helping treat the symptoms of psoriasis, Omega-3s can also:
De-Stress with MagnesiumIf you feel as though your breakouts are connected to hormones or stress, you should consider taking a magnesium supplement. This can help improve the overall appearance of your skin and reduce skin along with other issues by reducing your cortisol levels, stabilizing any hormonal imbalances, and improve your body’s cellular function.
Consider PDT Light Therapy Have you ever heard of light therapy? This is an anti-aging, non-invasive approach to skincare. It works by emitting packets of light deep into the layers of your skin to help stimulate the production of elastin and collagen, while destroying bacteria that causes acne. When you use light therapy, it helps to trigger your cellular activity and product ATP. After being produced, the tissue uses it for carrying out rejuvenation and healing in the area treated.
As you can see, there’s an array of supplements and vitamins you can take to help improve the appearance and health of your skin. Try to find the ones that best suit your needs to ensure you achieve the desired results. This is going to pay off as you age.
Remember, your age, along with an array of environmental factors can cause serious issues for your skin. You have to take a proactive approach to protecting your skin and ensuring it is healthy. Failure to do this may cause you to appear older than you really are.
In light of the many anti-sun and anti-tanning articles appearing in various media publications both local and national and the recent under 18 tanning salon legislation here in New Hampshire, I feel it is time that the media spoke with someone that has actually tanned indoors, moderately and consistently, year round since 1982.
The month of May was designated “National Skin Cancer Awareness Month” by the media and medical establishment, A few years ago, I felt it appropriate to offer my story as an alternative to the onslaught of anti-tanning articles published by the MSM (Main Stream Media). I contacted local and regional newspapers (2 reporters from Foster’s Daily Democrat, Seacoast Online aka The Portsmouth Herald, and The Union Leader) by email, to meet with them and offer a different perspective on tanning and skin cancer. Not surprisingly to me, I did not receive a reply.
Why Bite The Hand That Feeds Them?
Their Biggest Advertisers Support The Anti-Tanning Movement
Scan any print publication and you will quickly realize that the lions share of print advertising dollars comes from the medical and cosmetic industry. An article that raises questions or causes doubt regarding the current beliefs on skin cancer and tanning will go against their advertisers agenda and not be in best financial interests of the media.
I am in my seventies, have owned and operated Tan Plus in Somersworth, NH since 1987 and involved in the industry since 1982.
This is what the msm does not want you to know
The media continues to line up their favorite medical “experts” employing fear to attack the tanning industry and enhance their agenda. While claiming to protect their patients from this “harmful” practice, the same medical doctors continue to push drugs (aka “meds”) that result in further complications and ultimately, death in the long term.
Dermatologists, while frightening their patients out of the sun and tanning salons, do not hesitate in prescribing harmful drugs like Accutane to acne-prone teens. Accutane, by admission of their manufacturer (Roche) sports side effects that include depression, psychosis, acute pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and vision and hearing impairment. According to the FDA, between 1998 and 2000 Accutane was linked with at least 160 cases of suicide, attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, and hospitalization-more than 50 cases per year. In 1990, the FDA estimated that since the drug's introduction in 1982, there had been 11,000 to 13,000 Accutane-related abortions, and 900 to 1100 Accutane-related birth defects.
Why Not “Ask Your Doctor If Tanning Is Right For You”?
The U.S. has been designated as having the "Most Expensive-Least Effective" healthcare system in the world, yet people continue to rely on advice on diet and lifestyle from their primary care doctors and pharmaceutical companies. Today's medical doctors are trained to push drugs by pharmaceutical reps that have little or no knowledge of how the body’s organs function. The typical unsolicited programmed advice from your doctor would be “I don’t want you to tan.”
So What Is A Doctor’s Recommendations To Sun And Tanning?
• Avoid The Sun And Tanning Altogether - Although indoor tanning salons are allowed to advertise and promote only the cosmetic effects of tanning, many studies show that ultraviolet light has positive health effects on our bodies. Sunlight is our only reliable source of vitamin D, which is a factor in decreasing our risks of contracting breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, cancers of the blood and lymph tissues, and even osteoporosis. Cancer incidences have actually been found to be lower in sunny climates. Sunshine is the source of all life and energy on our planet. Every form of life on Earth can trace its beginnings to the energy transmitted every day in sunshine.
We have an developed epidemic of vitamin D deficiency since people are spending very little time outdoors. To compensate, doctors are prescribing very high doses of vitamin D supplements which can become toxic to the body and calcify the bones.
You cannot overdose on vitamin D derived from the sun or uv exposures. Related Article: Vitamin D: Dangers In High Doses
• Use A Sunscreen - When you use sunscreen your body is absorbing synthetic chemicals, and with the "so called" experts' recommendations to apply generous amounts of the product every few hours, you will likely be absorbing a fair amount. Is it merely a coincidence that sunscreen sales have skyrocketed and so has skin cancer? In addition, sunscreen has been added to make-up and most skincare products. If sunscreen was such a miracle potion, shouldn't skin cancer have been irradiated by now?
The evidence against most sunscreen ingredients has been mounting. A vitamin A compound, retinyl palmitate, found in 41 percent of sunscreens, is finally being investigated by the FDA. The FDA's data suggests that retinyl palmitate may be photocarcinogenic, meaning that in the presence of the sun's ultraviolet rays, the compound and skin undergo complex biochemical changes resulting in cancer. Another sunscreen chemical, oxybenzone, a hormone-disrupting compound that penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream, has been detected by the Centers of Disease Control in the bodies of 97 percent of Americans tested.
Related Article: Does Sunscreen Cause Cancer? What The Media And Doctors Won't Tell You
• Get A Spray Tan - Since the late 1990's Tan Plus, as well as most tanning salons worldwide, have been solicited by spray tanning equipment and solution distributors to add their "safe UV alternative" as a service at our salon. Due to our concerns about the short and long term potential health affects of the chemical, DHA (dihydroxyacetone) used as the coloring agent, we declined to offer spray tanning. We would not apply this chemical to our own skin so we could not justify doing this to our customers. Your skin is like a sponge. What you put on it will eventually be absorbed into the blood stream. We have been openly critical of dihydroxyacetone used in spray tanning as well as other chemicals used in sunscreen and "tingle factor" lotions. Sunless tanning is strictly cosmetic with no protection from sunburn and does not provide any benefit of vitamin D synthesis.
Needless to say, many tanning salons and even dermatologists jumped on the spray tanning bandwagon as a way to boost revenues. Most disturbing to me was that doctors took their authoritative position to persuade their patients, even pregnant women, to spray tan while providing absolutely no evidence of the safety of the chemical, dihydroxyacetone and without any concern of the potential affects to the fetus.
After thorough review, six medical experts in areas ranging across the fields of dermatology, toxicology and pulmonary medicine have concluded that the active chemical used in spray tans, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), has the potential to cause genetic alterations and DNA damage. The panel of medical experts reviewed 10 of the most-current publicly available scientific studies on DHA for ABC News (06/12/12), including a federal report ABC News obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
Related Article: Are 'Spray-On' Tans Safe? Experts Raise Questions as Industry Puts Out Warnings
New Hampshire’s Under Age 18 Tanning Ban: House Bill 136 - The Hidden Agenda
This bill makes it unlawful for a person under the age of 18 to use a tanning device at a registered tanning facility in this state.
HB136 Section II. This section shall not apply to any physician, advanced practiced registered nurse, or physician assistant licensed under RSA 329, RSA 326-B, or RSA 328-D, respectively, who, in his or her practice, uses or prescribes to be used a phototherapy device with respect to a patient of any age.
The medical establishment considers tanning and uv exposure to be unsafe, yet they are perfectly willing to take control of the tanning business that will be lost by licensed tanning facilities and turn an average $6.00 tanning session into a $60.00 “phototherapy” session and bill insurance for the charge. Something doesn’t smell right to me.
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PDT LED Bio Red Light Facial Therapy Machine
LED light therapy is a noninvasive anti-aging approach that works by emitting energy-producing packets of light deep into the skin’s layers to stimulate collagen and elastin production and destroy acne-causing bacteria. When light therapy is used, this triggers cellular activity producing ATP and, once produced, the tissue uses it to carry out healing and rejuvenation in the treated area.
PDT LED Bio Red Light Facial Therapy Machine is a device used to achieve clinical efficacy by heating human tissues so as to expand the temperature of human tissues. Blood vessels improve blood circulation, promote inflammation absorption and improve cell nutrition and metabolism. PDT (Photo Dynamic Therapy), applies skin photosensitizer to PDT through Photo Dynamic Therapy. When the skin is exposed to light at a specific wavelength, it chooses to destroy the diseased cells. Accumulating light in this manner is a therapeutic effect. According to the characteristics of the light wavelength the object of the treatment is different.
Skin Rejuvenation, Wrinkle Removal, Acne treatment, Allergic skin treatment, Remove Age spots and Dark Pigmentation, Stimulate collagen synthesis, shrink pore, balance greasy secrete. Face and hand spa treatment to be beautiful and younger.
Red (wavelength 640 nm) For Skin Cell Rejuvenation
• Promotes Blood Circulation -
Allevenating acne scars, allergic dermatitus and pain.
• Activates the synthesis of collagen and elastic fibers, and stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by the absorption of red aurora light by mitochondria of cells through dynamic light source therapy, thereby increasing cell operation, enhancing cell viability and prolonging cell life.
• Stimulates Deep Cell Energy Recharge
Blue (wavelength 423 nm) For Killing Acne Bacteria
• Inhibits sebaceous glands, preventing wound infection and
calming allergic skin.
• Purifies The Skin because of the characteristics of the blue aurora.
The blue aurora is recognized as the most ideal wavelength to stimulate the effective neutralization of purple substances, destroying the acne bacteria, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and eliminating the bacteria causing the acne.
Green (wavelength 532 nm)
• A good sedative effect for sensitive skin and body and mind.
Green aura calms the skin and relieves skin fatigue.
Yellow (wavelength 583 nm)
• Treatment Of Skin Lesions
• Aids in reducing skin aging, wrinkles, and spot prints through dynamic light source aurora.
• Aids cell detoxification and elimination of edema (swelling) effect, and stimulates cell metabolism.
Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red light therapy has been used by NASA to promote faster cell growth to aid in wound healing. It is also used to combat the effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients. Using the same principle, red light is used to stimulate collagen production that is essential in keeping younger and firmer skin.
F.A.Q.s (frequently asked questions)
Do You Get A Tan With Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy doesn't tan you. On the other hand, it helps to enhance skin clarity, tone and texture, increases collagen and elastin level, help scars to fade and reduces stretch marks and also reduces inflammation. No, not at all. Red light therapy contains no UV light.
It does not damage the skin and it requires zero downtime. ... This light therapy is safe for all skin types and has no known adverse side effects. It is safe for all ages.
Simply shower so your skin is clean. You should also remove any makeup. We strongly recommend you use our facial cleanser and Aloe Plus skincare products, as they will accelerate and improve your results. Everyone reacts differently, depending on their age and the condition of their skin.
Blue light is generally used to kill the bacteria that causes acne, providing an effective treatment for blackheads and whiteheads, whereas wavelengths of red light are normally used to speed up healing and stimulate collagen production, simultaneously shrinking enlarged pores and tightening the skin.
Red light therapy gives you the instant glow in your face however, it does not correct the fine lines and wrinkles overnight. Collagen production will take time and although red light boosts its creation, it will still take weeks, even months to see visible results.
Red light is noninvasive, natural and pain free and does not cut, burn, or break the skin as do laser treatments. Collagen lamps produce no vaporization or burning of the tissue, no inflammation or burning so there is no downtime.
Red light is studied is regards to sunburn and speeding up healing of UV radiation damage - Receiving moderate skin exposure to sunlight for vitamin D production, combined with red light therapy in the same day for cellular energy production is perhaps the most protective approach.
Ray Allard (owner/founder)
Essentials Of Life was created in 1995 to contribute to a healthy lifestyle through education and by offering services and products that to make a positive difference in our customers lives and help them put their health on track. Our main purpose is to help our clients by giving them the tools to help them take charge of their own health.