Without a Wrinkle – Canadian Living August 2006
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Without a Wrinkle – Canadian Living August 2006

Without a Wrinkle

Achieve smoother, younger-looking skin with your pick of noninvasive, all-natural, worry-free techniques.

By Ylva Van Buuren 

If you want smoother, younger looking skin but don’t want to have potentially dangerous – and invasive – cosmetic surgery, you’re in luck. There’s a growing natural anti-aging movement and a variety of techniques and treatments that are all natural and noninvasive. When combined with a healthy lifestyle (eating healthy and getting enough exercise and sleep) and a positive “you’re as young as you feel” attitude, they will help you look younger – and feel better about yourself.

ANTIOXIDANT NUTRIENTS – VITAMINS C AND E, BETA-CAROTENE AND SELENIUM – ADDED TO TOPICAL CREAMS AND LOTIONS 

Antioxidants protect against free radicals, which are oxygen byproducts in the body that are caused by stress, pollution and aging. In addition to causing damage to tissue and DNA, free radicals can also break down collagen and elastin in the skin and speed up the aging process. 

Topically applied creams and lotions deliver antioxidant molecules directly to the skin, where they neutralize and scavenge free radicals. These molecules are derived from various sources: plant sources include black elderberry, witch hazel, chamomile, green tea and grape seed extract. 

You can find them in beauty sections of department and other stores and spas. Ask your dermatologist as well. Dr. Lisa Kellett, a dermatologist in Toronto, developed an antioxidant booster serum that contains vitamin C, green tea and selenium that clients can add once or twice a day to their products before applying them. The product is available online at www.dlkonavenue.com.

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