Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Food for aging skin over 40

If you’re over 40, there’s one skincare topic of critical importance to you —

But it rarely gets talked about.

I’m talking about menopause.

You see, once you hit age 40, your hormones begin to take a rollercoaster ride towards menopause...

With menopause hitting at an average age of 50-51.1

From there, your hormones are never quite the same — and this can take a major toll on your skin.

That’s because your body’s estrogen levels (key to keeping skin glowing, firm, and tight) plummet2

While a form of testosterone called DHT — which destroys ‘youthful skin’ molecules like elastin — skyrockets.3

So what can you do to keep this effect at bay (and keep your skin looking young, firm, and glowing for years to come)?

You can focus on what I call your ‘Inner Skin Health’…

And it all starts with what you eat.

So today, I’m going to list a few of the BEST foods for helping keep skin looking its best as the “big change” approaches, sets in, and even after it’s passed.

1) Yams

Yams have been used for thousands of years, as far back as the ancient Mayans, for female health — and it turns out, they were onto something.

That's because yams (especially wild yams, if you can get your hands on them) are high in a substance called diosgenin…

Which studies are now showing may help re-thicken aging skin, and even help stop dark spots from forming.4,5

That means adding some yams to your plate could be a GREAT way to fight back against post-menopausal aging.

(Just be sure you’re getting true yams, not sweet potatoes, as the two are often mislabeled here in the U.S. Call ahead before heading to the store, to make sure they’re carrying the right ones!)

2) Bone broth

Bone broth is high in both collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) — two molecules present in healthy, youthful skin.

(In fact, if you recently purchased our Ageless Volume Hyaluronic Face Mask, you know all about how essential HA is for keeping skin plump, smooth, and hydrated!)

To make your own bone broth, simply take the bones you’ve removed from chicken or steak, and place them in a slow-cooker with water on low for about 48 hours.

Once it’s ready, you’ll have jelly-like collagen floating on top — it may look strange, but that’s the good stuff!

Mix it all in, add some spices if you like, and sip it as often as you can. (Ideally, you'll want to drink about one glass daily.)

[Note: Bone broth is NOT recommended if you have an autoimmune disorder, as recent studies show it may exacerbate menopausal symptons.]

3) Alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts may not seem like a ‘beauty food’ at first glance — but they’re actually a POWERHOUSE for keeping skin youthful.

That’s because they’re high in MSM… an important sulfur-containing molecule.

That’s key because collagen and keratin (two of the most important proteins in healthy skin) contain high levels of sulfur6

So simply put, you cannot stay youthful without it.

So next time you’re making a salad, sandwich, or stir-fry, don’t be shy — load up on those sprouts!

In fact, I recommend finding a way to eat them every day (multiple times if possible) to achieve a visible effect.

[Note: If you have a sulfa allergy (or if you're pregnant or nursing), it's best to avoid foods with MSM, as it could be harmful under those conditions.]

Now, here’s the thing about hormone-related DIY skincare…

As you can tell from the tips above, it can be a little trickier than your average DIYs.

Don’t get me wrong — it’s doable! And if I know my BHMD subscribers, yams, bone broth, and alfalfa sprouts will wind up on a LOT of shopping lists this coming week.

However, in my experience, many people simply don’t want to spend the time or energy going full-throttle on unusual skincare DIYs like these.

And I totally get that.

If that sounds like you — and you’d prefer a simpler way to stay youthful — I want you to look out for my next email.

Because in that email, I’m going to show you the EASIEST (and most effective!) way I know of to target hormonal aging.

So if you’re over 40 and want to keep your look fresh, glowing, and FIRM for the long haul... you definitely won’t want to miss it!

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I’m a professional Esthetician specializing in treating Acne and I’m also a Beauty Advisor during the day. I’m passionate in helping others have beautiful skin. But at night I am whipping up decadent desserts, amazing pies, and delicious, healthy meals. Cooking for me is an expression of my creative side and I enjoy making meals for friends, family and co workers. 

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