young beauty skin basics

topic posted Sat, July 30, 2005 - 3:20 PM by  Ovenette
Very Gently Exfoliate Skin 3 times a week: use a gently organic mask or use dry brush massage on the kin daily. Cold shower or shorter warm shower with a cold rinse. moisturize with oils and natural creams.

Use honey and egg masks, Avocado oils, grape seed oil, apricot oil, rather than creams unless the cream is made from organic substances like pulverized and whipped rose petals and rosehips high in vitamin c.

anti-oxidants: e, c, coenzyme Q (ubiquinone) for softer skin, lipoc acid, alpha-lipoic acid, lips, cold water fish oils;
Because of the importance of the special sugars in GAG’s, nutrient supplements are often used. A typical daily formula would contain:

N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine 250 to 500 mg
D-Glucosamine Hydrochloride 250 to 750 mg
D-Glucosamine Sulfate 100 to 300 mg

water for regeneration and hydration

cleanse lungs and kidneys to reverse face sagging

collagen rich foods vitamin c

If going outside, USE SUNSCREEN with titanium dioxide spf 30 at least, and wear a hat
and take vitamin C

do not smoke

stay out of the sun between 10am and 2pm

eat cranberries and drink cranberry juice

flush liver: colon cleanse

note: alphahydroxies and Vitamin A (retinoids) derivatives thin your skin and cause increased susceptibility to sun damage.

Diet: water, protein, Collagen rich foods, Fish, greens, berries,
Skin Firmness, Elasticity, and Moisture-holding.

Collagen and elastin are the skin proteins responsible for elasticity, tone and texture. Glycosoaminoglycans (GAG's or mucopolysaccharides) and proteoglycans hold water in the skin (these are very similar to mucus proteins) and are the true skin moisturizers. In contrast, cosmetic moisturizers cover the skin with a water impermeable barrier such as petrolatum or a heavy oil. This artificially slows the loss of moisture from the skin and gives the skin a temporary appearance of plumpness and fullness.

Major Skin Molecules - Collagen, Elastin, GAG’s and Proteoglycans

Collagen forms the structural network of our skin and is the most abundant protein in the body. It is composed mainly of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. It is one of the strongest proteins in nature and gives skin its strength and durability. As we age, it is believed that collagen begins to deteriorate and causes the skin to become thinner and sag. Elastin is similar to collagen but is a more stretchable protein that maintains the skin's elasticity. It provides the matrix that holds individual skin cells in place. Elastin also contains two unique amino acids, desmosine and isodesmonsine. The two proteins together permit the skin to stretch, then regain its original shape. With age, the skin's elastin breaks down and causes wrinkles. GAGs contain special sugars such as glucosamine hydrochloride, N-acetyl glucosamine, and glucosamine sulfate that have high water-holding properties. These are built into larger water-holding chains of sugars such as hyaluronic acid, keratin sulfate, heparin, heparin sulfate, dermatin sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate.

Proteoglycans are larger molecules with many attached GAG’s. Proteoglycans are linear GAGs made up of repeating disaccharide units composed of sugars (glucuronic or iduronic acid) and hexosamines (glucosamine or galactosamine) that are bound to a protein core. The abundance of hydroxyl, carboxyl and sulfate groups makes the GAGs intensely hydrophilic (water-loving) molecules able to form porous, hydrated gels. Hydrated GAG's cushion and provide mechanical support to tissues.

Nutrient Supplements of GAG sugars

Because of the importance of the special sugars in GAG’s, nutrient supplements are often used. A typical daily formula would contain:
N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine 250 to 500 mg
D-Glucosamine Hydrochloride 250 to 750 mg
D-Glucosamine Sulfate 100 to 300 mg

Collagen and Elastin in Cosmetics Have No Effect on Skin

Collagen and elastin are often incorporated into cosmetics. This material is derived from either bovine (cattle) or avian (bird) sources. Neither collagen or elastin in the cosmetics are able to penetrate the skin. Sometimes fragments, or digests, of these molecules are used, but the fragments cannot penetrate the skin. These products also may expose you to the the dangers of "prions", the carriers of "mad-cow" disease, a condition which causes progressive brain degeneration.

Other proteins, as hydrolyzates (fragments of the original protein), are often incorporated into skin and hair products. In conditioning shampoos they can help "bulk-up" the hair. However, because the original protein has been broken down, the source of the protein is of little consequence. For example, a hydrolyzate of silk proteins has no advantage over a hydrolyzate of soybean or wheat proteins. Immunologists usually consider hydrolyzates of soy proteins the safest in terms of potential allergic effects.
  • Re: young beauty skin basics

    Sat, July 30, 2005 - 4:30 PM
    WOW ! Awesome..thanks for the info
    • Re: young beauty skin basics

      Sat, July 30, 2005 - 4:32 PM
      I have a it the water intake you refer to for cleansiing of the lungs and kidneys? and do you have any opinions/info re facial exercises?

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        Sat, July 30, 2005 - 6:12 PM
        one needs water to hydrate and stimulate both circulation and proper nutrient digestion, but also in order for the kidneys to flush toxins before they reach the epidermis. (also, take digestive enzymes when eating food that is cooked.)

        I do research online alll the time. and also have done the 10 day coln cleanse that really empties it all out.

        Facial massage and very gentle dry brush massage stimulate blood flow into the tissues. and will clear up skin problems quickly.

        a great book by someone who has done a historical overview on dry brush is Reveal Your Glow. The woman who wrote is is the sister of a friend. She married someone who owns an avacado farm. She studied the history of beauty oils all the way back to early Egyptian civilization and found that this method is all you need.

        There are some facial muscle appliances that you can use like face flex or something like that. It is a metal tension device that you can get online. a friend of mine uses it. He looks great. He's single and gets lots of dates with really beautiful young women. So, despite his winning personality, I think women half his age find him attractive.

        All you really need to stay beautiful are these things: water, a brush, oil, antioxidants found in your foods, eggs, and honey, and a big salad...and sex. it's an essential and you can't live without that.
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          Sat, July 30, 2005 - 7:32 PM
          Thanks for the info....once again
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            Sat, July 30, 2005 - 9:49 PM
            I forgot to tell you about the water thing. it is really the universal solvent. the hydrogen acts like fly paper and collects all to goop in the body. to flush your system effectively you should drink water every hour. (and when doing a colon cleanse you need a gallon a day)

            I have had problems with this, expecially when I'm dehydrated. I stop drinking and shrivel up, my skin looks funky. and then it hits me, I look funky! so I drink two 8 oz. glasses. Immediately a rush comes on. then I eat a watermelon or something juicy. and sip every 15 minutes.

            every 15 minutes is good. just keep it flowing. your kidneys will flush and your eyes will clear up and glow

            plus, when the body has adequate hydration it won't collect salts in density. but you need those too, electrolytes to stay hydrated and for brain function (synapses will misfire without these). It really is a delicate balance.

            Water will help people with back problems. it plumps up the disks and minimizes pain. all sorts of stuff it does. yep good stuff.
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              Sun, July 31, 2005 - 12:40 PM
              I appreciate the info. I just posted a question on the Herbal Medicines" thread re Aloe Vera taken internally. How do you feel about that?

              On a different subject, if the picture in your photo album is you at the window, all I can say is WOW. You are beautiful, and who ever took the picture is a fantastic photographer.
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                Sun, July 31, 2005 - 1:08 PM
                thanks for the kind words. the photographer was doing somee high school class preject. the picture is blurry because the negatives were lost and all we had was the proof sheet, so we took them to a digital photographer and hed them rendered onto paper...I like the softening of the yellow light. dreamy

                aloe can be taken internally for stomach stuff. you can get an aloe elixer from trader joes in the juice section. i saw it there yesterday.
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                  Sun, July 31, 2005 - 1:20 PM
                  Great picture, I'm glad you were able to save it, its loke a 1950's glamour shot..just awesome.

                  I ordered some aloe vera from's been around forever. She is 70 years old and looks like she's in her 40's. Hers is supposed to be a better quality that others in stores.

                  Again thanks for the info on the water, every 15 minutes, thats great..I do believe water is the "Fountain of Youth"

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