Life Extension Suggestions
Youthful looking, vibrant skin is within reach – if you dedicate yourself to comprehensive skin care.
Any truly effective skin care regimen begins with a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet like the Mediterranean diet. Plenty of physical activity and adequate water intake ensure healthy circulation within the skin.
Supplementation with clinically tested natural ingredients complement the use of conventional and natural topical interventions to dualistically promote skin vibrance.
- Sunscreen (with dual protection against UVA and UVB, in a photostable complex; premium products also contain added active ingredients that offer support for skin structure and function) – Follow label directions
- Light daily moisturizer:
- A comprehensive daily moisturizer should include a combination of moisturizing agents, antioxidants, and bioactive peptides.
- Intensive nighttime moisturizer:
- A heavier nighttime cream containing hydrating moisturizers as well as the natural hormones DHEA and melatonin will support structural regeneration within facial skin while you sleep.
- Targeted topical support:
Look for specially formulated blends of functional ingredients specifically designed for your skin concerns; for example:
- Those with troublesome dark circles and "bags" under their eyes should consider an under-eye serum containing oxido reductase enzymes to support microcirculation;
- Those with uneven skin tone should consider a serum containing a high-potency concentration of vitamin C.
Supplemental Nutrients to Support Skin Health
- Curcumin (as highly absorbed BCM-95®): 400 – 800 mg daily
- Trans-Resveratrol: 250 – 500 mg daily
- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): 100 – 200 mg daily
- Melon and Wheat Sprout extracts (containing super oxide dismutase): 2100 mg daily
- Selenium: 200 – 400 mcg daily
- Vitamin E (as high gamma tocopherol mix): 350 mg daily
- Vitamin A (as beta-carotene): 5000 IU daily
- Fish oil (with olive polyphenols): providing 1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily
- Lycopene: 15 mg daily
- Vitamin D: 5000 – 8000 IU daily (Dosing should always be based upon blood tests results with a goal of achieving a 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood level of 50 – 80 ng/mL).
- Green tea, standardized extract: 725 – 1450 mg daily
- Grape extract (from whole grape): 150 mg daily
- Blend of dark berry extracts: 700 – 1400 mg daily
- Fern (Polypodium leucotomos) extract: 240 – 480 mg daily, 30 minutes prior to sun exposure
- Non-GMO wheat oil extract (providing ceramides): 350 mg daily
- Soy isoflavone blend: 135 – 270 mg daily
In addition, the following blood testing resources may be helpful:
Disclaimer and Safety Information
This information (and any accompanying material) is not intended to replace the attention or advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional. Anyone who wishes to embark on any dietary, drug, exercise, or other lifestyle change intended to prevent or treat a specific disease or condition should first consult with and seek clearance from a physician or other qualified health care professional. Pregnant women in particular should seek the advice of a physician before using any protocol listed on this website. The protocols described on this website are for adults only, unless otherwise specified. Product labels may contain important safety information and the most recent product information provided by the product manufacturers should be carefully reviewed prior to use to verify the dose, administration, and contraindications. National, state, and local laws may vary regarding the use and application of many of the treatments discussed. The reader assumes the risk of any injuries. The authors and publishers, their affiliates and assigns are not liable for any injury and/or damage to persons arising from this protocol and expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information container herein.
The protocols raise many issues that are subject to change as new data emerge. None of our suggested protocol regimens can guarantee health benefits. The publisher has not performed independent verification of the data contained herein, and expressly disclaim responsibility for any error in literature.