Wrinkles: Beauty is Not Skin Deep

May 2019

By Frederick Cheng (RPh), and Christine Cheng (RPh)

Beauty is skin deep… or is it?  When someone is faced with the problem of facial wrinkles, they will often turn first to topical options.  This is a logical step and can be highly effective if you choose the appropriate products.  For example, Viva’s “Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum” helps nourish the skin, and retains moisture all day long, in effect leaving your skin looking plump, maintaining complexion and glow.  Furthermore, it is made in small batches from all-natural ingredients right here in Richmond, BC.  Viva’s “Concentrated Antioxidant Serum” is an excellent adjunct; it has natural oils and antioxidants, along with Co-Enzyme Q10, to effectively for repair and smooth out your damaged skin.  Also, don’t wash your face too frequently; once or twice daily is plenty, and be sure to use a cleanser such as those by Di Morelli, and Riversol, which won’t strip your skin of its natural oils and moisturizers. 

From a health stand-point, though, beauty is NOT only skin deep.  A person should always consider addressing wrinkles from within by choosing appropriate supplements.  We always encourage a clean omega-fatty acid supplement such as Metagenics’ “EPA-DHA” line of fish oils in liquid and capsules which has an optimal balance of EPA vs. DHA for not only healthy, supple skin, but also healthy nerves, joints, gut, and mind.  AOR’s “Hyaluronic Acid” capsules can attract significant amounts of water to your skin to plump things up and smooth out wrinkles; it has been nicknamed “natural Botox”.  Adding a gamma linoleic acid oil such as Lorna Vanderhaeghe’s “GLA Skin Oil Borage Oil” can further hydrate the skin.  Of course, remember to maintain adequate fluid intake; 2L of water daily is ideal for most people. 

Many of the products discussed should be considered in combination.  If you are battling wrinkles, come speak with one of our integrative health pharmacists at Cloverdale Pharmasave and Pharmasave Steveston Village to find the optimal wrinkle solution for you to look as young as you feel.

Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore. 

***All information posted and shared by Cloverdale Pharmasave is offered to provide information and choices regarding nutritional support for various health concerns, none of which is intended to be a treatment protocol for any disease state. The information does not replace seeking professional advice from your physician. Consult your health care practitioner before taking dietary supplements.

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