Stronger skin is possible for anyone.
You can build even delicate, paper-thin skin into firmer, more flexible and stronger skin with proper nourishment. Here is how to make your skin stronger and more youthful.
How severe is the problem?
Delicate skin means different things to different people. If you’re 18 and your skin is easily bruised compared to your friends, you probably think you have delicate skin, and you’re probably right. But this is a minor issue compared to some women.
Some women, especially older women with long-standing health problems, have skin so thin and fragile it bruises at any little bump, breaks and bleeds easily, and seems to take forever to heal. Even such frail skin can grow thicker and stronger, with good nourishment. But of course it will take longer to be really strong and healthy.
You may be surprised at how quickly skin can improve, however. While the life span of a skin cell can vary a bit, on average skin cells are replaced about every 35 days. So in a month, with proper nourishment, new skin cells can begin to improve your skin’s strength and flexibility. It will look better, too!
The cause of thin, delicate skin
Skin gets thin in the aging process. That does NOT mean simply that time does it, period. There are definite causes of aging skin, and all the most important can be reversed. The three biggest causes are loss of collagen and elastin, loss of hyaluronan, and oxidation damage.
First a brief look at improving your overall health, because a healthy body is great for your skin, too.
— If you smoke, you already know it’s bad for your lungs and health. Did you know it damages skin? It’s true. Studies have shown that the skin of smokers begins to get thin, sag, and develop lines and wrinkles years sooner than non-smokers.
— The foods that are great for overall health are also the best for skin health. Fish and lean meats, vegetables (especially green salads, the deeper in color the better) and fruits (whole fruit is better than juice) are all wonderful nourishment. What isn’t? Foods with added sugar (high-fructose corn syrup is worst of them all), and the simple starches like bread, cereals, potatoes and pizza crust, are all going to raise the levels of sugar in your blood and your body.
Here is what sugar does to your skin:
— A little-known underlying cause of the loss of collagen and elastin that thins and weakens skin is the process called glycation. Glycation happens when a molecule, usually a sugar, attaches itself to a healthy protein and creates a strangely sticky molecule that can form clumps or long chains. Called Advanced Glycation End-products or AGEs, they destroy collagen and elastin in the skin and lead to thin skin, sagging and wrinkles.
— Besides cutting way back on sugars and starches, you can take a good supplement containing Carnosine, at least 50 mg a day. Carnosine (not Carnitine) is the only natural substance that both prevents glycation and actually stops the process after it has begun.
From paper thin to stronger skin
A skin cream or lotion can strengthen your skin, beginning quite fast and improving month after month.
No skin care ingredient is most effective when used all by itself. All of them work best in a formula created by experts. But probably the single most effective ingredient I know, to strengthen skin, thicken it, add flexibility and prevent oxidation damage, is a trademarked ingredient called Cynergy TK.
Here are some benefits of Cynergy TK shown in clinical trials.
- It stimulated the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, improving skin cell growth by 160 percent.
- It improved the skin’s elasticity by 42 percent in just 18 days.
- It blocked the most important inflammation process in the skin by 70 percent.
- It showed dramatic antioxidant power — essential to stopping the oxidation damage that weakens and ages skin.
It’s one excellent ingredient to look for if you need a skin cream to make your skin stronger.