Dr. Raju can customize a proactive, preventive strategy for keeping an youthful, healthy appearance!
Conventional wisdom tells women to brace themselves for the aging process: get ready for your body to change, your looks to go downhill and your skin to head south.
The good news is that there has been an authentic leaps forward in our understanding of what causes skin to age, and it centers around its cause and treatment!
Eating too much sugar or high-glycemic food ultimately leads to a process in which sugar molecules in the blood bond to proteins and DNA. Over time this process affects collagen proteins, changing their shape, flexibility, elasticity, and function. The result is premature aging and additional inflammation.
By the time a woman notices visible signs of aging (usually in her late 30âs or early 40âs), itâs highly likely that her bodyâs been operating with low-grade inflammation for years.
Inflammation is ideally a normal, short-term natural immune response that involves the release of immune cells by your body to counteract infection and heal trauma. At that point, this response is supposed to be turned off. But if it stays activated, immune cells will remain in circulation and can damage healthy cell functions like natural skin rejuvenation and turnover.
Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. They neutralize free radicals and quench minor inflammation by âsacrificingâ one of their electrons without adverse effect. Since free radicals are always present in our bodies, we must have a constant supply of antioxidant nutrients to keep our skin cells healthy. In addition, research shows that antioxidants may actually encourage our cellsâ enzymes to repair damage.