Monthly Archives: November 2012

Face slapping, pinching, rough treatment, is it good for the face as we age?

Well, it is a known fact that the more active your circulatory system is, the more nutrition and oxygen is transported to every cell in your body. In young, healthy bodies, this just happens naturally, but as we age we need to ensure that we are being active and not couch potatoes with less than optimal energy levels…. Obviously, if you have a severe heart condition, only your doctor’s advice matters….

So can face slapping help you maintain a youthful looking skin? Yes and No is the correct answer. Face slapping, or any rough treatment of the skin for that matter (like Eastern European facial massage treatments) will increase blood circulation and bring nutrition to skin cells so they operate at optimal and more youthful levels. Reducing wrinkles is easy…just slap any skin enough times and you create a low level of inflammation that naturally ‘swells’ the skin and ‘miraculously’ reduces the depth or appearance of wrinkles. The only catch is that you have to keep up with slapping your face because once the inflammation goes down the wrinkles will reappear.

The challenge for aging skin is a natural body process where collagen and elastin fibres in the skin become more fragile. Rough treatment can help damage them and thus cause the body to destroy those cells. Now, as we age, we tend to produce fewer new cells than the number that get killed off, so creating a deficit that is evident in sagging and wrinkled skin.  So why exacerbate the natural aging process of the skin? Topically you can stimulate more youthfully acting skin with Age Limit or similar type exfoliation appropriate for your skin, as well as collagen and elastin stimulating aloCell Gel, or with stem cell activating and DNA repairing Cell Youth Actif (though not recommended for very sensitive skin).

Treat your skin gently as you age. Do not use hot water on the skin. Do not be rough or aggressive with your skin. Eat a healthy organic diet (note processed food using lots of GMO ingredients, and Junk food that also use lots of GMO ingredients, are both not the least bit healthy). Exercise appropriately for you level of health and age. Be happy and try not to believe marketing hyped BS.

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.

Melanoma and fair skinned people

Yes, it’s more common to see fair skinned people suffer from the deadly skin cancer melanoma, and there appears to be some genetic reason for this according to this article. The best approach to reducing the potential for skin cancer is not tanning and ensuring that you wear a mineral sunscreen every day (cloud or shine) of the year.

Note in the article how they use mice in experiments and coldly state the results….and then kill the mice that have not already died due to the ‘experiment’ induced cancer. it appears that other life forms on this planet are just objects like pieces of Lego to play with, discard, replace, as they see fit. I can’t help but wish that people who develop and carry out these animal experiments come back as lab animals in their next life…so their karma can experience the sense of being just a piece of Lego.

Acutane type Vitamin A drug for adults suffering with acne?

The idea of Acutane (Isotretinoin) sends shivers up the spines of people who had really bad reactions to this chemotherapy cancer drug turned miraculous acne cure – but it is now being touted as a cure for adult acne (read the article). Stopping or reducing the production of ‘oil’ by your sebaceous glands sounds heaven-sent when you are suffering with acne blemishes all over…but the level of ‘oil’ production by the sebaceous glands of adults is a whole lot less than those of teenagers. Stress plays a far bigger role in adult acne than in teen acne (see the blog article).

The best approach from my perspective is to cleanse gently, exfoliate regularly with an appropriate AHA (the % AHA and it’s pH should vary depending on the strength and current condition of your skin – the no-pain-no-gain – theory does not work for the skin), hydrate and help your skin repair, moisturize only where needed, and wear a sunscreen every day to reduce the potential for dark spots where you had a blemish. Check out the blog entry detailing a case study of successful acne treatment.

The
information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical
conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional
should you have any concerns.

Stem Cell creams or Stem Cell injections give you a face lift?

This article claims that using stem cells in fat transferred from one part of your body to your face will give your skin the ability to ‘lift’ and ‘rejuvenate’ your face as if you had a surgical face lift….well according to 1 doctor anyway….whether it is a lasting ‘face lift’ or not is not discussed in this article.

Topically, no cream can deliver stem cells into your skin (not Swiss apples nor any other type of marketing hyped company claims), but we can stimulate your own stem cell activating enzymes by using North Atlantic algin enzymes in a topical cream. See Cell Youth Actif for more information.