Is Oxidative Stress the Key to Ageing

When it comes skin we need to go back to basics, to start thinking on a minuscule level, because everything we touch and do, manifests itself on a macro level.

Oxidative stress can dramatically effect how our skin ages.

In the skincare industry it is rarely discussed, but as an aesthetician, I have seen first hand how it can be detrimental to our skin, especially when it comes to premature ageing.

Oxidative stress also causes degenerative disease, including cancer, dementia and arthritis.

Research is showing that long term disease is related to the immune system, which in effect turns in on itself, creating a cycle of destruction in the body:

  • Cells become disordered and aggressive
  • Mutant rogue cells turn in on themselves
  • The rogue cells begin to attack the body
  • This causes inflammation and irritation

Oxidative Stress and Ageing

Two physicians working on the effects of anti ageing treatments and free radical biochemistry, came up with the following conclusions:

“The field of free radical biochemistry is as revolutionary and profound in its implications for medicine, as was the germ theory and science of microbiology, which led to the development of effective treatments for infectious disease”.

The view that OXIDATIVE STRESS and FREE RADICAL DAMAGE is a major cause of degeneration and disease, really means we have to begin to look at ourselves on a much deeper level, especially if we want healthy cells and to slow down the ageing process.

We need to begin to take responsibility for our skin and body as a whole, and take a long, hard look at our life style choices.

I feel we need to go back to basics, and address our eating, drinking and recreational habits, and to really start thinking on a minuscule level, because ultimately everything we do will eventually manifest itself on a macro level.

Preventing Oxidative Sress

My approach with my clients is to always look at the body holistically, which you can read about here.

I always carry out a thorough face analysis, which includes diet and lifestyle.

Only then am I confident enough, to put together a comprehensive, personalised program for my client; one that focuses on skin health, reducing premature ageing, skincare recommendations, dietary advise and supplements.

I find this approach to skin care helps many to find balance in their life, it’s the corner stone of good health.

I like to educate my clients to make real changes, to teach them how to be kind to themselves, and use sensible lifestyle practices, to take really good care of themselves and their skin.

After all if you consider the atom, it’s the little things that count.

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