The skin is made up of 3 main layers & the health of each layer impacts the overall look and feel of our skin:
Skin Surface Layer (Epidermis)
Common Skin Issues Caused: "Age spots" & Dry, flakey skin
Why Does It Happen?
"Age spots" are caused by prolonged exposure to UV light from the sun - which causes Vitamin E (a natural UV skin protector) levels to decrease.
UV light also increases the free radicals (cell-destroyers) in the skin’s epidermis level. This may lead to dryness and flaking as we age.
Low hyaluronic acid levels is another big issue that causes dryness.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin that’s known for it’s amazing capacity to hold onto 1000x its weight in moisture.
Simply put, it is what keeps the skin bouncy and supple. The bad news is that research suggests that hyaluronic acid levels decline over time… causing the skin to look pale and dry as years pass.
Middle Skin Layer (Dermis)
Common Skin Issues Caused: Deep wrinkles & sagging skin
Why Does It Happen?
Wrinkles and sagging skin are a result of 2 factors in the dermis layer:
1. Low collagen levels
If the skin was a mattress, collagen are the springs that are holding it up. The higher the number of springs, the more even the surface of the mattress.
However, as we age, collagen levels drop… which leads to lesser support to hold up the skin.
2. High glycation levels
Glycation is one of the main causes of skin aging. It occurs when excess sugar we ingest reacts with collagen - and binds to it.
It’s like rust coating the springs (collagen) in the mattress (skin), and over time, the springs get destroyed — leading to uneven support for the skin.
Low collagen and high glycation collectively lead to deep wrinkles and sagging skin as we age.
If Only More Ladies Knew This…
They Could Easily Enjoy Radiant And Supple Skin!
Many ladies use skincare products that focus on the epidermis (outer skin), with a small percentage also focussing on the dermis (middle skin layer).
However, did you know that the hypodermis (Skin base) layer is probably the biggest influencer of skin health — and yet, so few ladies focus on this?
Bottom Skin Layer (Hypodermis)
The hypodermis serves as the “bridge” between the skin and major blood vessels in the body. When the hypodermis is healthy, there is:
- Good regulation of nutrients to the skin cells
- Healthy production of collagen
- Healthy production of hyaluronic acid
- Low glycation levels
… Giving our skin that radiant glow and suppleness.
However, research indicates that hypodermic health declines over time as we age. And a HUGE contributor to this is:
Our gut health.
Poor Gut Health Can Lead to Poor Absorption of Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants Needed to Keep Skin Looking Healthy and Vibrant.
This may lead to inflammation of the hypodermis — which in turn can cause:
- Poor distribution of nutrients to the skin cells
- Lower collagen production (leads to sagging)
- Lower hyaluronic acid production (leads to dry skin)
- Higher glycation (leads to wrinkles and uneven skin)
… all of which makes the skin lose its vibrancy, firmness and youthfulness.
Thankfully, There’s A Natural Way To Support Gut Health For Radiant, Supple Skin…
And nothing boosts gut health better than probiotics!
Lots of ladies know that probiotics are great for gut health, immunity and digestive function…
But not many know that there are SPECIAL strains that have skin-restoration capabilities:
Lactobacillus reuteri (L.Reuteri) is found naturally in our digestive tract. Additional studies have shown that it can manage skin issues such as eczema
Lactobacillus lactis (L.Lactis) has been shown to support skin hydration and elasticity… and promote hypodermic (Skin base) health for better regulation of nutrients to skin cells.
Bacillus coagulans (B. Coagulans) is a robust probiotic found in small amounts in fermented foods. Research indicates consumption of B. Coagulans produces anti-free radical chemicals & supports production of ceramides — which combats sagging and wrinkles.