Natural Supplement Reduces Wrinkles
The Sunday Times has reported that scientists have for the first time produced a pill that clinically slows down ageing by reducing wrinkles. So can natural supplements for wrinkles really help? Independent testing has found that the oral supplement which contains plant compounds and vitamins reduced the depth of crow’s feet wrinkles on the face by 10 per cent.
The supplement is thought to work by increasing the production of collagen, which is a key component in keeping the skin elastic and healthy. This new research could provide a genuine alternative to Botox injections. The ingredients of this supplement were not very surprising however. Nutritionists and natural health professionals have been promoting the use of antioxidants and omega 3 oils for many years.
This new supplement contains lycopene, vitamin C, vitamin E and omega 3 essential fatty acids. These are nutrients that have been known to promote healthy skin and also have strong antioxidant properties which help to slow down premature ageing.
The study was conducted on a test group of 53 women, and a control group who took a placebo pill. The report concluded a 10 per cent reduction in wrinkle depth in the test group compared to the control group. Further analysis also found increased levels of collagen.
As good as these results are, a healthy lifestyle is as important (if not more) than taking any supplement. A balanced diet with plenty of colourful fruit and vegetables can boost levels of antioxidants. Drinking up to 8 glasses of water a day can reduce the effects of dehydration on the skin. Regular exercise and good quality sleep also aide the anti-ageing process. Reducing alcohol intake and cutting out smoking will also have a dramatic effect on the quality of your skin.