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Sagging Skin: How to Firm It and Make Your Complexion Look Younger With Natural Nutrition ?

You think loose, sagging skin is just a matter of years passing? Not true. The specific causes of skin aging have been uncovered by extensive research, and all of the most important causes are reversible.

Good nutrition -- inside and out -- can tighten aging skin and make you look younger in a surprisingly short time.

Here is a brief look at what causes sagging skin, then some specific ways to make your skin look younger and plump it up.

While there are other issues I write about elsewhere, the three most important causes of skin aging are:

-- Loss of the critical proteins collagen and elastin 

-- Loss of hyaluronan, or hyaluronic acid -- the fluid protein substance that surround and forms a key part of the matrix of your skin.

-- And oxidation, from free radicals causing rapid damage and wrinkling if we don't get enough antioxidants

What kind of nutrients can tackle these problems?

-- Your skin must have enough collagen and elastin to repair itself and become softer and supple again.
But keep in mind that you can't do this by rubbing on a cream containing collagen and elastin. (That's true, even though plenty of lotions contain these ingredients. The manufacturers know very well they can't help.) The truth is simple: these proteins are too large to penetrate the skin. They can't be absorbed that way.

So you need to give your body the nutrition it needs to build its own. An ingredient that does this very well is Xtend-TK. It stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin.

As collagen and elastin levels increase, your wrinkles will gradually disappear. Your skin will plump up and regain its youthful glow.

Xtend-TK also stimulates the regrowth of skin cells -- by up to 160 percent in clinical trials. Stimulated cell growth creates greater thickness of the outer skin layer. That reduces fine lines and the depth of wrinkles.

-- An extract of sea kelp called Phytessence Wakame is the most effective ingredient I know of for rebuilding hyaluronic acid. It does this by blocking the action of an enzyme that destroys hyaluronic acid in your body.

-- Antioxidants are essential to a soft, healthy complexion. Among the best you can give your skin from the outside is Coenzyme Q10 -- as long as it's in a form with particles small enough to be absorbed by your skin. Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 is a brand name for one effective form of CoQ10 that also contains Vitamin E, another powerful natural antioxidant.

And to nourish your skin from the inside, omega 3 fish oils are excellent. Adding a combination of lycopene and astaxanthin, a natural antioxidant, are major pluses. In a recent clinical trial, a lycopene extract increased skin thickness and dramatically reduced roughness and scaling.

See my website for more specific recommendations on how to make your skin look younger.
Kathryn Lane is a longtime health and nutrition researcher. The best skincare products she has found have never been the most expensive or the most heavily advertised. Her website names them:
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