Other less scientific-sounding remedies for preventing premature aging of the skin are suggested by Women to Women (www.womentowomen.com); for one, “drink plenty of water, which helps maintain internal balance”; for another, in order to repair damage to the bodys cells, the site recommends antioxidants such as: Vitamin C, Vitamin E (rice bran oil and palm fruit oil), Coenzyme Q-10, Alpha-lipoic acid, dimethylaminoethanol (found in fish), carotenoids (found in the yellow and orange flesh of plant leaves, flowers and fruit), and flavonoids (in green tea, soy isoflavones and red wine).
The basic rules offered by Women to Women as far as maintaining healthy skin are simple: drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of filtered water daily; eat whole foods and increase your intake of antioxidant-rich foods like colorful vegetables, berries, fruit and green tea.
As to the question — which is healthier and more effective in approaching wrinkles and other skin signs of old age — while this paper did not prove that holistic methods are better than conventional methods, it would seem wise to give holistic a chance and save the high price of Estee Lauder and other high-toned cosmetics.
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