Each month we pose questions from the Del Mar Community to our resident health and skincare expert, Andi Wright.
In this January edition of ‘Ask Me Anything’, Andi discusses how to flush out skin aging toxins from air pollution…
Why collagen smoothies, on their own, are a waste of money…
And how to restore your gut health without eating platefuls of tangy fermented foods.
Let’s dive in.
Question 1 – “Is it true that airborne toxins accelerate skin aging?”
Even if you wear a face mask, you’re still going to absorb them through your skin.
What am I talking about?
The invisible smog of airborne toxins from cars, factories, cleaning sprays, and thousands of other modern day chemicals.
In fact, when the CDC did a test they found that most people have at least 200 toxins inside their bodies (and that’s just from the chemicals they tested for).
These toxins are far from harmless.
Studies show that airborne toxins damage skin cells, trigger inflammation, and cause accelerated sagging and wrinkling.
But that’s not all.
Airborne toxins can also disrupt your hormonal balance… slow down your metabolism… and cause a buildup of toxic belly fat.
In fact, scientists say as much as 20% of your excess belly fat is due to toxins.
So what can you do to protect your skin, waistline, and health from these airborne pests?
The key is to support your body’s toxin flushing organ: Your liver.
Your liver filters gallons of blood daily – breaking down toxins, and eliminating them from your body.
However, your liver can get overwhelmed, causing it to become sluggish and inefficient.
This is why it’s vital to nourish your liver with nutrients that enhance its detoxification abilities… so it can eliminate skin aging, fattening toxins.
You can find a selection of the best science backed liver nourishing ingredients in every capsule of DetoxiDerm.
DetoxiDerm is specially formulated to help “power wash” your liver…
So you can flush out toxins and enjoy clearer, healthier skin… as well as a slimmer waistline.
Question 2 – “I’ve tried drinking collagen smoothies for a month. But my skin still looks wrinkled. Do they work?”
There’s a good reason why Del Mar Labs doesn’t sell collagen supplements or smoothies…
And that’s because, on their own, collagen smoothies don’t work!
See, while it’s true that collagen is an essential protein for the structure of your skin cells, there’s another protein that’s even more important.
It’s called “elastin”.
As its name suggests, elastin gives your skin its “elasticity”, its snappiness, and ability to stay firm and tight.
But your elastin levels naturally drop with age…
And, until recently, nobody knew how to encourage the body to make more elastin.
Well, that all changed with the discovery of three key ingredients on a volcanic island in the mediterranean.
One of these ingredients was found to support elastin levels up to 98%…
resulting in firmer, youthful looking skin that glows.
You can find out more about the three elastin promoting ingredients… and how to nourish your skin with them in 10 seconds each day… in this video presentation.
Question 3 – “Does leaky gut cause wrinkles? If so, what can I do about it?”
It’s the last thing most of us think about.
We’ll happily spend hundreds of dollars on moisturizers, serums, chemical peels, and injections…
But do little to support the organ that has a bigger impact on our complexions than any other…
The health of your gut has a HUGE impact on wrinkles, skin sagginess, and other aging signs.
This is because you need a healthy gut to absorb all the key nutrients your skin craves, such as vitamin A, collagen, elastin, and Omega-3 fatty acids.
But when your gut is unhealthy, the opposite happens…
Your gut can’t absorb nutrients properly… and your gut wall becomes “leaky”.
This then allows toxins to escape into your bloodstream… triggering inflammation, skin breakouts, and sagging.
The good news is there’s an easy way to restore your gut to peak health…
And that’s to eat a diet that’s rich in two key nutrients:
Probiotics – Probiotics replenish and restore your gut flora. Probiotics are found in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha.
Prebiotics – Prebiotics feed and nourish the probiotics so they can spread and multiply. You can find prebiotics in garlic, onion, leek, asparagus, banana, apple, and oats.
By eating foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics…
You can restore your gut to peak health… and absorb more of the nutrients your skin craves to look firm, hydrated, and glowingly youthful.
Now, I totally get how fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir are an acquired taste. And aren’t always easy to find.
Which is why we formulated Total Package Complex.
Total Package Complex is packed with the best science backed probiotics…
And it’s helped thousands of women to improve their digestion and complexion at the same time.
Have Any Beauty Questions Of Your Own?
So that’s a wrap on another edition of ‘Ask Me Anything’.
Have any questions on beauty, health, or supplementation?
We’d love to hear them!
Just send us an email and we’ll submit your question to Andi Wright.
We reply to every email we get. And we may feature the answer in a future edition of ‘Ask Me Anything’.