Ask Me Anything – “Inflammaging” Making You Look and Feel Old? Here’s How to Reverse It


Each month we pose questions from the Del Mar Community to our resident health and skincare expert, Andi Wright.

In this March edition of ‘Ask Me Anything’, Andi discusses what “inflammaging” is and how to reverse it…

Along with how to flush out the fattening “obesogens” found in many beauty products…

And how to rehydrate the skin is a common cause of eye wrinkles and eye bags.

Let’s dive in.

  1. “Are chemicals in beauty products really making me fat?”

It sounds crazy.

The idea that applying makeup, shampoo, and sunscreen could also be rubbing fattening chemicals into your bloodstream sounds like someone out of a horror movie.

But that’s what’s happening according to mounting studies.

See, there’s a collection of fattening chemicals known as “obesogens.”

“Obesogenic” chemicals include phthalates found in fragrances… BPA plastic used in food packaging… and parabens used in skincare products.

And after they enter your bloodstream, these chemicals disrupt your hormones, alter your metabolism, and make it harder to burn fat.

The end result is stubborn weight gain despite eating clean and getting more exercise.

The good news?

You can counter the buildup of obesogens by supporting your key toxin flushing organ: Your liver!

Your liver is your body’s primary filter for toxins. Which is why improving liver health can help flush out fattening chemicals.

Eating liver nourishing foods like cruciferous veggies, berries, garlic and drinking green tea can help promote peak liver health.

While herbs like Burdock root, Slippery Elm Bark, Bentonite Clay and Silymarin can also help to support your liver in flushing out fattening chemicals.

You’ll find all these nutrients, and many more, in our liver support formula: DetoxiDerm.

DetoxiThin is formulated to eradicate skin aging toxins from air pollution… as well as all the fattening toxins we ingest from beauty products… and to provide detox support for your overall well-being.

Find out more about DetoxiDerm.

2. “Is it true that dehydration makes eye wrinkles worse?”

In our clinic we see lots of patients who complain of deepening crow’s feet, etched in eye wrinkles, and droopy eye bags that make them feel look and tired.

As you may know, the skin around the eyes is thin and delicate. This makes it more vulnerable to aging than anywhere else on the face.

This also makes it vulnerable to a major cause of aging skin: Dehydration.

When the skin around the eyes is dehydrated it lacks the moisture needed for a plump, supple complexion… and to smoothly stretch and rebound from every squint and smile.

Over years, even mild dehydration causes the skin to lose its density as cells shrink. This results in fine lines and wrinkles that get etched in from recurring facial expressions. Dark circles also emerge as capillaries and veins show through thinning dermis.

The solution?

To flood the skin cells around the eyes with the rehydration they crave.

While applying moisturizer twice daily can help, the best way to rehydrate the skin around the eyes is to flood it with hyaluronic acid (HA) from beneath the surface.

HA is a unique compound your body produces that attracts and retains moisture.

In fact, HA molecules can retain over 1000 times their weight in water. And clinical studies show that topping up on HA, from foods like bone broth and supplements, can fill in facial wrinkles and crow’s feet by an average of 40%.

It’s for this exact reason we formulated HydraGlo.

HydraFlex provides a daily high purity dose of HA. And it both plumps up the skin with moisture, and it cushions the joints for loose, flexible movement.

Find out more about HydraGlo.

3. “What is “inflammaging”? And what can I do about it?”

It’s not something most doctors check for in their clinic.

Yet it’s an underlying cause of achy joints, brain fog, heart issues, and accelerated wrinkling.

Something anti-aging experts are now referring to as “inflammaging”.

As its name suggests, “inflammaging” stems from a buildup of inflammatory chemicals in the body.

This build is due to a host of causes, including processed food, poor sleep, smoking, chronic stress, and all the toxins our bodies absorb daily.

This buildup of inflammatory chemicals then causes a slow kind of decay inside the body. And explains why some people are still sharp as a tack, energetic, and youthful in their 70s… while others seem ready for the scrap heap.

The good news is there is a way of reversing “inflammaging”. And that’s to eat more anti-inflammatory foods.

The best anti-inflammatory foods are those rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, like wild salmon, walnuts, flax and chia seeds. This is because Omega-3s help neutralize the free radicals blamed for triggering outbreaks of inflammaging.

This is also why we formulated OmegaShine.

OmegaShine features extremely high doses of both EPA and DHA, and we even use the potent antioxidant astaxanthin as a binding agent.

OmegaShine is also formulated with soft-gels that pass easily through your stomach, so you get the maximum dose of Omega 3 without any fish burps.

Find out more about OmegaShine

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 try reply to every email we get. And we may feature the answer in a future edition of ‘Ask Me Anything’.