What are the recipes to fight against skin ageing?
If some “grandmother’s recipes” are still very popular today, it is because there is some wisdom in the cocktails of herbs and spices that our grandmothers used to concoct.
Fortunately, science never ceases to scrutinise the active ingredients, nutritional mechanisms and synergistic effects of many of these prized ‘potions’.
In order to take a rational approach to nutritional tips and gastronomic traditions, the MyPureSkin team has taken a look at some key recipes that will work wonders for your skin’s health, while helping you to better understand how your diet meets your skin’s needs.
Whether applied topically or orally with a well thought-out meal, skin nutrition that is adapted to your needs must take into account… your needs!
Oily, mixed or dry skin: your specifications vary. However, a sufficiently deep understanding of your skin’s architecture, as explained in our article on cell renewal in your epidermis, allows us to determine a few invariants. In fact, to decide on your choice of skin nutrition sources, you should systematically keep in mind the following elements
- The dermis (underlying your epidermis) is the layer of your skin that guarantees its firmness and suppleness;
- This layer is essentially composed of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, three components that are constantly renewed but whose production rate slows down with the ageing process;
- To produce these elements, your body needs a raw material.
Topical and oral: the raw material needed in all circumstances
The raw material that your skin cells use to maintain skin quality is the cornerstone of all skin care solutions.
Whether you prefer to use creams or drink and eat solutions, the nutritional elements your skin needs are the same.
In this case, it is your dermis that expresses these needs and in this respect your body is especially fond of :
- Amino acids (and more precisely those necessary for the composition of certain key proteins: notably collagen);
- Hyaluronic acid;
- Lipids necessary for the production of ceramides.
This is why the most effective food supplements feature ingredients that meet these specifications, or even the ingredients themselves.
This is particularly the case with MyCollagenLift, which provides your skin with active ingredients such as marine collagen bio-peptides, hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
This also explains why certain recipes can provide a lot of very appreciable beauty benefits.
From main course to dessert: a meal to give your skin the raw material it needs
Looking for a tasty, unusual and effective recipe? The MyPureSkin team has put together a delicious format for your taste buds to take care of your skin naturally.
An Iberian flavour with spicy notes for a healthy skin
Why not try the “tapas of braised salmon with a touch of turmeric”?
By using the marine collagen naturally present in the bones and skin of the salmon that you braise to preserve its integrity, you give your digestive system something to feed your fibroblast cells in their process of synthesising your own collagen.
Furthermore, curcumin (the active ingredient in the spice turmeric) is now known to have special, broad-spectrum properties that apply to both stimulating your collagen production and providing increased antioxidant protection.
Studies such as the one published in 2006 (1) by researcher Manikandan Panchatcharam’s team have brought such benefits to light.
However, your detox meal is only halfway there!
Fruit and seeds: the perfect pudding for skin that needs to be maintained
Far from displeasing palates conquered by the fruity sweetness of an original end of meal, the “fruit pudding” will finish by leading your skin on the path to radiance.
By calling on the properties of flaxseed, this dessert echoes the findings of studies conducted over the last few decades, one of the most recent of which was published in 2018 by Dr Neukam’s team (2).
Indeed, the main benefits of this oilseed are to reduce the sensibility of the epidermis by improving the barrier function provided by this part of the skin.
Kiwi fruit will make your pudding rich in vitamin C, but also in fibres and polysaccharides, an element whose main role in stimulating collagen synthesis is little known to the general public.
It is through studies such as the one published in 2005 by the team of researcher Alexandra M. Deters (3) that it is possible to understand the profound involvement of polysaccharides from kiwi fruit in optimal collagen synthesis (the results of the study speak of a doubling of production).
Finally, kiwifruit has the great advantage of helping to maintain good gut flora, a key factor in ensuring the effective extraction of the nutrients your skin needs to maintain good health.
The polysaccharides it contains, which are the source of these properties, are also molecules that are becoming better known for the potential they carry, a nutritional potential that is realised through somewhat more complex molecules: the “GOS”.
Go further by boosting your intestinal flora
For the more conscientious among you, a few nutritional tricks can help you support your intestinal flora even more effectively.
Known as “GOS” (for “Galacto-OligoSaccharides”), certain nutrients present in commonly consumed dairy products (certain cheeses, yoghurts and kefir) have a prebiotic effect.
In a very recent study (2022) conducted by researcher Anja Petrov and her colleagues (4), we discover the surprising links between the properties of GOS, their distribution in the body and the effects they ultimately offer to your skin’s microbiota.
Indeed, we understand that regular consumption of GOS creates favourable conditions for the development of staphylococcus epidermis (a key micro-organism in your skin flora, partly responsible for the elimination of toxins and part of your skin’s immunity).
MyCollagenLift: a nutritional concentrate to accompany your recipes
MyPureSkin’s experts are constantly learning from the latest scientific and technical advances because designing a dietary supplement as effective as MyCollagenLift requires two essential elements:
- A mastery of the nutritional mechanisms taking place in your digestive system;
- A deep understanding of how your digestive and skin microbiota work.
From the effects of little-known active ingredients such as SOD to the synergy combining marine collagen peptides and hyaluronic acid, the power of the exclusive formula of our team’s flagship nutricosmetic is based on the progressive achievements of a scientific revolution that has been underway for nearly 20 years: the fight against ageing.
To meet your expectations while respecting the needs of your body, the composition of MyCollagenLift capitalizes on 100% natural ingredients, i.e:
- Marine collagen peptides whose molecular weight allows them to be highly bioavailable (i.e. easier to assimilate by your body);
- Hyaluronic acid to help you achieve a good level of hydration;
- Wheat oil ceramides to complete this moisture maintenance effort for your skin;
- Vitamin C from acerola fruit to help protect your cells from oxidative stress;
- Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant;
- Organic silicon to structure your skin while increasing your defences against the harmful effect of free electrons.
Ready to change your nutrition to treat your taste buds and your skin? Want a solution to help you prevent the signs of time?
MyCollagenLift will accompany you in an initial 3-month treatment to guarantee your skin’s wellbeing to match your efforts.
- Publication by researcher Manikandan Panchatcharam on the effects of curcumin on various aspects of skin and immune functions: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16770527/
- Dr Neukam’s study on the properties of flaxseed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21088453/
- Study by researcher Alexandra D. Meters on the stimulating effects of kiwi polysaccharides in skin regeneration processes: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15389574/
- Study by researcher Anja Petrov on the specific effects of GOS on the skin microbiota: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35428999/