Some people age faster than others and Scientists have been looking for the aging gene for many years. Molecular biologists have observed that people’s cells often age at different rates, leading them to make a distinction between chronological and biological age. The search for the aging gene was to understand the reasons between the chronological and biological age. We all know that environmental factors such as smoking, stress and regular exercise all influence the rate at which our cells age but now for the first time, researchers have found a genetic link to cellular aging. There is a one specific gene that was recently discovered by anti-aging researchers at Kings College London that controls most of your physical signs of aging? The aging gene is TERC, which is likely only one of several genes that influence telomere length. All chromosomes have protective caps at either end called telomeres. Each time a cell replicates itself (as it does before it dies), the telomeres shorten, like plastic tips fraying on the end of shoelaces. Shortened telomeres have been linked to a host of age-related illnesses such as heart disease and certain cancer. The longer your telomeres are, the slower you age!
Since we are born with these genes, the question is there anything we do help them to stay healthy longer thus reducing the aging process. The answer is YES you can slow the effects of The Aging Gene by these two vital nutrients, anthocyanins and resveratrol
Extensive research confirms that the most powerful antioxidant is a class of polyphenols known as anthocyanins. These nutrients create the deep red, blue, and purple pigments found in plants such as blueberries, elderberries, blackberries, and açaí. Berry anthocyanins strongly combat oxidative stress that can give protection from disease such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cancer, and allergic disorders. Eating these powerful anti-oxidants scientists are suggesting will help with the keeping the Aging Gene healthy.
Where as Resveratrol is a stilbenoid, which is a type of natural phenol and phytolexin that is found in in the skins of grapes blueberries, raspberries and mulberries. Resveratrol natures response to injury or when a plant is attacked by pathogens such as bacteria and fungi.
Anthocyanians and Resveratrol can be a hero ingredient in your skincare products. But I love giving my clients a high anti-oxidants mask in spring and summer made from fresh Berries so they can get the direct benefits from Anthocyanins and Resveratrol This mask is a perfect to stop the Aging Gene and help your skin to glow. This simple and amazing mask you will see the results the very first time you do it. All you need to do at home or we offer this as a part of your services in the salon.
Anti – Aging Gene Mask
- Tub of berries – fresh either blueberry, rasberrys, stawberries, purple grapes or a mixture of both.
- Two gauze masks.
Soaking up the juices with one of the gauze mask and squeeze to ensure that it will not drip over the client.
Place the berry soaked gauze over the clients face.
Then apply this paste onto the gauzed face
To ensure that the berry paste does not drop onto the bedding or the clients clothes place the second gauze over the clients face to hold it all in place.
Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes
Remove mask and use a tonner remove any excess
Moisturize and apply zinc base sunscreen.
Many of my clients love this treatment, so enjoy offering providing this anti-Aging Gene treatment to your clients or do it yourself at home. Just remember if you are going to do this treatment at home you do need to prep your skin prior with a great cleanse, exfoliation to ensure that the nutrients are not just sitting on dead dirty skin and giving you no benefit at all.