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Healthy Skin Over 50: New Solutions

What happens to our skin as we age, what preventions can we use, and what supplements can help support it? For some answers for glowing, healthy skin, let's turn to science. And hint, hint: the results are not just for women.

Aging skin isn’t just about the passage of time. What’s often referred to as “a youthful glow” does not have to be completely given up. There are two scientific reasons for glowing skin: cell renewal and blood circulation. The visible changes to our skin are the outward manifestation of the cellular decline we all undergo. As we age, that coveted natural glow diminishes, leaving us searching for those solid solutions to maintaining a bit of radiance. For those of us over 50, the quest for healthy skin is top of mind. And rightfully so, as there is a lot going on beneath the surface:

  • A decrease in collagen production: Collagen gives skin its firmness; as we age, collagen production slows, leading to wrinkles and sagging.
  • Reduced skin elasticity: Elastin, responsible for skin’s stretchiness, diminishes with age, causing the skin to lose its bounce-back.
  • Damage due to environmental exposure and lifestyle: We are mainly talking about the sun here, and those early days of sunbathing with baby oil and iodine took a toll. Damage from the sun can force our skin to work overtime to maintain health. A decline in our cell turnover rate: New skin cells replace old ones more slowly, making the skin appear less radiant.

One of our brand partners, fatty15, has quite a bit of research to share with regards to the age-related breakdown of our cells — and a science-backed solution that you might be curious about. 

Lifestyle solutions and the best ways to supplement them

Two important lifestyle choices that can have a big impact on the health of your skin are water and sunscreen. Hydration is key. Proper hydration boosts elasticity, prevents dryness, and helps to flush out toxins — resulting in a more radiant complexion. And, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher shields against both UVA and UVB rays — reducing the risk of sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer.

To maximize the health of our skin, we should also look to vitamins and supplements; most of these will be familiar to you, but there is probably one that is new.

Vitamin E: Found in most skincare lotions, it works well topically to condition and soften. When taken as a supplement, vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and plays a crucial role in protecting the skin from those harmful UV rays.

Vitamin D:  Contributes to skin cell growth and repair, enhancing our natural healing process of damaged skin. 

Vitamin C:  Offers antioxidant protection and stimulates collagen production that work together to brighten your skin tone. 

Pentadecanoic acid:  Also known as C15:0, a fatty acid that fortifies cell membranes, increases mitochondrial function, boosts collagen production, and enhances moisture retention in the skin. And, it is the first essential fatty acid to be discovered in 90 years. 

As with any changes to your nutritional plan, talking with your healthcare professional is always recommended. 

Healthy, glowing skin — the fatty15 way

fatty15 contains a pure C15:0 powder (known as FA15TM) that supports long-term cellular wellness and strengthens cell membranes. (More about this new fatty acid.) Classified as an odd-chain saturated, essential fatty acid, fatty15 is a sturdy nutrient that reduces damage and acts like an armor for our cells, protecting against age-related breakdown and helping to keep them young and healthy. By incorporating C15:0 supplements into your wellness routine, you can address the root causes of aging skin and restore its natural vitality and glow.

fatty15, supplement, skin health
fatty15, supplement, skin health

Age vivaciously, not just gracefully

Elevate your cells. By incorporating C15:0 supplements into your wellness routine, you can address the root causes of aging skin, restoring some of its natural vitality and glow. It’s time to let your skin reflect and be a part of your spirited, healthy lifestyle.

Fatty15 is on a mission to replenish your C15:0 levels for aging vivaciously. You can get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to fatty15.com/AGEIST and using code AGEIST at checkout.

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The ideas expressed here are solely the opinions of the author and are not researched or verified by AGEIST LLC, or anyone associated with AGEIST LLC. This material should not be construed as medical advice or recommendation, it is for informational use only. We encourage all readers to discuss with your qualified practitioners the relevance of the application of any of these ideas to your life. The recommendations contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or stopping any treatment that has been prescribed for you by your physician or other qualified health provider. Please call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical or psychiatric emergency.

Ashley Feltner
Ashley is a writer, an artist, and an ideator who has placed storytelling into her process for bringing sales and marketing ideas to life for over 20 years. Her background includes recruiting, training, content development, and ERG leadership within highly matrixed organizations that provide her a unique perspective and an ability to authentically connect with individuals from all walks of life. With the desire to place a little humanity into the digital experience, Ashley believes that words do matter, a little empathy goes a long way, and having a purpose in life is imperative. She and her husband Gabe live in Nashville, TN with two very active teenage daughters and two very lazy field spaniels.

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