Sep 24

Collagen is an important protein in the body that helps to produce skin, muscles and ligaments. Many times as skin sags, wrinkles or forms other cosmetic issues, it is due to an inadequate amount of collagen. Also, as people age, the amount of collagen the body naturally produces also decreases. Luckily, there are several foods you can eat that will help to promote collagen growth in the body so you can look and feel great. Look for foods that contain the following vitamins or nutrients and you will see improved skin quality as your body starts to produce higher levels of collagen.

Vitamin C

Foods rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, can not only help boost the immune system but this vitamin is also an essential component of the collagen production process. Other foods that contain vitamin C include leafy greens, broccoli, mangos and green peppers.

Niacin or Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a vitamin that not only helps to enhance the look of skin, but studies have also have shown that it enhances the body’s ability to produce collagen. Incorporating vitamin B3 into the diet with food or supplements can drastically improve the look of skin. Vitamin B3 can be found in foods such as swordfish tuna, peanuts, beets and sunflower seeds.

Copper

Copper is a mineral that not only acts as an antioxidant, preventing free radicals from damaging the skin, but according to several studies it is essential for the body to be able to produce collagen. Low copper levels in the body can lead to lower collagen production levels and a decrease in skin’s elasticity. Good sources of copper include mushrooms, peanuts and clams, copper can also be taken in pill form and is in many multivitamins. (Scientia Nutrition MultiVitamins are an excellent choice).

Soy

Soy is full of an isoflavone called genistein. Genistein in soy is able to enhance the speed and production of collagen in the body. Soy can be ingested through supplements or you can eat soybeans or soy based cheeses. Another easy way to get soy into your diet is to switch your dairy milk for soy milk.

Lycopenes

Lycopene, which is found in bright red, yellow and orange foods is another often overlooked source to help boost the rate of collagen production in the body and help your body consistently produce more collagen and elastin. Look for bright foods such as tomatoes, red, yellow and orange peppers, carrots and sweet potatoes, as these are all a great source of lycopenes.

A simple change to your diet can make a big difference in the quality of your skin over time, but to give yourself a real chance at success in today’s busy world, try Scientia Nutrition MultiVitamins from http://www.scientia-nutrition.com

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Oct 31

Skin Needling / Micro Needling

Skin Needling or Micro-Needling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy which is intended to smooth wrinkles, improve depressed acne scarring as well as reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It is one the newest, easiest and most effective skin treatments available and is a process which can be carried out clinically or in the home. As the process gains awareness it is important to understand, what skin needling is, how it works and whether it is a suitable treatment for you.

QUESTION? What do scars, wrinkles, stretch marks and uneven skin have in common?

ANSWER: A lack of collagen! If your body would produce more collagen then you wouldn’t get them. Using a Scientia Derma Roller offers nature a helping hand by encouraging collagen production in the skin, which helps prevent or reverse their formation.

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What is Micro-Needling?

Micro needling is process carried out with a roller that is covered with numerous tiny needles. These needles penetrate the upper layers of skin to a depth of up to 2mm (depending on the needle length used). This process has two major benefits. It effectively stimulates collagen formation at the same time as providing a clear channel for topical gels and creams to be absorbed more effectively through the top layer (epidermis) of skin. Microneedling creates a very minor (almost microscopic) trauma which lasts for a short period of time and does not result in bruising or swelling or bleeding in the treated area in the way that chemical peels, laser therapy or microdermabrasion do.

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How does Collagen Induction Therapy work

The microscopic punctures (which are often just the opening of the pores of your skin) stimulate collagen production in the dermis layer as it breaks some of the blood vessels directly below the surface of the skin. As the blood clots, it creates the right environment for collagen and elastin formation. It is these key ingredients which help the skin to appear rejuvenated.

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Although this sounds drastic, the process happens on a microscopic level and the outward appearance of any trauma is negligible. In fact, when done in the home with rollers of shorter needle lengths, you only get a reddening of the skin which lasts for a few hours. Clinical use of skin needling involves the use of numbing agents on the skin, so that the treatment can be carried vigorously with minimal discomfort. The Scientia Derma Roller is intended for use at home and should be used far more gently over a period of time. In this way, it becomes part of your daily routine, produces the same great results but costs a fraction of the price of expensive clinical visits. Visit our online ordering page to place an order.

 

Alternatives to Skin Needling

There are several alternatives to Micro-Needling, most of which require visits to clinical beauticians or other specialists. These include laser therapy, Chemical Peels and Micro-Dermabrasion. Results from these processes do differ from one person to the next as everyone’s body reacts differently to each treatment. However, using a Scientia Dermaroller (or skin roller) is certainly far less invasive, has a far lesser risk of complications and is generally much cheaper. (Particularly when considering treatment at home).

Micro-Needling – Who is it for?

Micro-needling is a great choice for people who haven’t had success with any other type of treatment, for those who would prefer tackling their skin issues in the privacy of the home, or those who wish to achieve success without the hugely inflated cost of clinical visits.

Order a Derma Roller Online

Also bear in mind that the use of skin creams or oil products are greatly boosted by using a Scientia Derma Roller (skin needling roller) as the absorption rate of the skin is raised considerably through the channels which are created by skin needling through the epidermis.

Scientia Derma Roller / Derma-Rollers.com offer a full money back guarantee (see our guarantee video for details). We promise to ship your order promptly and our payment process is safe and fully secure. The company has been a proud supplier to the UK National Health Service (NHS) for many years and we provide full post sale support via email and through our website.

Order online today! Or visit our skin needling before and after photos to see the amazing results.

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Oct 01

Aloe Vera Wrinkle Cream

Aloe Vera is a vital ingredient in any anti wrinkle cream, stretch mark cream or anti aging cream. Aloe Vera oil has well recognized healing and restorative properties, and is usually contained in top of the range lotions, creams and gel products. It is widely used to treat a huge range of skin conditions burns and even frostbite. Aloe Vera is also a fantastic moisturiser that keeps the skin supple and has the benefit of bringing oxygen to the skin cells – this increases both the synthesis and strength of skin tissue.

Aloe Vera Plant

Although Aloe Vera is by far the best known, there are in fact over 300 types of aloe. However, only a few are used for medicinal purposes. Aloe perryi (found in north-eastern Africa) and aloe ferox (found in South Africa) are a couple of the more popular varieties. But, as the most popular, the industry size for Aloe Vera is estimated to be about $125 million dollars. The volume of the industry for finished products (which include wrinkle creams, anti aging creams and scar removal creams) using Aloe Vera is estimated to be around $110 billion dollars.

Aloe Vera Uses

Humans have been known to use aloe even as far back as ancient Egypt. Cleopatra used aloe vera as part of her beauty regime and the Egyptians also used it as one of the ingredients in the production of embalming fluid. Fast forward a thousand years and the Europeans began using it as an important ingredient in their herbal based medicines. By the 16th Century, aloe vera had arrived in the West Indies: It is still grown and harvested there today.

Anti Aging Skin Cream

One of the main reasons Aloe Vera has become so popular in anti aging skin care creams among consumers is that it possesses incredible moisturising properties. Studies have shown that Aloe Vera improves the skin’s ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells and has an effective penetrating ability that helps transport healthy substances through the skin.

Dr. Ivan E. Danhof is considered the leading authority on the Aloe Vera plant. His studies have suggested that the gel found within the plant increase production of human fibroblast cells six to eight times faster than normal cell reproduction.

Fibroblast cells are found in the dermis layer (middle) of the skin and are responsible for fabricating collagen which is the skin’s support protein. The Aging process as well as sun exposure, means that fibroblasts slow their collagen production. As aging continues, the quality of collagen is lessened and wrinkling becomes deeper. Studies have found that not only does aloe improve fibroblast cell integrity, it also speeds up the process of collagen formation.

Natural Treatment Cream Gives Great Results!

Our skin cream, available in conjunction with the Scientia Derma Roller contains Aloe Vera amongst other natural ingredients such as Evening Primrose Oil and Vitamins C & E. In conjunction with the way in which Derma rollers boost skin absorption, the benefits as mentioned above (collagen production, anti-aging, wrinkle prevention etc) are delivered effectively to the treated areas to create the best possible opportunity for successful treatment. Aloe Vera is just one part of this complete package.

Visit our order online page for more information on how to order your vitamin rich Aloe Vera anti aging skin cream, or a Scientia Derma Roller. We also have Derma Roller before and after pictures and a Derma Rollers FAQ page. Treat your scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite or hair loss today!

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Jun 09

Smoking – a Leading Cause of Wrinkles

Smoking is bad for you: No surprises there! It is a major cause of cancer, emphysema as well as a whole host of other health related problems. It smells, it costs an ever increasing amount of money and is fast becoming a social taboo. What fewer people appreciate is that smoking is also a leading factor when it comes to aging of the skin. Wrinkles, sagging and lines are all a result of the ravages of cigarette smoke. Worse still, it does not require us to even be smokers ourselves to suffer. Simply being in a smoky environment has a negative effect on our skin. (Another hoorah for the smoking ban!)

How does smoking damage your skin?

Cigarette smoke, much like other pollutants in the atmosphere, damages the skin in part, because of its production of free radicals. The damage caused by these free radicals is present throughout our bodies. The skin, as our outermost layer, shows this damage most prominently: In particular, the face.

So what is a free radical and how does it promote these lines and wrinkles in the skin? Simply put, a free radical is a molecule with an imbalance of electrons. These unbalanced molecules react with cells in the body to “steal” electrons which in turn causes damage to the body’s cells.

According to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, dermatologist and author of The Perricone Prescription (HarperCollins), the effects of smoking in terms of ageing are significant. When we inhale just one puff of cigarette smoke, more than a trillion free radicals are produced in our lungs, which then trigger an inflammatory response that circulates throughout the body.

Over time, this damage extends to the collagen in our skin. Collagen is a protein which acts as the building block of our bodies. Amongst other things, it is responsible for both the elasticity and smoothness of our skin. Effectively, the more collagen we have, the smoother and tighter our skin is. i.e less wrinkles.

The “smoker’s face” is a real medical term!

In 1985 the term ‘smoker’s face’ was added to the medical dictionary. The characteristic of a smoker’s face, which tends to make people look older than they are, was defined as the following:

Lines or wrinkles on the face, particularly radiating at right angles from the upper and lower lips or corners of the eyes, deep lines on the cheeks or numerous shallow lines on the cheeks and lower jaw.

Smoking, Your Skin and Vitamin C

It is not just the production of these free radicals that reduces collagen production. Smoking also depletes the body’s stores of Vitamin C. In one study, smokers with similar intake had consistently lower blood Vitamin C levels compared to non-smokers. Vitamin C is involved in the synthesis of collagen and is a powerful anti-oxidant in itself.

Collagen production does slow down over time, regardless of it’s exposure to smoke. Hence, the older someone gets, the more likely they are to develop wrinkles. Promoting collagen production is the key to delaying this natural process as well as tackling the unnatural causes such as smoking.

Microdermabrasion, anti-oxidants and certain vitamins all found in various creams can fight both the development and existence of wrinkles by promoting the production of collagen in the skin. Furthermore, new techniques such as micro-needling also promote the development of new collagen.

The Solution to Treating and Removing Wrinkles

There are a number of invasive and expensive techniques to help resurface the skin, such as chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion, but these are all a trauma to the skin and are beyond the average budget.

The Ultimate Skin Care / Health and Beauty Product

Fortunately, the Scientia Derma Roller can be used to stimulate collagen production in the skin without damaging it, in the comfort of the home – all at a price which is kind to your purse! Better yet, your favourite skin creams can be absorbed by the skin up to 40 times more effectively after use!

What can Scientia Derma Rollers be used for?

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