Tired looking, aging skin can be a concern even for women in their 30’s. In our fast paced life, we are always under stress and pressure and often don’t get enough sleep. We eat on the run and don’t give our body the nutrients it needs. As part of natural skin care tips for aging skin, there is one nutrient that’s recommended not only for the heart, but also for the skin which is CoQ10.
CoQ10 is an antioxidant that prevents cell damage caused by free radicals. Studies showed that this nutrient can enhance firmness and improve skin tone when applied topically or taken internally. Read on to learn more about the benefits of CoQ10 as explained by Kamila Fiore, the resident Nurse Practitioner at the Sears’ Center for Health and Wellness in Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
Most women come to see me about their health. But a lot of them ask about the health of their skin, too. And their top concern seems to be aging skin. “I use a good cleanser,” they say. “I moisturize and tone. But is there something else I should be doing to keep my skin looking younger?” My answer is yes, because your skin needs more than moisture. It needs nourishment. My top choice for younger looking skin is better known for its heart health benefits. In fact, it’s so powerful, it can even improve the condition of people who need heart transplants.1 I’m talking about CoQ10. And it has some remarkable properties that can leave your skin looking years younger. Best of all, CoQ10 can work directly through your skin.
Outside of its heart benefits, CoQ10 is best known as an antioxidant.
Toxins, pollutants, sunburn and even exercise create rogue molecules – called free radicals. These free radicals damage your cells – including your DNA. And when your DNA is damaged, cells will often “commit suicide” – called apoptosis. This keeps the damaged DNA from replicating and making new, mutant cells.
CoQ10 helps mop up the free radicals that do this damage. So fewer of your skin cells die and your skin remains healthier and more vibrant.2
But that’s not all CoQ10 can do for your skin. It’s good for wrinkles, too.
You can take CoQ10 internally, to improve many bodily functions, including your heart and skin. Dr. Sears also offers a natural CoQ-Tone Toner that will help improve your skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.