Leading Australian naturopath and iridologist, Will Shannon, has shared his insights into how to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and get flawless skin at any age.
“We seem to be on an endless search for skin perfection. What few Australian women realise is that flawless, wrinkle free skin is achievable without the need to blast your face with chemicals,” Will says.
1. Use jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is golden with little odour as it comes from the jojoba seed which makes up about 50 per cent of the content. It can be used as a makeup remover, a lip balm and occasionally as a hair treatment. Massage in jojoba oil into any dry spots for some extra hydration.
2. Take magnesium
Magnesium is a muscle relaxant, sometimes used to relive constipation and also in cases of people suffering depression. It will help release the muscles holding chronic states of tension, which in the face, will reduce the signs of wrinkles.
3. Drink water
Although an easy one, you must drink at least 2 litres of water a day. We breathe out half a litre of moisture a day, and our bowels need 1.5L of water just to function properly each day.
4. Take circulatory supplements
Cayenne pepper, ginger and garlic are all good for the skin as they drive circulation around the body help to prevent cold hands and feet. Use such supplements to boost your memory, as it is difficult for the heart to drive blood (against gravity) to the brain, and are very good for the skin. Nervous states shut down peripheral circulation which will ultimately have an effect on your skin.
5. Avoid Botox
My advice would be to avoid Botox as it is the most deadliest poison for the skin. Your body needs to eliminate the poisons via the blood stream which can potentially cause more health challenges. Botulinum toxin is from a bacteria that used to grow in rancid meat. It inhibits nerve function, and hence the nerves that control that muscle can’t fire. Botox dampens the muscles that fire in the face to produce emotion, hence you feel, and look, less emotional.
6. Get rest/stress less
Meditate, enjoy your time with friends and family and get proper amounts of rest. Resting and stressing less relax the nervous system which in turn allows the body to get into deeper states of relaxation to heal itself – letting your skin bounce back quicker each day.
7. Take horsetail
Forget inorganic silica, take horsetail herb which is full of copious amounts of horsetail making the skin, hair and nails very bright. Horsetail has traditionally been used by herbalists and it’s great for the kidneys and for flushing excess oedema (fluid retention) away safely and naturally. Even if you don’t have fluid retention take it for a safe, and naturally healthy glow.
8. Use a dry skin brush
The skin is sometimes called the third kidney and has to eliminate 1 billion skin cells a day. Brush the dead skin away to reveal a cleaner layer underneath. Brush towards the heart every day in the bath or shower to give your skin a helping hand.
9. Avoid soft drinks and alcohol
Although repeated to us often, it is best to avoid these drinks as they dehydrate the skin, clog up and strain the kidneys and hence put a toxic load on the skin.
For more information or to book an appointment with Will Shannon visit www.willshannon.com