OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
I can’t think of a better profession than working in Anti Aging and Anti Inflammatory Sciences. There is no greater reward for a physician than to have their patients get healthy and watch them look and feel younger. Slowing, stopping and reversing the progression of cardiovascular, arthritis and diabetes is a reward unlike any other.
The advantage of seeing a professional anti aging practitioner is not only the custom results that become obvious very quickly, but also (given a knowledgeable practitioner) the client saves money by not purchasing marginally effective anti aging products.
Here’s an example:
Exfoliants not only help remove dead skin cells that weigh down and suffocate aging skin, but also stimulate the production of Glycosaminoglycans***, improve skin moisture, and boost the activity of skin-protecting antioxidants.
Exfoliants range in price from super cheap (which may be too harsh) to, “Honey, we need to take a second mortgage on our house to buy my anti aging products!”
I have found that the most effective – and cheapest – way to exfoliate the skin is to use regular aspirin tablets. (Don’t buy enteric coated aspirin for exfoliation. A bottle of 500 aspirin will cost you less than $10 and will last for up to a year depending on how many times you exfoliate your skin)
In a small amount of warm water, crush five 325mg aspirin tablets to create a paste, and then spread on your face and neck. Allow it to dry before rinsing it off with a soft washcloth.
Aspirin is not only an anti-inflammatory, but the salicylic acid in aspirin loosens dead skin, revealing fresher, softer skin. Exfoliation with aspirin is recommended to be used no more than once per week.
Exfoliation with aspirin works! It’s cost effective. It’s powerful.
Be sure to check a small part of your body with this mixture PRIOR to using it on your face and neck.
BE SURE TO CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL PRIOR TO USE ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE ON BLOOD THINNING MEDICATIONS.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
Though each article and/or opinion contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided, if used,
NO ARTICLE OR CONCLUSION IS MEANT TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT OR CURE DISEASE.
CONSULT YOUR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO YOUR HEALTH REGIMEN.
Contact: DrKenRomeo1@yahoo.com (Reno, NV) 775-870-6942
***Glycosaminoglycans: A family of carbohydrates that help with the maintenance and support of collagen and elastin.
Glycosaminoglycans primary role is to maintain and support collagen, elastin and turgidity (bounce) in the cellular spaces and keep protein fibers in balance and proportion. It also promotes the ability of the collagen and elastin fibers to retain moisture, therefore remaining soluble. In skin care products, they are essential to the epidermal & dermal cells metabolism and keeping the collagen and elastin of the skin in good condition. Glycosaminoglycans are important in the reaction of copper peptides to help repair wrinkles and scarring. Known as the water reserve of the viable epidermis and dermis, these carbohydrates are dependent on fluid intake. Glycosaminoglycans are also linked to the lymphatic system. (Source: PUBMED & WIKIPEDIA)