Home Add to Favorite Contact Submit  
             19 January, 2020
 

    
Category:  Articles » Health & Fitness » Anti-Aging

 

Is Beta Glucan The Next Best Anti Aging Skincare Secret?

Popularity:
         Views: 1568
2007-09-22 10:45:52     
Article by Joseph Giordano

For those of you like me who watch late-night TV, you probably have been bombarded with infomercials that promote various anti aging skincare products. Since there are literally hundreds of these products on the market, it is no wonder that we are confused about which product is truly beneficial for our skin. Several of these formulas are manufactured for medical doctors and contain many of the latest cosmeceuticals on the market today. Other products are touted as being able to help reduce facial lines and wrinkles, improve the texture of our skin, and even give our skin an instant "face lift".

While some of these products are beneficial for our skin, a good percentage of them also contain synthetic preservatives and fragrances. These chemical substances have been shown to cause allergic reactions in some people, while other ingredients found in these products may cause other serious health problems.

One natural compound that has been added to anti aging skin care formulas is beta glucan. This nutrient is sold in health food stores in capsule form. It has been shown in scientific studies to be an effective immune stimulant. Because of the significant increases in cancer and other immune related diseases that we see these days, research scientists are studying several compounds in order to find better ways to naturally stimulate immune system functioning, thus helping to ward off disease.

Nutritionists and naturopathic physicians have long maintained the importance of eating grains such as barley and oats as these foods contain beta glucan in their cell walls. Interestingly enough, an important medicinal mushroom called Maiitake also contains beta glucan and has been used to treat cancer. This natural substance, beta glucan, has also been shown to increase T cell count and has helped increase the lifespan of some cancer patients.

While the benefits of beta glucan for some forms of cancer have been established, there has been a lot of debate among skincare researchers about the efficacy of beta glucan in the treatment of aging skin since this compound contains a large molecule. In order for any skin care formula to be effective, it must be able to penetrate through the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and pass into the dermis (second layer of skin). The dermis layer of our skin is very important because that is where our collagen fibers are located. As we age, these collagen fibers decrease in number thus causing our skin to wrinkle. One scientific study has shown that beta glucan can penetrate into the second layer of our skin and thereby help diminish the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, it has been shown to help increase the firmness of our skin.

This nutrient is not only beneficial because of its cosmetic enhancement benefits but also because it is free of side effects. When compared to the alpha hydroxy skincare formulas, beta glucan does not cause any skin irritation or redness. Some skin care formulas that contain alpha hydroxy acids will also contain beta glucan and aloe vera since they help neutralize the irritating effects of the alpha hydroxys. Alpha hydroxy skincare formulas are beneficial for aging skin since they help remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. But it should be noted that formulas that contain a higher percentage of these acids will cause more severe skin irritation and redness than milder formulas.

Are beta glucan skincare creams a more effective anti aging skincare treatment as compared to botox injections?

Botox has certainly been helpful with treating wrinkles that exist around the eyes and on the forehead; it also helps reduce scars. However, despite its benefits, this medical treatment must be repeated every few months in order for it to maintain its effectiveness. Additionally, there are a number of various side effects associated with this treatment. These include such issues as pain, redness, and a temporary drooping of the skin. Beta glucan, on the other hand, is virtually free of side effects and can also help treat scars and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Perhaps you should discuss with your dermatologist if adding beta glucan to your skin care regimen is a good treatment option for you. Keep in mind that botox treatments have not been shown to be beneficial for wrinkles that exist around the mouth. This area of the face may be more successfully treated with other natural skincare compounds like beta glucan, along with other cosmeceuticals such as argireline, matrixyl, alpha lipoic acid, and DMAE.

It is also good to keep in mind that in most cases there is no one specific skincare compound that can successfully treat aging skin. Instead, a combination of natural substances used collectively will bring about the most desirable results. Beta glucan is one important compound that can be used to treat cosmetic problems, along with the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Adhering to a healthy diet, exercise, not smoking, and moderate alcohol consumption are other important factors that can help to maintain healthy skin.

Some medical authorities suggest that more scientific studies need to be conducted on beta glucan in order to validate the positive claims made about its anti aging skincare benefits. Other physicians believe that this nutrient is an effective antioxidant and is beneficial in the treatment of cancer, but that it has no anti aging skincare benefits. Despite these conflicting claims, one controlled study conducted in Alberta, Canada has shown that a skincare cream containing this nutrient has a beneficial effect on aging skin.

If you decide to incorporate this compound in your skincare regimen, make sure it contains a purified extract of beta glucan. It is important that the product contain a significant amount of this ingredient in order to achieve the most desirable results. The use of beta glucan, along with other natural botanical compounds, may just be one of the best anti aging skincare remedies on the market today.

Joseph Giordano has done extensive research on herbs, essential oils, and other natural compounds used to treat different health and skin care conditions. As a teenager and young adult, he suffered from acne and dry skin due to severe sun exposure. Through the use of several natural skin care formulas and medicated creams prescribed by his doctors, he was able to successfully treat his acne and dry skin conditions. He is not a medical doctor, and cannot prescribe, but offers a free educational newsletter to those who subscribe though his website at http://www.natural-products-for-your-skin.com/anti-aging-skincare.html The site focuses on a variety of different skin conditions along with the natural skin care treatments used to treat those situations. The information contained on his site and newsletter should be used for informational purposes only, and not serve as a substitute for professional medical advice.

Specialized in: Anti Aging Skincare - Skincare
URL: http://www.natural-products-for-your-skin.com
Print article      Bookmark this page
Related Articles 
How to Find the Best Facial Cream For Frown Lines (Popularity: ): Yesterday I was in a conversation with one of my friends who was sharing her worries related to facial frown lines with me. She told me that she has already tried dozens of skin care creams and unfortunately nothing really worked for her. Now, she is looking for the best facial cream for frown lines available out there.I agree that it is important to try the best facial cream for ...
Looking Young is Never Too Late for Old Adults (Popularity: ): Whenever we come across issues regarding healthy lifestyle, we are always reminded that we should quit smoking, eat a balanced diet and lose weight.At the same time, we are advised by doctors that regular exercise has a major role in catalyzing the lifestyle approaches toward staying in good shape.Recent studies showed that habitual exercising stimulates the body system, particularly the blood's passageway in the heart by dilating the coronary vessels. ...
Out to Pasture (Popularity: ): To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. -Bernard M. BaruchIs retirement right for you?Bob Barker, the host of The Price is Right, will "retire" this year. He is 83 years old. If he had stopped working at 65, there's a good possibility Mr. Barker might not have passed this octogenarian milestone. Why? Maybe retirement can be detrimental to your health. It brings with it melancholy ...
Antiaging Skin Care (Popularity: ): The foundation of antiaging skin care is to protect your skin from damage as the years go by, specifically to protect it from exposure to the sun. This is very difficult for several reasons: most of us have a lot of exposure to the sun when we are small children and, in Western culture, it is both fashionable to have a suntan and a popular form of recreation to lounge ...
Blackberry - Just the FAQs (Popularity: ): When the plant antioxidant story became public a few years ago, one of the first fruits to rise to the top of the ORAC charts was the blackberry (Rubus ursinus). A member of the rose family (Rosacea) and Rubus species of brambleberries (also called "caneberries"), the blackberry has become one of Oregon's most important fruit exports. Blackberries have an exotic nature to them perpetuated by the culinary fame of the ...


Related Business 
Savou Anti Aging Skincare Beta Alistine (Popularity: ): Offering a variety of body care products, including Beta Alistine, anti aging skin care. Retail and wholesale.
Priori: Anti Aging Face Cream (Popularity: ): Priori®, The Anti-Aging Authority, is the most innovative source of anti-aging science and proprietary patented technologies for the professional skincare market worldwide that are simply not available through any other professional skincare brand.
Priori Skincare Products (Popularity: ): Priori is the Australia's leading online shop of organic and natural skincare beauty products. Find solutions for your skin type; choose moisturizers, even tones, cleansers and more. PRIORI®, The Anti-Aging Authority, is the most innovative source of anti-aging science and proprietary patented technologies for the professional skincare market worldwide that are simply not available through any other professional skincare brand.
Advice For Making Use Of A Skin Care Anti Aging Cream (Popularity: ): The Daily Anti Aging Cream site offers details to help safeguard and improve aging skin. Learn about anti-aging skincare routines so wrinkles, face lines, acne, and cellulite are put to rest.
Agein - Anti-Aging Advice and Solutions (Popularity: ): At Agein.com, our goal is to inspire and coach our readers to adapt an anti-aging lifestyle that suits their individual needs. Our anti-aging experts will educate you on diet, fitness, and skin care, and how all of these areas affect the way we look and feel. Agein.com also provides you with the information on all of the latest advances in anti-aging research, the hottest anti-aging trends in Hollywood, and beauty ...
ABAC GmbH (Popularity: ): Development and commercialisation of bioproducts including 1,3-beta-D-glucan, mannoprotein, CM glucan and mycotoxin binder. Includes competencies and profile of company in Schlieren, Switzerland.
Beauty Beverly Hills (Popularity: ): Beauty Beverly Hills has the best in beauty products including anti aging, anti wrinkle skincare such as Mediderm, CLEAROGEN, H.Wood.Beauty, Rejuve MD, Revivogen, Skin2Skin Care, Definitions Skin Care, Menaji Skincare and many Beverly Hills product lines. If you ever wanted to know the secret of what Skin care products celebrities use, the Beverly Hills skin care products are the answer.
Lifecellskin – Best Anti Aging Cream (Popularity: ): When it comes to embellishing the real beauty naturally then nothing can be better than the Lifecell anti aging cream. It is the sole solution to your skin problems that come up with aging. But the most important aspect of this cream is its anti aging and anti wrinkle feature, which are meant to make you younger and more beautiful.
Natural Anti Aging Tips (Popularity: ): Want to look younger, check out best natural methods to cure anti aging. You can achieve younger look by using anti aging nutrition, food and vitamins. Anti Aging Nutrition can help you great in looking good. Learn natural and organic anti aging tips.
MiLi Beauty and Health (Popularity: ): MiLi Beauty and Health supplies a variety of anti-aging oils and anti-aging treatments for men and women. At MiLi, we offer the top anti-aging facial oil and anti-aging skin care.