When it comes to our skin, we all want to look to our best, but unfortunately stress, aging, and a variety of environmental factors can cause our skin to age rather rapidly. Renowned dermatologist Dr. Karen R. Stolman and nationally renowned nutritionist Brooke Alpert joined me for an interview this week to discuss Redox Signaling Molecules and a groundbreaking Redox supplement that can help improve the look and feel of our skin.
Candace Rose: Brooke, let’s begin with the importance of nutrition to the health of our skin. Why does nutrition plan a role in caring for our skin?
Brooke Alpert: “It’s so important to remember that the skin is the largest organ of our body, so what you eat greatly effects your skin. It’s so great because your skin is a great way to see what’s going on internally as well. It’s really important to eat well, to supplement wisely, but what I love that we’re starting to realize and the new conversation that’s happening is starting to talk about your cell health. Those are your cells, which are basically if you have unhealthy cells, you’re not even going to be able to take care of your skin or absorb any of the vitamins and minerals of the food in your diet.
There’s some groundbreaking technology that we’re learning about at this conference today which is called Redox Signaling Molecules. Basically these are molecules that are native to our body and they start to diminish as we age. We start to lose them as we get older from aging, stress, toxins, environmental stresses. This company called ASEA has developed a groundbreaking technology that’s able to create these molecules outside the body and have placed them in a supplement called ASEA Redox supplement. You’re then able to consume these molecules two ounces a day. You consume these molecules and they help replenish the ones that we’re losing constantly. Once you have more of these molecules in your body, that means you have healthier cells. Healthier cells then absorb the vitamins and minerals even better which then creates a healthier, better you.”
Candace Rose: What vitamins and minerals are essential for skin health?
Brooke Alpert: “Absolutely! Vitamin C is one of the biggest vitamins. We always talk about it for our immune system but it’s really important for your skin because vitamin C is a precursor to collagen and elastin production. Those are the two proteins in your skin that keep you looking really youthful. But again, if your cells aren’t healthy, you can take all the vitamin C from your food, from your diet, from your supplements…they’re not going to be absorbed into your body.
If you start with the supplement (the ASEA Redox Supplement) adding vitamin C as a variety of food in your diet, you’re guaranteed for a healthier body and healthier skin. I’m also excited that there’s a skincare product which of course Dr. Stolman can talk about more. Between the supplement as well as the skincare line, we’re able to do a real two-for-one approach. We can do it from the outside in and the inside out and you’re hitting healthy cells and healthy skin at every angle.”
Candace Rose: Dr. Stolman, do you have any tips on how we can heal and replenish our skin?
Dr. Karen R. Stolman: “In my practice I specialize in cosmetics and I get asked about that every day, and how to renew your skin and help it look better and look healthier because we’re fighting aging, we’re fighting environmental toxins and glutens. With time we do decline in the function of our skin cells. Our skin cells lose their optimum function. We have these Redox Signaling Molecules that are so vital to their function, so if we can replace them on top of the skin, it’s pretty amazing. For the first time they’ve been stabilized outside our body and they’re native to our body anyway. We’ve been able to replicate them outside and put them in a gel. We can apply it twice a day. We had studies showing that in just one month of application, we’re seeing an improvement in the quality of the skin which increases smoothness and improvement in the tone and texture.”