Secret Weapons of Beauty: How to Look and Feel Young without Anyone Knowing

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Secret Weapons of Beauty: How to Look and Feel Young without Anyone Knowing

Dr. Johnson reveals some simple tips to look and feel young without a great deal of effort.

    1.Basic Skin Care: Wash and Tone your face in the morning and at night. Use a facial wash as regular soaps are far too harsh. DO NOT USE A MOISTURIZER OR YOUR FACE. Moisturizes clog the pores and inhibit the bodies need to get rid of dead damages skin.
    2. Advanced Skin Care: Everyone over the age of 35 should probably be on Retin A. Beauty companies have discovered this but remember that they cannot include therapeutic dosages of this active chemical (related to Vitamin A) in their over the counter brands. Starting dosages of 0.025 % are ideal. The dose can be increased to 1% as tolerated. The rule of thumb with Retin A is “out with the old”. This means that your face will appear to irriated , red, flake , and peel for about 7 – 10 days when you start using this substance. After the initial period, you will discover radiant, resilient skin that produces its own moisturizer. Note: Retin A is anti-wrinkle, anti-pore, anti-dark spots, and anti acne.
    3. Diet: Eat foods that are rich in color. The anti-oxidants in shrimp, lobster, crab, blueberries, blackberries, cantaloupe. Watermelon, pomegranate, etc help to boost your immune system, tighten your face, and eliminate wrinkles. The3D Facelift Perricone Diet really works:

The 3-Day Diet Menu

Eating salmon twice a day allows for the benefits of the DMAE, astaxanthin and essential fatty acids in the salmon to take effect, but if you want to mix things up a bit and give your taste buds a break, feel free to substitute poultry or tofu (but keep in mind that the essential fatty acids and antioxidants in salmon are what helps make skin appear supple, radiant and glowing).

Breakfast

3-egg omelet and/or 4-6 ounce grilled salmon
½ cup cooked oatmeal (not instant)
2 inch wedge of cantaloupe or ⅓ cup fresh berries
No juice, coffee or toast (replace coffee with black or green tea to prevent caffeine withdrawal)
8-12 ounces spring water

Lunch

4-6 ounces grilled salmon (or canned salmon)
2 cups green salad made with romaine lettuce or other dark, leafy greens (dress with extra virgin olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice)
1 kiwi fruit or cantaloupe and berries as above
8-12 ounces spring water

Dinner

4-6 ounces grilled salmon
Green salad as described above
½ cup steamed veggies (especially asparagus, broccoli, spinach; no root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips)
Cantaloupe and berries
8-12 ounces spring water

Before Bedtime Snack

1 apple
2-ounce slice of turkey breast of 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
Small handful of hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds

Shopping List

For the main course (breakfast, lunch, or dinner):
1 dozen fresh eggs
Old-fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds of fresh salmon minimum, cut into 6 portions
8 ounces of thinly sliced, low-salt turkey or chicken breast
1 can of sardines packed in olive oil, or 1 can of low-sodium tuna packed in water
Low-glycemic fruits:
2 ripe cantaloupes
1 pint of strawberries
1 pint of blueberries
1/2 pint of raspberries
1/2 pint of blackberries
3 green apples
2 pears or an additional 2 green apples
2 lemons
Green vegetables:
1 pound of asparagus
1 pound of broccoli
1 pound of fresh spinach
2 heads of romaine lettuce
Good sources of healthy fats:
Olives, fresh or canned
Raw, unsalted almonds
Hazelnuts
Macadamia nuts
8-ounce bottle of extra virgin olive oil
Finally, 3 or 4 gallons of spring water. The 3-Day Diet calls for six 8- to 12-ounce servings of water and an additional 2 glasses of water minimum throughout the day. Try keeping fresh water at your desk at work or in your car.

4.Exercise, Sex, and Sleep:

People who exercise regularly look younger. Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, getting your heart rate up to 80% of maximum is the goal. In addition, individuals who have regular, safe sex look younger according to number studies. Finally, one should have at least 8 hours of sleep per night to look and feel youthful. During sleep, many of the recovering enzymes are secreted and working (e.g. Growth Hormone). So go out there and have a great time exercising, having sex, and then having a nice restful sleep. You will wake up refreshed and looking youthful.

For more information on this and related subjects, please contact our office. Dr. Johnson is an expert in age management and non-surgical, medical anti-aging modalities. Schedule an appointment with CLJohnsonMD to determine if you are a candidate. info@cljohnsonmd.com or call (212) 271-0156