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  • Submitted: Aug 28 2017 11:06 PM
  • Date Updated: Aug 28 2017 11:43 PM
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lipowheat carnosine rosmarinic acid 30% cerave hyaluronic acid and ceramides matrixyl 3000 + argireline peptide + vitamin c 8 oz serum great lakes hydrolyzed collagen powder uva and uvb blocking sunscreen l-theanine vitamin a

Description

In addition to the stack, I recommend:

 

1. Not tanning or being outdoors in the sun without sunscreen. Aside from glycation this is the greatest contributor to aging in terms of appearance.  

2. Improving sleep quality. Glycine is included in hydrolyzed collagen powder, this helps. Melatonin helps. So does L-Theanine. Other sleep tips are based on proper sleep hygiene:

 

SLEEP:

  • Do not eat 3 hrs before bed (collagen powder is fine obviously).
  • Do not drink alcohol 4 hrs before bed if at all possible.
  • Get a sleep study done, ensure you do not have sleep apnea. If you do have sleep apnea, USE CPAP.
  • Sleep in a cool room.
  • Wind down 30 mins or more before bed with mindless TV.
  • Use amber lighting at night. Philips Hue color bulbs work great for this.
  • Use Amber apps on phone and PC. f.lux for Mac / Windows and use the built in features of your phone for amber at night.
  • Try to avoid alarms where possible. Learn to wake up automatically.
  • Stay within a 7 to 8 hour sleep window. Do not take naps.
  • Do NOT drink caffeinated drinks or use nicotine after 3pm. Consider 3pm the cut off for caffeine.
  • Do not drink caffeine between 8 and 9 am or 12 and 1pm. (cortisol spikes)
  • Exercise 4x a week consistently. Sauna use counts as exercise and may even help with skin on its own.

 

3. In addition to sleep quality is the fasting. Fasting for longer than 48 hours can help with skin quality once you begin refeeding after the fast.

 

P.S. I left off a topical formulation of rosmarinic acid until I can fully evaluate it in all carriers.


Ingredient Dosage Frequency Administration
Lipowheat 350 mg Daily With food.
Carnosine 500 mg 3x daily Usually with meals.
Rosmarinic Acid 30% 500 mg Daily With oils or foods with fat. May also improve sleep quality, but fat helps with bioavailability so taken at night just use a small amount of oil.
CeraVe Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides 1 serving(s) Daily When face is wet with warm water.
MATRIXYL 3000 + ARGIRELINE Peptide + Vitamin C 8 oz Serum 1 serving(s) Daily Apply this preferably after a workout or near bedtime after wetting face with warm water. Preferably after a dose of hydrolyzed collagen powder.
Great Lakes Hydrolyzed Collagen Powder 6 gram Daily This should be taken in a fasted state, 3 hours after a meal. At bedtime is best. Improves sleep quality which is vital for skin. Also more collagen is produced during sleep.
UVA and UVB blocking sunscreen 1 serving(s) -- When outside for longer than 5 to 10 mins.
L-Theanine 300 mg Daily At night before bed to improve sleep quality.
Vitamin A 5000 IU every other day Some people like myself convert beta carotene poorly, if this is the case, take vitamin A in low doses either every day or every other day with fatty foods.


Please note that if you only pick any one single thing off this list, pick the CeraVe and focus on good habits mentioned in the description.