How to age beautifully using the holistic science of beauty? How do you use the inside out, to care for your outer appearance? The Hormone Prescription Podcast is back with another episode! On this week's show, Rachel Varga will be discussing how hormone balance factors into healthy, glowing skin. Whether it's reducing wrinkles or restoring the skin's youthful glow, hormone balancing is a great way to prevent and correct various skin problems.
Rachel Varga is a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist with over 20,000 procedures performed and the author of unlocking your vitality. She's an international clinical trainer for other physicians and nurses, a celebrity skin expert. She's been featured on Bulletproof Radio as the health expert podcast with JJ virgin live with Dr. KellyAnn Petrucci and Naveen Jain, and more.
Rachel is also a speaker and a four-time academically published award-winning author in the field of plastic anesthetic nursing, as well as an executive board member and peer reviewer for the plastic surgical nursing journal. Through education on skincare skin and laser rejuvenation, nonsurgical solutions, healing lifestyle, and biohacking practices. Rachel helps inspire others with her unique toolkit to navigate and strategize aging and possibly well using the holistic science of beauty.
In this episode you'll learn:
The holistic science of beauty and how to know if you have a healthy skin
The skin problems of women during midlife and beyond
How inflammation affects our skin and what we can do about it
Practical tips to help you achieve radiant and glowing skin
The types of supplements for a better skin health
The safe options that you can take for skin problems like wrinkles, sagging, etc.
[03:21] one of the characteristic things that we tend to notice with our skin as we age usually starts to happen at about age 37 to 41. This is when we start to see changes in our hormones, we lose a little estrogen in some cases, which can lead to the loss of collagen and elastin.
[08:13] So at the end of the day, we want to make sure we're taking very potent antioxidants in our diet so that we have that internal protection.
[12:57] And I'll talk about some science about why going into the forest is good for you. There's all these compounds that are released from trees and plants that like terpenes, for example, they can be very helpful and supportive at combating inflammation. Also, the way that I like to get into the woods, is I like to get into areas where there's no cell phone reception, or Wi-Fi or anything like that.
[18:06] And I love how you talk about nature therapy and describe that kind of draining off those positive ions. I love to go to the beach at least once if not twice a week and just put my feet in the sand and in the ocean.
[19:04] Because at the end of the day, when we're working with mature skin, we you can't use the same skincare routine that is going to work for a teenager, you need more advanced and stabilized peptides, antioxidants, like vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A retinol.
[23:53] And I know that some people are saying but Rachel, like me, some people would be like a friend of mine who wants to know whose face is sliding. Her skin is sliding down her face. What is our safe option for wrinkling, sagging, volume loss, all of these things that women at midlife and beyond are dealing with to fix them more acutely.
[25:14] And then for the body, we need to make sure that we're doing strength conditioning, cardiovascular conditioning, and flexibility and stability. So lifting the weights, doing the cardio, doing the yoga, Qigong are great balancing practices as well.
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