DMAE & MSM
For several decades, I have been extolling the virtues of DMAE as both a nutritional supplement and as a topical treatment to combat the signs of aging of the face and body.
DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) is a nutritional substance that is a powerful anti-inflammatory and membrane stabilizer. DMAE is a precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that causes muscles to contract and tighten under the skin. Therefore, it can help maintain muscle tone in the face and body as we age, helping to prevent both sagging and drooping of the muscles under skin. In fact, it is not wrinkles that are the greatest culprit in giving the face an aged appearance – it is the loss of anatomical position that results in the sagging and drooping of the underlying muscles.
When applied topically in the form of a lotion, the effects are almost immediately visible. The effects are also cumulative. Studies looking at weeks, months and even up to a year of use show that improvements and benefits continue to accrue.
Application of a DMAE-rich topical treatment results in almost instantaneous benefits. The skin looks firmer, lifted, less lined, and smoother. If a pea-sized drop of a DMAE-containing lotion is spread on one side of the face, gently rubbed into the nasolabial fold, around the eye, forehead, under the chin and on the neck, results can be seen in about 20 minutes. The side of the face and jaw line with the DMAE will appear more contoured, the eye will be open wider, the nasolabial fold lessened. The effect is dramatic. There will also be an immediate reduction in lines and wrinkles. DMAE is also outstanding in tightening up the dimpled skin on the back of the thighs and the upper arms.
Also, the appearance of both fine and deep lines is reduced, and best of all, there is a wonderful (and very visible) increase in overall radiance and evenness of skin tone and color.
Most MSM benefits stem from the chemical’s role in building nearly every cell in the body. However, it’s also famous for inhibiting the breakdown of collagen, making it a key player in anti-aging treatments.
Its high sulfur content, which represents a whopping 34% of its composition, reduces inflammation and detoxifies the body.
Not impressed yet? MSM also improves cell wall permeability, allowing vital nutrients to flow through to cells.
As for the fight against aging, MSM enhances antioxidant usage, helping to decrease free radicals and providing numerous other anti-aging
Due to the sulfur content in MSM and the chemical’s enhancement of antioxidants in the body, MSM has an impressive list of uses. When used
MSM has an almost miraculous effect on the skin. Because of its positive association with collagen, it actually fights against wrinkles by decreasing the breakdown of collagen beneath the skin.
Thanks again to its sulfur content, it even improves hair and nail growth, fights against cracked or thinning nails and improves the overall health of cuticles.
Those dealing with chronic or acute acne may also find relief with a cream containing this powerful ingredient. To explain, MSM limits androgen hormones and helps the skin become more permeable. This means that the toxins leading to blackheads, whiteheads and cysts have a better chance of being released. On top of that, MSM can even help reduce acne scars by boosting collagen growth.
As great as these MSM benefits are, it does far more for the skin than simply smooth wrinkles and fight acne. It also soothes itching, hydrates dry skin, reduces scar tissue and improves wound healing from cuts and burns. Oh, and good news for rosacea sufferers – it also helps soothe and decrease redness in the skin.