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Stay ahead of the curve and gain new insights as Derm RF presents the latest research on skin and skincare.

What if at age 85, you could have few, if any, wrinkles? Sound impossible? Not if you live in Yuzurihara, Japan, a small, mountainous village two hours from Tokyo, where smooth-skinned 90-year-olds are commonplace. In fact, 10% of the population is aged 85 or older—10 times the norm for North America—and most have the plump skin of people decades younger.

The town doctor who studied the villagers for 60 years suggested that their youthfulness is tied to their steady diet of locally grown root vegetables and starchy “sticky” potatoes. These foods, it turns out, promote hyaluronic acid levels in the body.

Derm RF JapanPhoto source: www.naturalhealthyes.com

 Known by dermatologists as “nature’s moisturizer,” hyaluronic acid retains 1,000 times its weight in water within the skin’s cells, repairing tissues and keeping skin smooth and soft with few wrinkles. Over time, the body produces less hyaluronic acid, so skin becomes drier and thinner and loses elasticity. In addition, crow’s feet, parentheses, “11s” and other lines that we get from repeated facial expressions begin to stick.

While Yuzurihara residents can rely on their local diet, until recently, the rest of us have only had the option to visit a dermatologist for an injection of hyaluronic acid into the skin to plump up the face and stop lines of expression from sticking. But the benefits require repeated office visits and are not available to most people.

Fortunately, recent advances in skincare science give you an alternative to injections. This product uses Liquid Cone Technology to melt hyaluronic acid directly into targeted wrinkles overnight for a visibly younger-looking appearance.

Thanks to these advances in skincare science, it no longer takes a village in Japan … or an appointment … to smooth our most bothersome wrinkles.

Do you have a wrinkle you obsess over? Tell us about your most bothersome wrinkle and what you are doing to prevent or minimize the signs of aging by commenting below.

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3 comments

  1. Could it also be the color or thickness of their skin?
    Irish people eat a lot of potatoes in their diets but are light skin colored & wrinkles are more noticable on them.

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