I’ve made several trips to Africa in the past few years. One was for pleasure: to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Several have been to meet and work with local healers and herbalists. And some have been because of the connections I’ve made with the people there.
As you may know, I co-founded the Kimbra Foundation a few years ago. Originally, its purpose was to help support and educate orphaned children in Uganda. We’ve since expanded to a clinic that offers healthcare to more than 300 needy children.
While in Africa, I also became aware of a serious trash problem.
But as odd as that may sound, this trash problem may soon offer you a powerful anti-aging secret for your skin.
Stick with me for a moment, because we may be on the brink of a new way to keep your skin looking smooth, supple, and more youthful… from trash.
I’m a big fan of dark chocolate. It’s loaded with antioxidants and appears to promote healthy circulation and blood pressure. It may also discourage dangerous blood clots from forming.
Dark chocolate has loads of antioxidants and appears to promote healthy circulation and blood pressure. It may also discourage dangerous blood clots from forming.
But making chocolate creates a lot of garbage.
The part of the cocoa plant we make into chocolate – the beans – make up just 10% of the harvested cocoa pods. The remainder is usually thrown out.
Lately, though, scientists have been taking another look at this cocoa-pod waste and have added them to animal feed.
Others have wondered if people might be able to use all those antioxidants…
And they’ve discovered cocoa pods may well be the next big breakthrough in skin care.
You’re probably familiar with cocoa butter, which is made from cocoa beans. Cocoa butter is great for your skin. It smoothes and moisturizes gently and naturally.
But cocoa pod extracts may be even better for your skin!
In a recent study, researchers discovered extracts made from cocoa pods have the potential to:
- Defend against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
- Discourage “age spots.” Cocoa-pod extract appears to block the enzyme responsible for creating these dark areas.
- Promote smoother, less wrinkled skin. Cocoa pod extracts also block two enzymes that break down the proteins that make skin smoother and more elastic.1
I’m following these developments closely. And I’m hoping that soon you’ll have access to a remarkably affordable and very powerful anti-aging formula for your skin
Until then, I recommend you stick to these:
- The best and safest sun protection currently available is zinc nanoparticles. These tiny zinc particles block the sun’s rays physically. They don’t readily absorb into your skin, like most sunscreen ingredients, and they begin working as soon as you apply them.
- The active ingredient in my skin serum, Caracol Bella, helps reduce age spots while providing firmness, elasticity and flexibility to your skin.
- Nutrients like vitamins C and D promote overall cellular health and preserve telomere length. Cells with longer telomeres act more like younger, healthy calls.
Please keep reading. I‘ll help you stay on the cutting edge of anti-aging discoveries. Whether it’s the latest in cellular technologies – or turning trash into a skincare bonanza – you’ll be the first to know.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
1. Karim, A.A., et al, “Phenolic composition, antioxidant, anti-wrinkles and tyrosinase inhibitory activities of cocoa pod extract,” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014, 14: 381.