Internal and External Anti-Aging Skin Repair


Many of us older folks are interested in skin repair due to how aging can affect the skin, causing wrinkles, aging spots and dryness of our skin cells.

No matter how hard we try to protect and nourish our skin, it is hard to avoid all exposure to the culprits that cause our skin to look older. Sun, smoke, pollution, stress, dehydration, environmental weather and allergies contribute to the health of our skin

If your skin is already starting to show signs of aging, it’s important to identify the cause and develop a plan to slow down or stop the damage.

By avoiding exposure to chemicals and pollution your outward looks can be helped. Our skin is our armor, so shield it from the elements.

Here are some ways to control anti-aging skin repair externally:

*Protect it from the damaging rays of the sun, ultraviolet radiation damages the skin and leads to wrinkles, age spots and cancer. Use a natural sunscreen whenever possible. Wear a hat to protect your head!

*Wash your skin daily, especially the exposed areas, to remove dirt, pollutants, chemicals and perspiration that will accumulate. Use only warm water to wash, hot water causes more minerals to be lost from your skin. It is best to use a natural soap that does not contain dyes, parabens or perfumes.

*Unless your skin is naturally oily, you need to moisturize daily to keep skin hydrated and healthy. Here again, use a product that does not have a lot of additives or dyes!

*Vitamin E can help protect from photo damage, and counteracts the negative effects of chemical pollution in the air.

Internally, daily stress and anxiety can take their toll on the health of our skin. It is difficult for the body to maintain a healthy outward appearance when you are consumed internally by emotional struggles.

Here are a few anti-aging tips to reduce stress and improve conditions of your skin internally:

*Facials and massage are beneficial externally and internally; because it affects both the mind and the body. It will relax you and instantly improve the condition of the skin.

*Exercise helps to reduce stress and helps move waste and nutrients through and out of the body.

*Stress reduction practices that can help include; Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation and breathing techniques to return the body to a more relaxed state of balance.

*Rest and sleep is good for the body as well as the mind.

*A healthy diet is important for the whole body, besides the skin. Nourish yourself with the vitamins, minerals and foods your body needs to prevent aging. Increase your anti-oxidants, eat more superfoods!

One of the theories of aging is stagnation. This is like the slow down or non-functioning of the main body systems; circulation, digestion, immune and lymph systems. Anti-aging skin repair with both external and internal suggestions, as above, can improve that stagnation issue.

So to prevent toxin buildup, have a regular exercise plan to stimulate energy, circulate blood, boost the immune and lymph system. Deal properly with emotions and stress. Maintain a positive attitude to help the overall body to stay healthy and slow the aging process.


Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist , is a  Natural Health Consultant  helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses. Contact her at [email protected]

Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.