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Dr. Oz Skin Carotenoid Score
Previous to the show Oz gave everyone the ultimate nutritional detector test that measures the Carotenoids in your skin which can help indicate the overall antioxidant health in your body. The machine is known as Bio-Photonic Scanner. It returns a Score known as Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS) that indicates how good your immune system is.
What causes our skin to sag and droop as we grow older? There are many factors that cause aging. Our skin is made up of both collagen and elastin. Collagen fibers act as our skin’s structural mechanism. They don’t stretch. It is the elastin fibers that give our skin its “snap-back” quality. Think of a rubber band that is new vs. one that has been stretched out. That’s what happens to us as we age. When we’re young, we have plenty of this “retraction” factor, but as age creeps up on us, the levels begin to decrease.