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Anti-aging with Hashimoto’s:  What’s Safe and What to Avoid

How to Age Gracefully and Naturally without Triggering a Hashimoto’s Flare-Up

Anti-Wrinkle and Anti-Aging Options for Hashimoto’s

I’ve received countless questions about safe and effective anti-aging techniques for those of us with Hashimoto’s

I know firsthand how frustrating it can be to navigate these concerns. As someone who’s passionate about natural living but also loves looking and feeling my best, I’ve tried and tested various methods to find what truly works without compromising my health.

In this episode, I share what’s worked for me and what I think those with Hashimoto’s should avoid.

The Risks of Botox and Fillers for Hashimoto’s

One very popular but potentially problematic treatment is Botox. While it’s highly effective at reducing wrinkles, Botox is a toxin, and our bodies can create antibodies against it. This process, called molecular mimicry, can even trigger thyroid attacks, particularly in those of us with Hashimoto’s.

I’ve experienced this myself. My Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO) skyrocketed after using Botox. So, while it can be tempting to go for quick fixes, it’s crucial to consider the potential long-term effects on our health.

Another common option is fillers. Fillers work by injecting substances into the skin to plump it up and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. However, there are some concerns about specific fillers known as cross linking fillers because there can be a cross reaction.. 

Microneedling: An Option for Anti-aging with Hashimoto’s?

Microneedling is another procedure that is very safe and can be effective. I get asked about this all the time, and I’ve done it a few times myself, and I liked it. The way that it works is that they use what they call a microneedling pen, and essentially they poke your skin a lot of times, making tiny little holes. These micro-injuries prompt your body to notice the injury and send the right immune cells and nutrients to heal it, promoting collagen production, which is what we’re after.

If that healing happens, it’s fantastic. But what if it doesn’t? Depending on the person, how you’re eating, what nutrients you’re taking, and what you’re deficient in, some people may not be able to achieve that healing. They may be very inflamed, and then that healing isn’t going to happen in the same capacity, which would hinder the results.

That is why the results from microneedling can vary; it really depends on the health of your body and what else is happening. Factors like stress and nutrient deficiencies can affect healing. Hormone changes like perimenopause and menopause can also affect healing, as well as if we’re in a Hashimoto’s flare-up or if our thyroid is not optimal. These factors will really affect how quickly the body heals and how it sends nutrients to the area to promote healing.

Natural and Safe Anti-aging Practices for Hashimoto’s

There are plenty of safe and natural alternatives for improving skin health and reducing wrinkles. Through my own experience and research, I’ve found several methods that can reduce the signs of aging without harmful side effects.

1. Diet

Balancing blood sugar is incredibly important. I’ve seen firsthand how a diet rich in fresh vegetables, low-sugar fruits, and clean proteins can significantly improve skin health. Foods that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals provide the nutrients your body needs to repair and rejuvenate skin cells. Avoiding processed foods and refined sugars is also crucial, as they can cause inflammation and negatively impact your skin.

2. Supplements

When it comes to supplements, I’m often asked about my routine for skin health and anti-aging. Let’s break it down.

  • Multivitamin: Look for one with natural ingredients and methylated B vitamins, alongside essential nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, and minerals. Opt for a professional-grade multivitamin from a health food store for quality assurance.
  • Omega-3s: Found in foods like salmon and walnuts, omega-3s are vital for skin moisture, especially in dry climates. I personally swear by Omega Avail Ultra by Designs for Health, a reliable omega-3 supplement.
  • Tocotrienol E: But not just any vitamin E—tocotrienol E. This powerhouse antioxidant is 50 times stronger than regular vitamin E, combating oxidation and free radicals. It’s not only fantastic for anti-aging but also supports brain health.
  • Glutathione: This potent antioxidant isn’t just beneficial for Hashimoto’s; it works wonders for skin health and anti-aging too. Its detoxifying properties help combat oxidative stress, promoting a youthful glow.
  • SPM (Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators): Known for their anti-inflammatory and immune-balancing effects, SPMs not only support thyroid health but also contribute to vibrant, healthy skin.
  • Collagen: Whether through protein powders or skin vitamins, collagen is a cornerstone for skin health. It promotes elasticity and firmness, combating signs of aging from within.
  • Vitamin C: This essential nutrient is crucial for collagen production. Aim for a higher dose, around 3,000 to 5,000 milligrams daily, to support optimal collagen synthesis and maintain youthful skin.

3. Topical Approaches for Skin Health

Now, let’s explore some effective topical approaches to enhance skin health and combat signs of aging.

  • Cleansing and Exfoliation: Start with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oils, and pollution without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Consider using a mild milk cleanser that effectively cleanses while maintaining hydration levels. Exfoliation is also key to remove dead skin cells and reveal fresh, glowing skin. I personally use a Sonic Care brush with a natural gel once a week for optimal results.
  • Moisturizing: Moisturizing is essential for all skin types. Choose a moisturizer suited to your skin’s needs, whether it’s a rich cream for drier skin or a lighter formula for oilier skin types. I recommend products like the Sebiotic Cream from Osea Malibu for intense hydration during the winter months and Spa Doctor products for a lighter option during warmer seasons.

4. Face and Fascial Massage: One of the most transformative practices for my skin has been face and facial massage. It’s not just about massaging the face but also addressing the muscles and fascia underneath. By starting with the chest and working up to the scalp, neck, and shoulders, you can release tension and promote circulation for a natural lift and glow.

During menopause, when hormonal changes can affect skin health, facial massages can provide additional benefits. As estrogen levels decline, changes in skin texture and elasticity may occur. Engaging in regular facial massages can help counteract these effects, promoting healthier and more resilient skin. For much more on this, please listen to my interviews with Emily Sadri in episodes 153 and 154.

5. Frownies: And if you haven’t tried Frownies yet, they’re a simple, non-toxic way to keep those wrinkles at bay. Frownies are adhesive patches that you place on areas of your face where you have wrinkles, like the forehead or around the eyes. They work by gently holding the skin taut, which helps to retrain the underlying muscles to relax and smooth out over time. They’re a fantastic, drug-free alternative to Botox for maintaining a youthful appearance.

Eliminating Health Mysteries

Remember, every person is different, and it’s all about finding what works best for you. Please, please do not give up because the answers are out there and there is hope. Could these anti-aging strategies be the missing pieces for you or someone in your life? 


Resources mentioned

Suggested Products

Multivitamin Omega-3s

Vitamin E

Glutathione SPM (Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators)


Vitamin C

Related Podcast Episodes:

A Novel Approach to Supporting Hormones in Perimenopause and Menopause with Emily Sadri A Novel Approach to Supporting Hormones in Perimenopause and Menopause with Emily Sadri (Part 2) Hashimoto’s Connection to Dry, Saggy, Wrinkly Skin and How to Reverse It with Dr. William Davis The Case of Premature Aging: How Lifestyle Changes and DNA Methylation Lead to Big Breakthrough with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald Anti-Aging Treatments for People with Autoimmunity w/ Dr. Rahi

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