The smelly parts of a fish may soon become important beauty ingredients. This was revealed by scientists at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) who said that fish waste could hold the key to a wrinkle-free future.
Thats not saying you should collect leftover fish parts, grind them to a paste, and rub them all over your face tonight. Researchers say it doesnt work that way. But they think that fish skin, liver, gills, eyes, and other fish waste may soon make their way to cosmetics counters everywhere.
That may sound fishy but researchers found that fish waste has the ability to penetrate skin cells and prevent wrinkles from forming. The basis for their optimism is a five-year-old study involving no less than 150 different species of fish.
While looking into the ability of fish parts to affect skin cells, they discovered that the yuckiest parts of the fish actually have skin-regenerating properties. Skin cells that were exposed to these smelly fish parts lasted longer and aged slower.
“They don’t act like ordinary UV protectants for example, which primarily put a layer over the top of your skin, but seem to actually get into the cells and actually protect from within the cell,” said NIWAs Dr Vicki Webb.
Because of these encouraging results, fish waste will soon be added to skin creams in France for human testing. Department store beauty personnel are already brimming with enthusiasm and excitement as they prepare for this fishy revolution in skin care.
It’s probably one of those products that people will come and try and if they find it works for them they will continue to purchase it,” said Gary Nicholson of the Kirkcaldie & Stains department store.
Those who are open to experimentation might be bold enough to apply the fish parts themselves but NIWA cautioned against this, saying not all parts are good for the skin.
Dont try this at home, researchers said.
For now, you can avoid wrinkles by limiting your exposure to the suns deadly rays, using a good moisturizer and sunscreen, stop smoking, and avoiding repeated facial expressions like smiling or frowning. If you cant wait for fish creams to appear in the market and desperately want to get rid of wrinkles fast, a safer alternative is Dermaxin. This powerful wrinkle fighter contains a host of anti-aging ingredients that rejuvenate and revitalize the skin to give you a healthy glow. Check out http://www.dermaxin.com for details.