Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert
It has been shown that diet soda can leach the calcium out of your bones, even only if you drink two cans a day. And if you think you are watching your weight by drinking diet drinks, this is a mistake. Diet drinks will put weight on.
If you think you're doing yourself a favor by drinking diet soda instead of the real deal, think again. You may be protecting your waistline, but you are beating up your kidneys.
In Chinese medicine, one of the main physiological functions and indicators of the kidneys is sexual power and libido, along with general vitality, metabolism, brain function, and even hair luster.
That's a whole lot of stuff that you don't want to mess up. If you are drinking two or more diet sodas a day, that will cause a significant dip in the kidneys, age you quicker and cause your sexual energy to fade.
This doesn't mean your kidneys are safe, however, if you choose regular sodas. It has been shown that if you are drinking a few cans of the regular soda a day, you are twice as likely to suffer from early signs of kidney disease, most likely from the intake of large amounts of high fructose corn syrup.
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First, the answer is yes, retinol can make wrinkles worse, especially when you first start using it. What is happening is a drying effect, and one can get epidermal sliding from separation from the dermis. But this is temporary, and will eventually end up tightening the skin around the eyelids, provided you are using a potent retinol preparation.