When it comes to getting older, the beauty industry has a lot of thoughts on how to reverse the physical signs of aging. There's a market filled with products and injectable treatments galore, that all claim to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, not to mention the extensive procedures that often require downtime. But, according to a recent report published in the journal Scientific Reports, the secret to slowing — and maybe even reversing — the aging of the skin may come in the form of an inexpensive chemical that's been used in the medical field for decades.
Researchers at the University of Maryland believe they're one step closer to discovering the elusive "fountain of Youth" in an inexpensive — and safe — chemical, an antioxidant known as methylene blue.
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