The Fountain of Youth! We have all heard society mention it and we too may have used the saying within the context of casual conversation when describing something that we love.
For example, "This face moisturizer is the Fountain of Youth", or "This bottle of Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru (a $6,000 bottle of wine) is the Fountain of Youth."
To accurately answer such a question of, "Where did the Fountain of Youth saying originate from?", you must first look back into ancient and modern day history of humanities obsession with with staying young and beautiful.
In ancient Greek mythology the Greeks discussed youthfulness and longevity of life, and Aexander the Great searched for it. Approximately 1800 years later, so did Ponce de León, who accompanied Christopher Columbus in a New World Voyage in 1493. Ponce de León received a contract in 1512 from his King to explore and settle an island called Bimini, off the coast of what is now Florida. When he arrived in St. Augustine, it is there where the Spanish conquistador is said to have found the Fountain of Youth.
The Fountain of Youth is also a famous painting (displayed in this article above) by Lucas Cranach the Elder from the year 1546, created not long after Ponce De Leon's voyage to the Florida Keys. It shows a fountain where older women bathe, are rejuvenated and finally indulge in music, dance and good food. An interpretation that may suggest the Fountain of Youth is a celebrated way of life and not anything to do with beauty or the longevity of life.
When we think of this term some of us might think it is associated with staying young visually, while others may interpret it in the sense of a longer lifespan and not necessarily in terms of beauty.
Currently, Google is funding "Calico", one of the best funded biotech companies in the United States lead by Vice President of Aging Research, Cynthia Kenyon, Ph.D. They are researching ways to increase telomeres in DNA, which is said to increase longevity of life.
Additionally, Gordon Lithgow, Ph.D., Professor at Buck Institute is uncovering genes and small molecules that prolong lifespan through enhanced molecular stability.
The term, "The Fountain of Youth", is still highly used in todays modern world in the skincare industry to describe skincare products that claim to keep skin looking youthful or reverse visible signs of aging.
Anyway we look into reaching the fountain of youth, one thing is for sure - humanity has always been interested in the preservation of Youth, Beauty and extending the years of one's life because life is beautiful.
There are many promising studies being conducted with modern-day science and medicine today, and while that's underway we know one thing you can do for certain in keeping you glowing and vibrant is to keep your skin moisturized. There is nothing more damaging to skin than UV rays and dehydrated skin. Ensuring the deepest layers, as well as outer layers, of your skin are hydrated can combat the appearance of aging due to moisture loss.
Wherever you seek your fountain of youth ensure that you feel good in the process.
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