I wanted to post a pic of the effects I have seen with L-Carnosine just after three weeks of megadosing. I started taking just 1000mg a day and after the first week started taking L-Carnosine 2000mg , Taurine 500mg and L-Histinine 500mg a day. I have seen a thickening of the skin which is apparent in the following before and after pic.
This is the before pic which I took on the 24th of May 2013.
This pic was taken today 2 July 2013. What I hope it demonstrates is the appearance of elasticity. If you notice in the earlier pic the skin appears to be a bit more thinner looking. You can especially see it toward the top of the arm. You can also see that gravity seems to be pulling the skin a bit and it looks to be drooping ever so slightly. The color may look better in the second photo but even though I tried to get the photo exactly the same it seems to be a little lighter in the later photo. Perhaps the skin color is better but I can't tell from then to now. I just know that the nature of the skin is more supple and elastic and I have lost that orange peal look I once had. I will try to post more pics at the six month mark next time.