Improving Skin Health From the Inside Out
Perfecting skin with just a pill? Well yes you can! Many vitamins and supplements are available on the market targeting anti aging. I will discuss some of the most talked about supplements, how they can help you and how much to take. The beauty fairy, aesthetician, can really do magic on your skin but you can speed up results on your own.
So what is it?
Beauty Supplements have been around forever. I’m talking about vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Sure you can eat a diet rich in super foods. You can chug down kale smoothies for lunch. If that doesn’t sound like a regular diet for you, I would supplement. These supplements fight off environmental damage and regenerate cell function. They are a great shortcut for most of us who do not eat enough super foods. When was the last time you had Kale? There is no proof that supplements are in any way a substitute for healthy eating. I know I do not always eat balanced meals so for me it is critical to supplement. Always check with your Dr so any prior medications or vitamins won’t pose a safety concern. Check labels for possible allergies to ingredients such as gluten, shellfish, and yeast. Cost can be within reason by choosing Nature Made and Standard Process brands. Here are some supplements the experts say are worth the look.
Coenzyme Q10 has been proven to be a potent antioxidant, which means it defends your cells at a molecular level from being beaten down by the not so friendly environment and chemicals we come into contact with daily. Basically you will maintain youthful beautiful skin! It produces collagen for elasticity, preventing wrinkles. We lose collagen as we age therefor supplementing is critical both topically and internally. 200 mg is recommended in the morning only. Nature Made 200mg liquid soft gels is $37.99 for 40 caps.
Vitamin C is another excellent source for antioxidant protection. Again a heavy weight collagen producing anti-o. Can be taken with Coenzyme Q10 for increased effectiveness. Recommended to take 500 mg twice per day, am and pm. Do not take 1000 at one time, cannot be assimilated properly. Try Nature Made Vitamin C 500 mg, $23.79 for 500 tablets.
Calm red irritated skin
Fish Oil consists of omega 3 fatty acids which reduce redness, calm skin, plump skin and reduce fine lines. Recommended dose is 1000 to 2000 mg daily in a lemon- flavored formulation for pleasant breath. Try Max Muscle Essential Omega Lemon flavor liquid.
Extra Sun Protection
Heliocare is a fern extract shown to reduce both UV damage and post sun redness and inflammation. Excellent to take WITH a topical SPF. Heliocare $27.99 for a 60 day supply and Image Daily Protect Hydrator SPF 32.
Sullivan,Litke, Cara. ” Can you get perfect skin in a pill?” Redbook. Redbookmag.com., October 2014: 50. print. np