Wellbeing is so important during these uncertain times. With increased stress levels and potential threats to our immunity, it’s vital to find additional ways to support our immune systems. Advanced Nutrition Programme supplements are grounded in evidence-based science to provide potent, pure and professional formulas to support both skin and overall wellbeing.
Lorraine Perretta started working at Advanced Nutrition Programme in 2006 and her role as Head of Nutrition – alongside a team of experts in nutrition, skin and science – is to create the very best quality supplements that are made to work in synergy with topical skincare products.
We recently spoke with Lorraine and discussed everything from chewing your food correctly to layering your supplements just like you layer your serums, as well as the best time of day to take your supplements.
Lorraine explained to us that skin is a two-sided organ and to achieve optimum skin health you need to work both from the outside with topical products, and on the inside with supplements, allowing skin to absorb nutrients by feeding skin from both sides.
Read on to discover the supplements Lorraine recommends for different skin concerns…
What’s the best supplement for those experiencing blemishes and spot-prone skin?
Skin Accumax contains a patented and unique combination of nutrients and works on the underlying factors that contribute to blemishes, spots and acne-prone skin. Advanced Nutrition Programme are not doctors, so they cannot treat medical conditions, but they know that the nutrients include in this supplement work to allow skin to express health.
Whether blemishes occur during puberty, due to monthly hormonal changes or during the menopause and whether the acne is present on the face, chest or back, the symptoms experienced respond very well to Skin Accumax. Advanced Nutrition Programme started working on this supplement in 2008, but didn’t bring it to the market until 2013 to ensure the formula was absolutely right.
How does gut health affect skin?
The guts are the most important part of the body for a nutritional therapist because that’s where you absorb and digest all of the nutrients from both food and supplements.
Skin Youth Biome is a probiotic supplement that works to help the digestive system. What makes this supplement different from other probiotics is the use of four different strains that are scientifically synergistic to work on areas that help the skin to reduce inflammation and fight free radicals. Skin Youth Biome works great in combination with Skin Accumax as a complete problem-skin programme. It is however suitable for all skin types, helping with hydration, healthy hair and even pigmentation.
If you’re a newbie to supplementation, Skin Youth Biome is a great place to start, as it’s important to get your digestive system in check first, helping your body to absorb more nutrients before adding in different supplements.
What are the supplement recommendations for perimenopausal/menopausal women?
That depends on the individual symptoms. Some women experience hot flushes, lack of energy or cognitive and memory issues, whereas others notice changes in their skin.
Lorraine recommends two different products for menopausal women. The first is Pro-Vitality Formula, which is a combination of six different supplements for general wellbeing improving lack of energy, focus and concentration.
The second is Skin Ultimate, a combination of five smart supplements that target thinning skin, wrinkles and pigmentation by layer different nutrients including antioxidants, Vitamin A and CoQ10. It’s an anti-ageing facial in a pod!
What are the best supplement options for skin prone to pigmentation?
Lorraine recommends two different supplements for skin prone to pigmentation. First up is Skin Ultimate again, as it contains pine bark extract, CoQ10 and Astaxanthin, which help to tackle pigmentation. The second is Skin Vit C, which is formulated with Vitamin C, Zinc and Acerola Berry to brighten dull skin.
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Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future
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