Five Supplements You Need To Know About
Topical skincare is hugely important when it comes to achieving and maintaining a healthy, glowing complexion, but it's important that we remember what goes inside our body can affect our skin just as much as what we put on the outside.
We take daily supplements to improve our joints and fight off those seasonal colds, so why should our skin, our body's largest organ, be treated any differently? No matter your skin type or concern, there are a range of skin supplements out there to help nurture and support your healthy skin goals. Here are our top five need-to-know supplements for skin health.
Many people take vitamin C to help improve their immune system, but it's well known that it's a powerful antioxidant in your skincare regime, too. It can also aid in tissue repair and boost collagen production.
Eat: Other than your traditional citrus boost, kale is also super high in vitamin C, with 41mg per 100g.
Supplement: For a high dosage of this wonder vitamin, try the Advanced Nutrition Programme Vitamin C Plus.
Although not as widely known as vitamin C is, vitamin B3, or Niacin, also has a big part to play in healthy skin. It has been shown to improve dermal hydration and improve moisture in the uppermost layers of the skin. A deficiency in vit B can contribute to dry skin and dermal problems such as eczema.
Eat: You'll find plenty of B vitamins in green leafy vegetables.
Supplement: Although its main ingredient is marine collagen, Skinade is also abundant in vitamin B3.
Never underestimate the effect your gut can have on other aspects of your health. Surprisingly, it can also have a negative impact on your complexion.
Eat: Fermented foods are a great natural source, but maybe not to everyone's palette! Sourdough bread is a much tastier alternative of a digestive aid.
Supplement: OSKIA Lactoferrin+ has been created to support a healthy gut to help you look and feel your best. Plus, the capsule forma makes it easy to take daily as part of your healthy lifestyle. The LYMA Supplement also contains the brand's Wellmune Blend probiotic to promote overall wellbeing.
The lack of sunshine in the UK, combined with diligent SPF application (which is never a bad thing, BTW) has lead to many of us Brits being deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is really important for not only our skin health, but also our general health, so supplementing it is always a good thing.
Eat: Mushrooms, cheese, and egg yolks all host vitamin D.
Supplement: High in vitamin D and a whole host of other natural skin-loving nutrients are the Miguel Mateas Synergy+ Day.
Omega 3 and Omega 6 have many roles in improving skin health, including reducing inflammation, keeping cells flexible, boosting radiance and improving the appearance of oily, problematic skin.
Eat: Fish such as salmon, halibut or sardines.
Supplement: Advanced Nutrition Programmes Skin Omegas+ contain Omega 3, Omega 6 and a dose of vitamin A. These are my personal must-haves!
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