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Nutritional Supplements to Help Your Skin Glow

Everyone wants to enjoy nice skin and to look young and vibrant. Sadly, many people battle with spots and rashes, skin allergies, lines, wrinkles, and dullness of skin. It is beneficial to enjoy a healthy, balanced diet and to take vigorous exercise five times a week. We can do all these things, however, and still battle with our skin. 

It is possible to buy quality makeup that is high in natural ingredients, such as those which are plant-based. Natural products are kinder to the skin in the longer term and can help keep it moisturised. It is a false economy to use cheaper brands that have a higher element of synthetic ingredients. They are more likely to create a skin reaction or dry the skin over time. But is there anything else we can do to make that glowing look? Fortunately, the answer is ‘yes,’ and we are going to discover it now.

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Supplements can help

It is possible to discover many brands online. Anyone who chooses to visit this website will recognise that people are using both supplements and vitamin tablets in addition to their daily diet. They can be used for cleansing and detox purposes. They can also support a person’s immune system or help their joints and muscles. Let’s look at some options in turn. 

Vitamin D

In reality, this is a hormone rather than a vitamin, even though it has been labelled the ‘sunshine vitamin!’ We receive doses of vitamin D during the summer, but this obviously reduces in winter.  Research has found that there is a link between skin cancer and vitamin D deficiency. That makes it quite important! Its function is to help our cells to replenish and to benefit our metabolism. It also has a moisturising aspect, which is central to keeping our skin bright and young. 

Vitamins A and C

Vitamin A helps protect our skin, and it can be found in such foods as pumpkins or carrots. People with waxy or oily skin particularly benefit from its contribution. Vitamin C is found in many foods, but taking tablets can increase their impact. Not only does it address skin discoloration and brighten the complexion, but it repairs any skin damage. When DNA repair occurs, the chance of cancerous growth is diminished. Our bodies need to produce collagen, and this vitamin helps the process. Strong cells result from their contribution, and our skin feels more flexible and young.  

Zinc and fish oil

When people have outbreaks of acne, it can be demoralising and make them feel self-conscious. Doctors can prescribe medication to tackle it, but zinc is a natural alternative. It actually kills the bacteria that is causing the problem and reduces swelling of the skin. 

Imagine having a host of skin issues, including acne, wrinkles, blemishes, and aging skin. Then imagine one thing being able to treat them all. That’s what fish oil has to offer! It contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which can be daily consumed in tablet form. It can enhance a person’s skin texture and iron out those lines and wrinkles. The result is younger-looking skin.  Interestingly, blackcurrant seed oil has similar ingredients, but it also contains natural anti-inflammatory. Buy plenty of these tablets, however, as it will take up to two months to work. 

Fern extract

The sun is responsible for many of our skin issues. People receive sun damage or are exposed to too much UV sunlight. The dark spots that sometimes appear on peoples’ skin are also a result of being in the sun. Fern extract is a natural resource, yet it acts like a bottle of sunscreen to help in all these areas. 

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Medical advice

Whilst a healthy diet should aid healthy skin, few of us consistently eat well. Research has confirmed that malnourishment can cause skin problems. That’s why supplements can help. They are also a good idea for people who are outside a lot or who are regularly exposed to pollution or other peoples’ smoke. 

It is wise to speak to a medical professional before taking supplements if there are existing skin conditions. In this situation, a dermatologist may be best placed to advise. Supplements should be used in the right combination, and never overdosed. When people are always tired, they are often given blood tests, and these will identify if there are any vitamin deficiencies. 

We have looked at just some of the supplements available. It is wonderful how nature has supplied so many solutions. When the right supplements are being used, the results should be a marked improvement in a person’s skin. Supplements can work alongside quality makeup in creating the perfect look. 

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Alice Instone-Brewer

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