Good skin starts from within – Supplements to help your complexion
Supplementation can boost our digestive system, support our body during stress, and protect our skin from factors like the sun, pollution, and depleting collagen levels.
While topical treatments and cosmetics can go a long way in disguising a multitude of skincare sins, taking care of ourselves internally ensures a longer term and naturally healthy appearance. Supplementation can boost our digestive system, support our body during stress, and protect our skin from factors like the sun, pollution, and depleting collagen levels.
Whatever your skin concern, it’s important to get professional advice on which supplements are right for you. Talk to the experts at Life Pharmacy who can look at your present and historic health requirements, and make sure that supplements will not interact with any medication you are taking.
A good quality antioxidant will help protect the skin from oxidative damage and pollution, which can contribute to ageing.
Collagen is responsible for the elasticity of skin, and from the age of 25 our collagen levels start to naturally decrease, which leads to wrinkles and fine lines. The good news is that supplements can help us replenish collagen.
Thinning Hair, Loss of Bone or Ligament Strength?
Perhaps you should look into adding silica to your system. It is believed that levels of silica are highest during infancy and as we age, levels tend to decline. Our diet provides silica, however a supplement can help with obtaining sufficient quantities to support skin, hair, nails and connective tissues.
What are common skin clues telling us?
- Dry skin – omega 3 deficiency, indicating a need for fish oil.
- Cracks in corner of mouth or mouth ulcers – B vitamin deficiency, indicating need for B complex.
- Breakouts near the forehead - digestive problems or irregular sleep, indicating need for probiotic and magnesium.
- Breakouts between eyebrows – liver issues, perhaps indicating need for milk thistle.
- Breakouts on the nose or centre of chin – poor diet, digestive concerns, indicating need for probiotic.
- Breakouts on the side of chin – hormones, stress.
Source: Living Well magazine, Issue 07, Autumn 2017.