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Can Supplements Actually Help Your Skin?

Aug 8, 2018 | Skin Care

skin-care-supplementsEven if you use the right facial products and eat a nutrient rich diet, supplements can be the key to getting rid of persistent skin conditions once and for all. Here is what you need to know about using supplements for skin care.

Supplements really can improve the health of your skin— No, it’s not just a scam. Many foods contain nutrients that are well-proven to support the health of your skin. A higher concentration of these nutrients can be difficult to obtain on a regular diet, but will treat your skin much more effectively. As the body’s largest organ, the skin requires a lot of nutrients to be healthy, and the healthier your skin is—producing fresh, new cells and staying supple and strong— the better it looks and the better you look.

Using supplements to augment your diet— Although you can target nutrients by emphasizing specific foods in your diet, in some cases supplements can be necessary to intake a sufficient amount of the nutrient. As you age, your body produces an increasingly smaller quality of collagen and elastin— the proteins in your skin that keep it together smooth and supple. This is where supplements can come in, to support the health of skin cells and rejuvenate your appearance.

The best supplements for your skin— Although there are many different supplements with varying effects and varying degrees of effectiveness, here are a few of the best supplements known to support skin health:

Fish oil supplements- are a go-to ingredient for skin revitalization. Packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil supports collagen growth and promotes skin hydration.

Calcium and Zinc- Calcium is critical to cell regeneration, while Zinc supports tissue strength and cell structure, effectively fighting wrinkles.

Vitamins A, C, and E- These vitamins are all great for your skin. Vitamin A supports collagen production and cell reproduction, Vitamin C strengths cells, and Vitamin E protects skin cells and helps maintain moisture in the skin.

Consistency and patience— It’s important to remember that you can’t just open a bottle and get immediate results. Consistency and patience are important with all elements of skin care. It can take around two months before the skin cells have cycled through a few times and the healthier skin is actually visible.

Enhance your skin’s natural glow with supplements! To learn more about recommended supplements for skin care, or to schedule a consultation with one of our skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, call (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.