Nutrients, from topical or oral therapies to the foods you eat, are important to promoting healthy and vibrant skin. There has been a good amount of buzz around supplements that are beneficial to your body and help to support your skin from the inside out and we want to make sure you know your options and why these supplements are so powerful. Don’t discount the importance of proper nutrition and using natural topical products; studies have shown that a combination of therapies is the most effective for healthy, clear, and vibrant skin. Take a look at these remedies for skin and find out which will work best for you!
Supplement Remedies for Skin
Maybe you’ve heard of Resveratrol and the powerful boost it provides to the health of your skin, but how? Resveratrol is a compound found primarily in red-grape skins that protects against the damage of free radicals, mostly by fending off harmful UV rays. Kroeger Herb has created Resveratrol Six which uses the compound found in Japanese Knotweed for the most potent supply of Resveratrol on the market. Research shows that using a Resveratrol supplement along with a lotion will provide the best results externally but keep in mind that the power of this supplement is greatest in repairing cells. Want to learn more about Resveratrol Six from Kroeger? Check out this post.
Fruit concentrates like Black Cherry, Pomegranate, Grape Seed, and Cranberry are also an effective way to promote healthy skin and can be an easy way to improve hydration of skin, sweep away skin-damaging free radicals, and counteract the damage they have caused. Results in testing show that using a combination of several types of fruit concentrates works best so be creative in what you choose and, when one bottle is empty feel free to try a new concentrate.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating, gel-like molecule that holds a thousand times its weight in water, drawing moister from the air to fill in wrinkles says Delicious Living Magazine. This substance is used in serums, creams, gel caps, and liquid supplements and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Fatty acids, like Hyaluronic acid, reduce the appearance of wrinkles but also boost hair and scalp health, as well as moisturizing the skin. Omega-3, -6, -7, and -9 are fatty acids that may replenish moisture to stave off acne and wrinkles and may even reduce inflammation (think puffy eyes in the morning or aching joints). Fatty acids also help to thicken skin, improve elasticity, and ward off visible signs of aging. (Learn more about omegas here).
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory that also improves the appearance and condition of skin and can be used in conjunction with any of the supplements listed above. This antioxidant rich capsule is an asset to a healthy skin regimen and has been used for thousands of years topically to improve skin conditions like eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Taking a Turmeric supplement for several months will provide the skin with a youthful and healthy glow as well without the damage of the sun! Learn more about the benefits Turmeric provides not only to the skin but for the entire body in this post.
Food Remedies for Skin
Increasing your intake in foods that are rich in nutrients your skin needs is important. Lycopene, found in tomatoes, helps to protect against UV rays while improving skin hydration and thickness. Carotenoids- the antioxidants found in sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and kale-provide a glow to skin while counter-acting free radical damage in the system. Foods rich in chlorophyll are also beneficial to the feel and appearance of the skin because they assist the liver in functioning properly. Our livers work overtime to filter our system and if the liver isn’t happy, it shows on the outside and has a negative impact inside. Chlorophyll rich foods include sea vegetables, romaine, broccoli, green peas, leeks, bell peppers, and most any type of leafy vegetable. Keep an eye out for fruits that are in season and provide antioxidant rich content like grapes and berries to boost the appearance of skin and sweep skin-damaging free radicals from your system.
These food and supplement remedies for skin are important to integrate if you’re trying to achieve a youthful glow and clear complexion naturally. Hydration is also an important factor so be sure to drink plenty of water and tea and feel free to add slices of cucumber, mint, citrus, or berries for flavor!
Get creative with your skin care regimen and be on the lookout for outlandish claims from products made with harmful chemicals and avoid them when possible. There’s a reason Hippocrates said we should let our food be our medicine and our medicine our food; nature provides the remedies for skin and beyond. Seek out the remedies you can trust and share any that have worked for you here! Want to see our selection of natural body care products? Take a look! And, if your curious about remedies specific to acne, check out this blog.<< read less