Helping your skin can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. As important as it is to eat right to maintain healthy skin it is even more important to include daily supplements. The food we eat now a days is not nearly as rich in nutrients as it was decades ago and adding vitamins to your diet is not only going to help your skin look better but your insides are going to reap the benefits as well.
It is super important to understand where your vitamins are coming from because not all are made equally. The supplements I use and recommend are all Pharmaceutical grade and don’t contain any binders or fillers. They also are certified by GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). Some of the top 3 nutrients I use and recommend are below.
Omega-III fatty acids are crucial in maintaining healthy skin and body. Foods that are rich in these fats are salmon, flaxseed, and walnuts They are anti-inflammatory and help to heal the skin, especially those suffering from inflamed acne and psoriasis. These fats protect our skin cells and can help against the suns UV damage, which can cause pre-mature aging of the skin and dehydration. Pollution, poor diet choices, and lack of protection can trigger inflammation which can effect the skins collagen and elasticity, these fatty acids can help support the structure of your skin. “I drink so much water but my skin is still dry”, another common statement I hear from clients. TAKE FISH OILS! Omega’s are water soluble, and they help to seal in moisture in your skin. When our skin is compromised moisture escapes and it can cause dehydration and irritation to the skin.
I also highly recommend Isotonic supplements which are crucial when it comes to skin health. Vitamins and supplements in the form of a tablet can take hours for the body to digest, isotonic supplements digest more quickly and can easily be distributed throughout the body. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7WRosoafFg
Digestive Enzymes are another important supplement for all skin types and individuals, especially those with skin rashes and acne. Our body makes it’s own enzymes to help the body digest our foods but it is hard to break down everything we consume on a daily basis. Consuming digestive enzymes help to absorb the necessary nutrients that our skin needs while helping the body renew any damaged cells and decrease constipation, which is key to obtaining glowing skin. Clients with eczema and psoriasis, this is definitely for you! There is currently no medical cure for this condition only products to help manage the itch and irritation. When we cannot properly digest food, vitamins and minerals cannot be absorbed which causes an increase in inflammation, this internal stress causes skin conditions and flare ups. Along with using the Isotonic digestive enzymes they have probiotics as well. Known as “good bacteria” these help to keep our body and pH levels normal, which allows our body to absorb other nutrients that our skin needs. Probiotics help to prevent and correct digestive issues like constipation, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome. When our body doesn’t have enough good bacteria our bodies become inflamed and the inflammation can cause breakouts, acne, and other irritating skin conditions. Probiotics help to improve skin health and the appearance by fighting inflammation inside the body and help our immune system as well!
Now I saved the below supplement for last because it is hands down my FAVORITE, and one of the most important supplements to slow the disease and aging process. We should all be taking it!
OPC-3 a powerful antioxidant. Isotonix OPC-3 includes a combination of powerful bioflavonoids as a super antioxidant that protect against free radicals (degenerative processes) in our body. It contains Red Wine Extract, Grape Seed and Pine Bark Extract also known as Pycnogenol that is one of the most clinically-researched ingredients in the nutritional supplements industry. Check out the link to see all the other amazing benefits of OPC.
Free radicals can be found in fried foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke, pesticides, air pollutants, and in the medicines and drugs we take daily. This can cause damage to our skin cells by stealing their electrons through the process of oxidation. When they oxidize the components of the cell lose their ability to function normally and we loose protection of our skin. Imagine an apple cut in half leaving one half open to the air with no protection, and the other protected by an antioxidant. You will see that the apple half not protected shows signs of browning and damage, while the half protected by an antioxidant shows no signs of free radical damage. This antioxidant helps to maintain skin health at a cellular level and helps to nourish and rejuvenate skin cells. Antioxidants fight against free radical damage. Like using lemon juice (vitamin c) stops the inside of an apple from turning brown and oxidizing.