As the largest organ of your body, your skin deserves to be cared for and nurtured. Aside from being essential to your overall health, healthy glowing skin makes you look young and feel good.
As you get older, your skin may show signs of aging. Lower collagen levels can leave your skin dry and sagging. Sun damage can lead to wrinkles, dark spots and uneven complexion.
The good news is there are supplements that can help keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.
The B complex vitamins, specifically biotin and niacin, have been shown to improve skin hydration, smoothness, and appearance, as well as build skin cells and protect skin from sunlight, pollution, and toxins.
Vitamin C is found in high levels in the outer and inner layer of the skin. It helps keep your skin healthy through its cancer-fighting (antioxidant) properties, and its role in collagen production. It’s no surprise that vitamin C is one of the key ingredients found in many antiaging skin care products.
Vitamin E is also a potent antioxidant whose main function is to protect skin against sun damage. The body normally produces vitamin E through sebum, an oily substance secreted though the skin’s pores. Optimal levels of sebum help keep the skin conditioned and prevent dryness.
Vitamin K may help certain skin conditions, such as stretch marks, spider veins, scars, dark spots, and stubborn circles under your eyes.
Selenium helps certain antioxidants protect your skin from sun damage. Zinc helps skin healing and protects the skin against sun damage.
Collagen is a protein that is a major component of your skin. it plays a vital role in strengthening skin, as well as in elasticity and hydration. Studies have shown that collagen supplements may help slow skin aging by reducing wrinkles and dryness. A review of 11 studies found that taking 3–10 grams of collagen per day for an average of 69 days led to improved skin elasticity and hydration.
Consult your dermatologist for more information on supplements for skin care.
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References: https://renuerx.com/dermatological-meds/what-supplements-should-i-take-for-more-youthful-skin/. Accessed 30 April 2022 https://www.healthline.com/health/4-best-vitamins-for-skin#vitamin-e. Accessed 30 April 2022 https://www.webmd.com/beauty/nutrients-for-healthy-skin#:~:text=Selenium%20is%20a%20mineral%20that,greater%20chance%20of%20skin%20cancer. Accessed 30 April 2022 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/collagen-benefits#basics. Accessed 30 April 2022 https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-biotin#1. Accessed 30 April 2022 https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/niacinamide#:~:text=Niacinamide%20helps%20build%20cells%20in,lesions%20and%20improved%20skin%20texture. Accessed 30 April 2022 https://www.healthline.com/health/4-best-vitamins-for-skin#vitamin-k. Accessed 30 April 2022 https://www.webmd.com/beauty/nutrients-for-healthy-skin#:~:text=Zinc%20helps%20your%20skin%20heal,also%20acts%20like%20an%20antioxidant. Accessed 30 April 2022
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