Beauty from the inside out!
When it comes to beauty regimens, everyone tends to focus on the outside. From lotions and creams to scrubs, gels, and masks all the products we use to maintain our appearance seem to be all about external application. But what about working from the inside, out? Supplementing is a great way to spruce up your everyday beauty routine, all while also helping you to become an overall healthier person. But what kinds of vitamins and supplements do you choose? This breakdown will help you pick products that fit your routine, so you can get started on maximizing your ‘inner’ beauty.
Our skin takes a beating from all the sun and stress we expose it to on a day-to-day basis, and as a result it tends to be one of the quickest features to show signs of age. This puts us in a constant battle against the elements as we strive to achieve that perfect youthful, healthy glow. Lotions and creams abound, but why not try treating the biology that lies beneath?
Collagen is made up of amino acids and as we age our stores of it naturally diminish. Taking a collagen supplement may help to boost the youthfulness and elasticity of your skin, to combat loose, sagging appearance. Try this Doctor’s Best Collagen to give your skin a collagen beauty boost.
Bee Pollen is an oft overlooked super-food is jam-packed with antioxidant, amino acids, zinc, and silica, all which help keep skin glowing and blemish-free. To add this into your regimen we’ve got Y.S. Eco Bee Farms Bee Pollen if you’re interested in the purest form, or there’s Now Bee Pollen Caps if you’d rather take it in a no-fuss capsule.
There’s a reason Biotin is sometimes referred to as the “beauty vitamin”. Biotin can help your skin retain moisture, which may combat dry and itchy skin as well as contributing to a more healthy general appearance. And, it’s a triple threat! Biotin has been known to help hair and nails, too! We have plenty of Biotin supplements to choose from.
Everyone wants to have healthy, strong, and shiny hair, but every day sun exposure and damage from styling and dying can leave it looking less than stellar. Luckily there are a few supplements that can combat brittle, damaged or even thinning hair.
Viviscal uses a marine complex to help promote hair growth. Try the extra strength formula to boost your hair’s health.
L-Cysteine is an amino acid that has gained popularity as an age-fighting supplement that may boost the immune system. However some studies show that it may help the hair, as well! For a super affordable option try Now L-Cysteine, or try the powdered version by Source Naturals.
Let’s face it. They take a lot of daily abuse from typing, biting, and our tendency to use them as tools (opening soda cans, anyone?). We also tend to not get all the nutrients that we need to maintain strong and healthy nails. Enter again the wonderful world of supplements.
Silica is a naturally occurring bio-available form of Silicon, and it is often taken to improve the strength of hair and nails. Futurebiotics carries a great Silica complex supplement, or it’s available in drop form from Life-flo. If you want something more natural you can also try a horsetail supplement, which is made from the silica-rich horsetail grass plant.
Keratin, a stronger-than-average protein that plays a key role in our hair and nails. Reserveage makes a great keratin booster supplement that may make your nails and hair both stronger and healthier. This product is available in original or a specifically for-men formula.
Of course, if you want to take some of the guesswork out of the supplementing game, we have plenty of targeted formulas that are made specifically to help with all of the above, and more. With so many options and a bit more knowledge under your belt now you’re bound to be able to find a supplement that can work for you. Try some out today and give a new meaning to the phrase “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”.
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