You always hear people talking about what the best cream, serum or lotion is out there to apply to your skin to keep it young and healthy. However, healthy skin is created and maintained internally as well as externally. Here are some of our favorite supplements for overall skincare health.
1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids help protect the skin against harmful UV rays and decrease photosensitivity. They have also been shown to reduce inflammation, thus minimizing the amount of acne breakouts. Omega-3 fatty acids also help keep the skin hydrated and prevent dryness and itching. This can help fight against such skin disorders like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Silica is important for the maintenance of elastin. It promotes collagen production. It may also help reverse the signs of aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Silica has shown to increase oxygenation of the skin, giving it a nice, youthful glow.
Zinc plays a role in wound healing and antioxidant protection, which means it can help repair damaged skin, like scarring and inflammation. The skin uses zinc to produce specialized cells called keratinocytes, which give the skin elasticity and strength.
Gut health goes hand in hand with the appearance of your skin. Probiotics promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the body, improving digestion and calming inflammation in the body, which help alleviate such skin issues as acne and psoriasis.
These are just a few of our go to supplements to help maintain a youthful, healthy glow to our skin, and to slow down the signs of aging. Our skin is the largest organ of the body so we should do all that we can to maintain its health from the outside and from within.