Skin Care Advice: How Can Nutritional Supplements Help The Skin?

It's no secret that doctors are not properly educated on the value of nutritional supplements. What's the solution? Educate yourself.

Our skin is the largest organ we have. It holds in our moisture while filtering toxins. It only makes sense to take care of it. However, given the elements of today's lifestyles, that's easier said than done. Fast food, air pollution, and UV rays can wreck havoc on our skin. They start by creating oxidative stress. This leads to poor blood circulation in the skin. This can leave our cells more susceptible to damage. Does this mean we all have to stop driving our cars? No, because moisture is one of the main ingredients for healthy skin. However, with the help of some nutritional supplements, we can work on repairing our damaged skin.

There are many different skin conditions. Acne, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, and wrinkles are a few of the skin problems people often complain about. Different supplements are sometimes recommended for different types of skin problems. Identifying what you need for your skin will help you in choosing the proper supplements to use for your skin.

Vitamin A is a great supplement. In studies, it has been shown to treat acne, rosacea, eczema, and wrinkles. Vitamins E and C, when taken regularly, have been shown to protect us from sun damage. UV rays from sunlight can cause several different forms of damage, from simple sunburns to cancer. A single sunburn alone can cause age spots. Other forms of UV protection include ginkgo biloba, beta-1, 6-glucan, selenium, and aloe vera. Aloe vera, when applied directly to the skin, has been shown to be a good healing aid for sunburns. It can also help ease the pain from a burn.

There are also many minerals that are good for your skin. Zinc and berberine have been shown in studies to help prevent and treat acne. It has been shown that they attack the toxins that cause the flareups.

Lycopene has been found to be a great antioxidant for the skin. It is found in tomatoes and watermelons. These two fruits create it for themselves to protect them from sun damage. It helps lock in moisture and keeps them from drying out in the sun. Lycopene can have the same effect on us when we take it. It protects our skin's cells from those harmful rays that would destroy the fruits if they didn't create it for themselves. Alfalfa and horsetail have also been shown to provide nourishment to the skin. This nourishment can help in the healing process of damaged skin.

There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on what type of supplements you want to take for your skin. First, the supplement needs to be completely pure. Check labels. There should be no additives or alterations to the supplements. You should also make sure the supplements you take meet USP standards. These should be able to be identified by reading all the labels.

Our skin tells the world how healthy we are. It is the first thing people notice about us and is also a reflection on how we take care of ourselves. Nutritional supplements can be a wonderful way to reverse and guard against the harmful effects the environment can have on our skin. When we expose our skin to the elements, we risk damaging our cells. Healthy cells mean healthy skin. Good blood circulation combined with the right vitamins and minerals can make all the difference. We do not have to let the elements destroy our skin. The skin you have is the skin you will keep for your whole life. Take care of it.

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