Wrinkles? Breakouts? Dullness? Sagging? Nutrition can help that.
We need certain vitamins and minerals that we, sadly, can’t always get exclusively from our diets these days. These nutrients help facilitate our bodies’ major functions, and our skin function is an insanely important aspect of that.
Taking the right skin-loving supplements can make a visible difference, immediately and over time. Load up on these goodies to give your skin all the attention it deserves, from the inside out.
Zinc - Collagen Synthesis
Zinc is totally necessary for both protein and nucleic acid synthesis, which play major roles in RNA (cellular messengers) and collagen production. In fact, zinc deficiencies can cause wounds (hello, zits) to heal much more slowly and can totally stunt collagen production.
Zinc also helps transport vitamin A (ICYMI, vitamin A is essentially retinol) from the liver, and helps our body to metabolize Omega 3’s for that supple look.
This powerful antioxidant protects the skin from sun damage and pollution by battling free radicals. Studies even show that it helps to absorb the radiation from UV light. It’s super anti-inflammatory as well, making it a superstar in your glow-up arsenal.
Vitamin A - Cell Turnover
As per our last email, vitamin A is a form of retinol—er, all retinoic, acid-derived products are a form of vitamin A. That means it helps to speed healing, promote clarity, support the skin’s barrier function, and prevent fine lines and wrinkles by boosting cell turnover.
Vitamin D - Calming and Soothing
Vitamin D is necessary for the skin and can treat dryness, breakouts, psoriasis, eczema … you name it. In fact, doctors used to prescribe laying out in the sun to help treat acne or eczema because the vitamin D we absorb from the sun’s rays has such a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect on those conditions. But before you all run out to bake in the hot summer rays, try a bioavailable supplement.
CoQ-10 - Cellular Metabolism
This mega supplement helps prevent aging on a cellular level by boosting cell metabolism. Studies say it rapidly improves mitochondrial function and defends against oxidative stress. If aging skin is your concern, you want this one in your lineup ASAP.
Resveratrol - Regeneration
Unfortunately, we can’t get enough of this powerhouse from drinking red wine, but that won’t stop us from havin’ a little juice from time to time. This supplement can reduce wrinkles, speed healing, and prevent photo-aging, making it numero uno for regenerating skin that has already seen some age.
Quercetin - Barrier Function
This special compound helps to reduce redness and discomfort in the skin, lower inflammation when the barrier has been damaged, and even help to restore barrier function. This means clearer skin that retains more moisture for a bouncy, glowy look.
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