Sometimes a good diet, enough rest and the right amount of exercise aren’t enough to keep the effects of natural aging from showing on our skin. As early as our 20s, our bodies begin to give evidence to the many changes happening within our tissues and cells. The production of collagen starts to slow, and the outer layer of skin (the epidermis) begins to thin. Wrinkles and lines become visible. And these are just some of the most obvious indicators that our skin is not quite as supple as it used to be. Throw in external, yet unavoidable factors, such as sun exposure, certain medicines and our daily skin care routines, and it’s easy to understand how our skin is constantly under attack. It is the largest organ of the body, after all, exposed, used and often abused relentlessly. While taking good care of ourselves helps, it can’t stop natural skin degeneration or repair damage that’s already been done. The only recourse is targeting skin issues purposefully, when you (or friends) start to notice them. Here are four signs you should start investing in supplements for glowing skin:
You Don’t Always Eat Right, Sleep Enough or Exercise
Your body needs fuel, energy and rest to work correctly. If you already know that you aren’t eating the right nutrients or getting proper sleep or building enough muscle to help nourish your body appropriately, then you should definitely invest in supplements for glowing skin. Oral supplements (as opposed to topical solutions) are the only way to replenish many of the vitamins and minerals that are low due to unhealthy living.
Similarly, if you have a habit — like smoking — that inhibits normal bodily functioning, you likely need to invest in supplements for glowing skin. In addition to increasing a person’s risk of heart and lung disease, smoking speeds up the production of free radicals within the body, causing cellular damage and depleting stores of vital vitamins and minerals and, ultimately, often leading to the development of smoker’s wrinkles; tough, dry, sagging skin; discoloration; and unfortunately, sometimes, cancer. Supplements for glowing skin help counter the effects of free radicals and oxidative stress, possibly slowing the progression of many skin issues.
You Spend a Lot of Time in The Sun
All of us have spent much of our lives in the sun. Unless you live in a windowless box, you’re exposed to the sun every day you’re alive. Sunscreen is a great defense against harmful UVA and UVB rays, but damage to the skin can still occur even with diligent use. Either we don’t put enough on or we forget to reapply or we’re just lazy one day. Because we don’t wear sunscreen every minute of every day, we could all benefit from taking supplements. Antioxidant supplements specifically designed for glowing skin, such as those containing selenium, vitamins A, C and E and/or zinc, have been shown to improve the appearance of skin.
You Have a Vitamin Deficiency
Of course, if you know (or suspect) that you have a specific vitamin deficiency, taking supplements for glowing skin is just common sense. Research confirms that vitamins and other nutrients are necessary for skin to maintain moisture, protect against inflammation, speed healing and more.
Want to Learn More?
Taking supplements for glowing skin can potentially be advantageous for anyone, but we here at The Institute of Natural Health recommend talking to a trusted medical professional to learn which specific ones might offer you the best effects. To learn more about using supplements to restore valuable nutrients to your body so that your skin looks and feels its best, please contact our team of clinicians at The Institute of Natural Health.