Glowing, vibrant skin is one sure sign of good health. Apart from body lotion, have you ever considered supplements to boost the glow of your dry skin?
Dry skin is itchy and uncomfortable. It's also a big part of the aging process. These days, there are new cures for wrinkles every month, a myriad of anti-aging products at every beauty store, and infomercials explaining the science of aging. People are blowing their budgets, trying to reverse time.
However, aging is part of the life cycle. That being said, there are preventative measures for maintaining a youthful, vibrant appearance as we age.
Your best bet is to start incorporating preventative measures NOW, no matter how old you are.
The most vital part of skin rejuvenation is keeping the skin hydrated. Dry skin is more susceptible to sun damage and wrinkles.
According to Idli Pekar, a facials and skincare product creator, fish oil is excellent for your heart and general health-especially the skin.
It contains omega-3 whose anti-inflammatory effects reduce redness, ward off wrinkles, and prevent and soothe acne.
Celebrity nutritionist Elissa Goodman's touts the benefits of Vitamin E and suggests taking it orally as a supplement to best reap the benefits of vitamin E:
When taken orally as a supplement, vitamin E's potent antioxidant properties help to protect the skin from further damage. Also, its anti-inflammatory property soothes the dry, itchy redness caused by dehydrated skin.
Plus, vitamin E is a nutrient your body needs to support your immune system and help your cells regenerate.
Vitamin E can even be applied topically to your face to reduce inflammation and give the appearance of younger skin. When used as a facial oil, vitamin E helps to prevent moisture loss from the skin.
Beauty mask treatments that contain vitamin E may have skin-softening and rejuvenating benefits. Masks with vitamin E tend to be paired with other ingredients, such as vitamin C.
Create your own vitamin E mask by combining vitamin E oil with skin-soothing almond oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, honey, and mashed avocado. Leaving this mixture on your face for 10 to 20 minutes may boost your skin’s clarity, brightness, and softness.
Remember that vitamin E is fat-soluble, which means it can build up in your skin layer as well as in your body.
To keep from clogging your pores or throwing off your skin’s natural oil balance, don’t use vitamin E treatments more than once or twice a week.
Zinc is an ingredient in many lotions and creams that treats rashes and dry skin. This is due to its anti-inflammatory effects. Plus, it boosts enzymes that support our immune system. Thus zinc could aid in preventing conditions like eczema that cause dry skin.
Evidence shows that lower levels of vitamin D3 are linked to dehydrated skin. If you live in overcast areas, you need extra help in getting sufficient vitamin D.
NOTE: Consult a medical professional before using a vitamin D supplement.
Research demonstrates this antioxidant's ability to prevent signs of aging and boost skin health, according to Jeffery Gladd, MD, and member of the Care of Scientific Advisory Board. He further adds that other studies show that astaxanthin plays a direct role in reducing water loss from the skin. Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that diminishes natural oxidative stresses on our skin.
This oil contains essential fatty acids that the body doesn't create on its own. Using an evening primrose supplement ensures that your body receives the vital fatty acids that keep your skin hydrated.
If you're frustrated with dry skin, try including one or more of these supplements into your skincare routine.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team