How to Feed Your Skin From Within
In recent years, growing studies have evidenced the correlation between gut health and its impact on skin conditions. The skin plays an important role in expelling toxins and water whilst also being the body’s first line of defense against harmful bacteria. Both the gut and skin are densely packed with blood vessels and nerves which provides a bidirectional connection adding to the age-old tale ‘You are what you eat’. Consequently, the skin can be a key indicator of any imbalances in your gut or your overall health.
Although topical skincare plays a major role in improving our skin condition, skin supplements help to maintain and retain radiant beautiful skin from the inside out. Take a look at our top key supplement categories below:
Your gut microbiome contains trillions of microorganisms and bacteria that are vital for a correctly functioning gut and your overall health. Poor nutrition, stress, hormones and even antibiotics can disrupt the balance of your gut microbiome, resulting in breakouts and inflammation.
Skin Clear Biome is formulated from 4 specific strains of beneficial bacteria (Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Lactobacillus Helveticus, Lactobacillus Paracasei and Saccharomyces Bourlardii) that work in synergy to support the gut flora, soothe irritation and balance oil production. With the addition of zinc, Skin Clear Biome boosts the skin barrier and clarifies your complexion – keeping those pesky spots at bay.
As we age, our natural collagen production decreases and the elasticity of our skin depletes, resulting in accentuated wrinkles and less firm complexions. Supplementing with ingredients that can boost your own collagen production can help the skin age better, look more youthful and glowing.
Skin Collagen Support is the next generation of collagen support. Vitamin C, zinc, MSM, grapeseed extract and melon concentrate work in harmony to defend and maintain the skins natural collagen and elastin production, leading to more supple, plump and smooth skin that protects from the signs of stress.
Omega Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are incredibly useful for the healthy function of our brain and our skin. Unlike other nutrients, essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 cannot be produced naturally within the body. It is, therefore, important to supplement either by supplements themselves and in your diet.
Skin Omegas+ provide a combination of Omega-3, Omega-6 and Vitamin A. These deeply nourishing ingredients work to moisturise and hydrate all layers of the skin, reaching where your hydrating serums cannot. The skin across your entire body is nourished from within, resulting in an all-over luminous glow. Omega fatty acids are perfect for all skin types but, particularly those who struggle with dehydrated, sensitive skins or conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
The skin needs essential vitamins and fatty acids to function at optimum levels. It is common for many to focus their skincare regimes on the face and decolletage but neglect the skin on their bodies. Supplements are an easy way to ensure that your whole body recieves the critical nutrients it needs for a radiant glow.
Skin Vitality is a fantastic daily multi-vitamin for the skin, packed with 28 ingredients including; copper for maintenance of connective tissues keeping the skin supple, Vitamin B2 to reduce fatigue and Vitamin D to support bone and immune system function. This clever blend of ingredients also includes acai, bilberry, broccoli and spinach that are bursting with antioxidants, to protect your skin from free radicals and enhance your skin’s radiance.
If you wish to find out more on what supplements would be best suited to your skin, book a consultation with our Skincare Specialist Katherine Taylor who will be happy to help you on your skincare journey.