Many people treat skin problems by using typical expensive, beauty, or chemical cosmetics; lotion, scrubs and etc. However, treating outer or upper layer doesn’t do much to treat the root of problems such as bad nutrition, dietary, and lifestyle routine.
Most people find it hard to keep your diet on the right track every meal they consume everyday, including me. That’s how I started the a habit of taking supplements which replaced the nutrients I’ve lost.
So. This entry will be all about…
Dietary Supplements for beautiful skin
Please note that I’ll only concentrate on the benefits of supplements to our SKIN. I wrote a review below as a regular user so the outcome might be different for some of you.
Advice #1: Seek professional doctor’s advice if you know nothing about pills.
Advice #2: Know your body limit before taking too much any of these.
WHAT TYPE OF SUPPLEMENTS I HAVE TAKEN?
1. OMEGA-3 Fatty-Acid
This was the very first supplement I took until now. Helps with blackheads or whiteheads (Acne) with Fatty Acid, “EFA” which the body can not produce on its own but only through diet. It strangely helps me in gaining my appetite too. I take this DAILY.
2. EVENING PRIMROSE OIL – Softer Skin
also contains EFA. However, after taking it for a month, I find my skin amazingly softer. I take one capsule every night ONE HOUR before I sleep (To avoid waking up to go to toilet in the middle of the night). My friend who takes this daily, she has the same review as I do.
3. VITAMIN C – Lighten Skin, Anti Aging
I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables daily which are rich in vitamin C. I usually take 1-2 tablets if I have any alcoholic drinks on a particular day. If you are more a meat lover and dislike eating vegetables and fruits, then I think you may need to take it daily. Vitamin C helps to brighten your skin, makes it look more radiant and slows the aging of skin cell. It may also reduce sunburn.
* However, too much of Vitamin C also can caused Kidney stones, diarrhea and nausea so make sure you know the suitable dosage for your body.
4. VITAMIN B – Acne Problems
Can be found in banana, meat, oatmeal and rice. I took this only when I’m in a stressful period, with deadlines or overload of work. It helps you with stress which may lead you to have acne problems, doesn’t treat acne directly.
5. VITAMIN E - Anti Aging
Can be found in olive oil, green leafy vegetables, and nuts. It helps to restore the moisture in your skin and slows the aging of skin cells. Also protecting our skin from UV light, pollution and other elements that damages skin cells. It’s better to know how to take care of your skin when we are still young. We ladies would love to stay young forever don’t we?
WHAT BRAND SHOULD YOU BUY?
So far I’ve tried different brands such as Blackmores, Fancl, Nutrilite, Aimstar, GNC, Brands, Ocean Health, and etc. To be very honest, I think it’s hard to do the comparison for these brands on quality unless you’ve tried it yourself. If you insist, my preference now is:
FANCL – Pack in Aluminum Zip-lock bag, easy to carry around. Small capsules, easier to consume but have to take many pills a day. I’ve tried their Vitamin C, Vitamin E Natural Mix and DHA. I’ve also tried IRON for Woman from GNC and I like it. Smell alright compared to many brands (Big tablets, take only 1 a day)
As requested from my readers, I hope this entry helps you to find the right type of supplement to take if you think you need one. I’m very open for recommendations on any brands and/or other benefiting supplements you have tried before so please feel free to leave your comments here.
Having beautiful skin starts from the inside, these dietary supplements could benefit you. However, it’s best to have discipline on your diet and it’s the most healthy way to treat you skin.
Love. – nira
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