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Why you should supplement your skin

Everyone is looking for a simple and easy way to transform their skin, rewind the clock, and get that natural glow. As the largest organ, taking care of your skin should be an essential part of your wellbeing regime, and remember that looking after it starts from within.
 
We can all look back to a time where we have consumed food and liquids that did not have our best interest at heart, and the effects start showing on our faces in the form of blemishes, dullness, and dehydration. While consuming a balanced diet with all the nutrients you need is essential, it can be helpful to give your skin more support through supplementation. 
 
But it’s not just diet that plays an intrinsic part in our skin health. Both emotions and lifestyle do as well; if you aren’t sleeping well or are suffering from stress, then chances are, it will show on your skin. Several techniques have been created over the years to demonstrate how to keep your skin clear. One of these is face mapping, where you can map each section of the face to a different organ in the body. When there is an imbalance in the body, it is said that the skin will show this through pimples, redness, or dryness. 
 
Today we’re going to look at three reasons you should supplement your skin and how adding these into your routine can make a difference to how your skin appears.  

Gut Health

The gut is an incredibly complex area of the body. Its important to our overall health is a topic of interest that not many are aware about. Numerous studies have shown links between gut health, the immune system, mood, stress response and skin conditions.

Your skin is linked closely to the gut, and they enjoy a constant dialogue with each other. It has become known as the gut-skin axis. Now, it doesn't sound glamorous, but the gut is where our bodies make nutrients, metabolize hormones, and neutralize pathogens. If the integrity of your gut and the balance of bacteria gets disturbed - it can have a vast impact on your skin.

Studies have demonstrated that if you have signs of gut inflammation, then you are likely to experience skin inflammation like acne. So, it's super important to get your digestive health in check to experience that clear, glowing skin we all want!

One supplement that can support your gut is Green Magic, which supports the normal function of your immune system and contributes to normal digestion. The formulation blends nutrient-dense foods into one convenient serving that delivers thousands of antioxidants. Green Magic also contains excellent sources of fibre, which is key to gut health, as it promotes the growth of good gut flora. 

Collagen

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and is the major component of connective tissues like the skin. It provides your skin with structure, and consuming collagen has been known to improve skin health

As you age, the rate at which your body produces collagen slows down, losing up to 1.5% of collagen each year. It can lead to an increase in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as poor skin elasticity. 

Collagen supplements can support overall skin wellbeing, and by ingesting collagen capsules or drinks, you can boost the collagen levels in the body. Our Collagen Shots harness the advanced technology of VERISOL® which, is clinically proven to increase skin elasticity and reduce the volume of fine lines. Each 50ml bottle delivers 5,000mg of pure collagen - making it one of the most potent collagen drinks on the market! It also contains several vitamins and minerals essential for skin health like vitamins C and E. 

In our other supplements, we use collagen peptides. These are shorter chains of collagen protein that make our supplements highly digestible and more bioavailable. It is an ideal way for collagen to reach the deeper layers of your skin. You can read more about the collagen peptides within Proto-col supplements and the science behind them in one of our previous blogs

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are great for fighting free radicals (unstable atoms) and the damage they can cause to the body's cells. They can help to maintain healthy skin and prevent wrinkles and inflammation to the skin. In short, they are damage defenders that can help to slow skin ageing, and they deserve a place in your routine. 

Free radicals produce naturally in our bodies; but, they can also come from exposure to external elements like UV rays and pollution. If there is an overload of free radicals, then it causes oxidative stress. It is one of the key triggers for premature ageing, skin discolouration and collagen degradation. 

Antioxidants are chemicals that lessen or assist in preventing the effects of free radicals. No single antioxidant can combat the effects of every free radical. They can help by reducing oxidative stress and slowing down skin cell damage. 

Skin Radiance delivers a combination of powerful antioxidants to support your skin's natural glow and prevent the signs of early ageing. The antioxidant-rich formula targets skin problems including; uneven skin tone, dark circles, redness, and hyperpigmentation. 

When looking at supplements that contain antioxidants, you may come across the expression 'ORAC', which stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity of fruits and vegetables. It can also measure the capacity of nutraceuticals. The higher the ORAC unit, the higher the antioxidant activity, which may help slow the processes associated with ageing in both the brain and body. Skin Radiance delivers 3,435 ORAC units per serving (0.15g). 

 

While having a regimented skincare routine can support the appearance of skin and give you a health glow, sometimes the best way to fix your skin and see the real benefits is from the inside out. Supplements give your skin the boost it needs alongside getting the correct amount of nutrients from eating well. And the bonus is they are super easy to incorporate into any routine!