09 May Start Your Skin Makeover From The Inside, Out
When you think about prepping your skin for big events such as weddings, birthdays or graduations, it’s easy to automatically jump to expensive serums and complicated in-clinic treatments. Of course, both those things are important additions to any routine (along with affordable products and even the simplest in-clinic treatments, I might add). But one thing most don’t consider when trying to get their skin into shape is treating it from the inside out.
I’ve had more than a few people tell me that beauty supplements aren’t necessary and that you can get all of the nutrients your skin needs from food and topical treatments. That may be true, but there’s a good chance that the average woman isn’t actually getting the amount of nutrients from her diet she needs to see a real difference in her skin. And since when is a little boost a bad thing? People working out to get their bodies into shape often rely on supplements, so doesn’t it make sense to do the same thing when getting your skin into shape?
However, it does take time to see results. You need to show patience and consistency which is why supplements in a tablet form such as Beauty Boosters are easy additions to your skincare routine. If you can’t commit to year round, start taking the supplements at least two months before your event.
Here’s the ingredients you should look out for…
Fish Oil – is a natural source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Our body can’t produce omegas on their own so it’s important to be including them in your diet. Beyond being good for healthy heart function, there’s also claims by nutritionists that the omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil can protect your skin against sun damage and nourish your hair follicles. It can also help to reduce acne and ward off wrinkles.
Evening Primrose Oil – is extracted from the seeds of Evening Primrose Flowers. It’s high in essential fatty acids including omega 6. It’s high antioxidant content can help to balance your hormones which often play a huge role in a lot of skin issues such as acne, dryness and sensitivity.
Vitamin C – is a powerful antioxidant that has a huge range of benefits when taken both orally and applied topically. There’s a lot of foods that provide vitamin c but an extra boost never hurts as it prevents signs of aging, strengthens your nails and hair, protects you from sun damage, speeds up the restorative process of your skin and helps to tighten your skin. This is all due to its ability to fight free radicals that come from the sun, pollution, your computer and phone screens, and the environment in general.
Riboflavin – also known as vitamin B2, riboflavin is another form of antioxidant that can boost the function of your metabolism, boost your energy levels, protect from free radicals and most interestingly, contribute to your growth. When I say growth, I don’t mean you’re suddenly going to wake up 6ft tall but rather, it helps to repair connective tissue in your skin by stimulating its growth and signalling cell repair.
Zinc – more than 100 different enzymes in your body rely on this trace mineral to function, particularly your skin. Whilst it’s not technically an antioxidant, it’s a crucial part of your skins defence squad to stop the formation of free radicals that cause dullness, pigmentation, wrinkles and other skin damage. It also helps to product the lipids (fats) in your skin that are responsible for the production of collagen that keeps your skin looking plump.
In my quest for wedding-day-ready skin, I put Beauty Boosters to the test. The trio of tablet supplements from the Australian brand include all of the key ingredients above amongst others. There’s Collagen – C, rich in vitamin c, Complexion Perfection, a fish oil and evening primrose oil based tablet and Glow Getter that has riboflavin and zinc. In a few quick seconds after breakfast every morning, you can take the vitamins and be one step closer to healthy skin. No complicated routines or odd tasting drinks required.
After just a few weeks, my nails were significantly stronger, they’d stopped breaking so easily and were growing faster than before. Another week passed and my hair was more glossy than it had been in a long time and I wasn’t experiencing as much breakage as usual when I brushed it. Eight weeks in is when I really started to notice my skin eating up all of the added nutrients. My skin felt more hydrated, it was bouncy and had a really natural radiance.
If you want to ramp up your glow factor, you can also add The Beauty Chef’s cult Glow Inner Beauty Powder. The taste may take a little getting used to but the bio-fermented powder has more than a few fans who get seriously glowing results. It’s packed with probiotics which focus on fostering a healthy gut that in-turn is kind to your skin. The brand also has a range of liquid supplements such as collagen, hydration and antioxidant.