We think it’s fair to say that we are all willing to spend a pretty penny on skincare products that promise us radiant, glowing skin. But what if we told you that for most people healthy glowing skin starts from the inside out?
Here are our top 5 glowing skin must-haves for glowing skin, backed by research ✨
💧Hydration is key to healthy glowing skin. You can use the best creams and eat the healthiest diet, but unless you are staying hydrated your skin won’t look and feel its best.
Aiming to get your 2 litres of water every day will do wonders for your skin health, alongside an array of other benefits, like improved digestion. Proper hydration levels help the skin to become plump and improves its elasticity meaning it’s less likely to crack and have irritations and blemishes.
🥬Zinc plays an important role in hair, skin and nail tissue growth and repair. It also helps keep the oil glands around the hair follicles working properly. Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, zinc is especially beneficial for inflammatory acne. Zinc in the form of picolinate is the preferred form to supplement as it’s better absorbed into the bloodstream.
Foods rich in zinc are oysters, poultry, beef, beans, leafy green vegetables and nuts.
🐟Omega 3’s play many vital roles in overall skin health. Omega 3 deficiency can cause dry, itchy, flaky skin. It can lead to fingertips that crack and hair to become dry, tangled and lacklustre. When omega 3’s are consumed on a regular basis they can protect against redness, irritation and sun damage. They also help to regulate the skin's oil production and can strengthen your skin's ability to retain water, leaving your skin more hydrated and glowing.
Foods rich in omega 3s are salmon, mackerel, sardines and algae.
🧬Collagen peptides supplements are the new kid on the skincare block.
They have become very popular in skincare and haircare for their perceived ability to rejuvenate skin, reduce wrinkles, restore volume and elasticity to the skin. Collagen Peptides are the hydrolyzed form of collagen, which is a structural protein found in the matrix of the skin and all of the connective tissues, including the tissue surrounding our hair follicles. The smaller the molecules of collagen peptides the easier it is for our body to absorb it into the bloodstream. Now this isn’t a skin health quick fix, it would be recommended to supplement with collagen for 3 months for best results and alongside a vitamin C supplement to help with collagen absorption.
While further research is warranted to show the extent of the benefit consuming collagen peptides can have on skin and hair health, the data we are currently working on is promising.
🍊Vitamin C is a potent, water-soluble antioxidant that fights inflammation, oxidative stress and free radicals in the body. How does that benefit your skin health?
Ageing causes a decline in vitamin C content in both the epidermis and dermis and excessive exposures to UV light or pollutants such as cigarette smoke and pollution may also lower vitamin C content, primarily in the epidermis. Vitamin C is needed for the creation of collagen in the body, while it also helps the body absorb iron, a mineral necessary for hair growth.
We recommend supplementing with vitamin C in a liposomal form, as this is the optimal form for absorption.
Supplement options for the above tips:
- Nutri Advanced, Zinc Picolinate - link here.
- Wileys, Peak EPA - link here.
- Biocare, Mega EPA - link here.
- Vital Protein, Marine Collagen
- Soemga, Liposomal Vitamin C - link here.
Now that you have our 5 favourites for glowing skin, be sure to tag us in your glowing festive.
If you’re unsure exactly which supplements you need to support yourself, get a Personalised Supplement Plan here!