7 Natural Beauty Boosting Supplements
Posted on June 03 2013
Who doesn’t want to look young and stay that way? There are many anti-aging supplements floating around with the promise of making you look younger. After researching and talking to dermatologists, researchers have found seven anti-aging supplements worth checking out, all with proven results.
Fern Extract. Using an SPF30 everyday is a great way to protect your skin, but you can boost your UV protection by taking an antioxidant supplement like Heliocare, or SunPill. These pills contain fern extract and significantly reduce UVA-related DNA damage that leads to wrinkling and brown spots. For the most effective results, pop one each day starting a week before you plan on hitting the beach. By doing this, antioxidants will build up in your system for the ultimate protection.
Biotin. A daily 2.5 mg dose of vitamin B is good for swimmers and people who spend a lot of time in the water in the summer. This supplement will help to prevent the breakage that happens to the skin from too much exposure to salt and chlorine. Research proves that a daily dose of this nutrient will increase nail thickness by 25%, making nails less likely to split and tear.
Idebenone. This antioxidant is ideal for younger looking skin. It is small enough to penetrate deep into the skin to repair damaged cells. If you take it daily, it will protect and defend your skin’s health from the inside out.
Primrose and Black Currant Oil. These gamma-linolenic acids are fats that help to promote healthy skin, hair and nails. Evening primrose oil and black currant oil, 500 mg doses twice a day, will yield positive results after taking for 6-8 weeks.
Fish Oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for the health of your nails. You can eat a few more weekly servings of omega-rich flaxseed, walnuts and oily cold-water fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines. Or you can hit up your local grocery or health food store to get daily supplements with 2 to 3g of fish oil.
Imedeen Prime Renewal. Postmenopausal women who take this biomarine-based complex have showed significant improvement in skin firmness and smoothness. The results are typically seen on the face, décolletage and hands, and it also proved to increase the skin’s moisture by 30%. Other changes include a visible reduction in fine lines, fading sunspots and an overall brighter complexion.
Iron and Vitamin C. One reason for hair thinning is anemia. Hair loss occurs due to iron deficiency and also lowers the level of red blood cells, which can be crucial to the health of your hair follicles. Start now and save your hair by taking iron supplements that are paired with vitamin C.