3 Best Supplements for Skin Health
Keep your skin soft and glowing as the weather grows cooler with the help of these three key nutrients for dry skin:
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1 – Fish Oils
Why it’s great for your skin: Essential fatty acids (EFAs) from fish and other sources help prevent dry skin and premature aging. They work by helping cells stay fluid and flexible, allowing nutrients to enter the cells and wastes to exit them. EFA metabolites “waterproof” the skin, creating a barrier against the elements. Fish oils help inhibit inflammation and the overproduction of sebum, which can reduce acne breakouts.
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2 – Vitamin C
Why it’s great for your skin: Vitamin C plays a critical role in the body’s production of collagen, the most abundant protein in the body. Inadequate intake of vitamin C can cause dry, lackluster skin. Vitamin C helps cells produce collagen fibers that firm skin, and it fights free radicals that age skin.
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3 – Ceramides
Why it’s great for your skin: Several studies show taking ceramide supplements can increase ceramide concentrations in the skin, enhance moisture retention, and significantly reduce dryness and flaking. In one study, women who took ceramides for three months showed a significant increase in skin hydration. You’ll find ceramides in capsules.
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