The phrase 'beauty comes from within', doesn't only refer to someone's attitude. Improving your internal health can have a fantastic physical effect on you the health of your skin. While you take care to use natural skincare products topically, you can easily include supplements into your skincare routine to help internally.
Research has indicated that higher intakes of Vitamin C and linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid), and lower intakes of fats and carbohydrates are associated with better skin-ageing appearance. This means a lower likelihood of wrinkles and dryness as you age. Research has also concluded that promoting healthy dietary behaviours may have additional benefits for the appearance of your skin. For example, antioxidants such as berries and probiotics are fantastic to be taken orally for benefiting your skin's appearance.
My favourite inner beauty supplements
The Beauty Chef Range
The The Beauty Chef range of products are some of our most highly reviewed – and raved about – products at Nourished Life. The Beauty Chef inner beauty products target digestive health and radiant, glowy looking skin. The Beauty Chef utilises the benefits of whole foods, fermented foods and pre and probiotics. By using fermentation processes, bio-active nutrients are easier for your body and skin to absorb. Choose from INNER GLOW Advanced for a boost in skin vitality, COLLAGEN to help smooth fine lines, ANTIOXIDANT to help protect against damage from free radicals, and HYDRATION to improve skin texture. Help boost the benefits further from the outside with their Skin Refiner and Beauty Fix Balm daily on your skin.
Supercharged Food Love Your Gut Powder
Help to gently sweep away toxins and impurities from your digestive system to reveal luminous skin with this Love Your Gut Powder. This powder is a best-seller, and for good reason: it helps to remove toxins from your digestive system, which benefits your overall well-being in many ways. The key ingredient is Diatomaceous Earth, a food-grade version of this ingredient which contains a natural mix of minerals. When this powder reaches your digestive system, it helps to gently remove these from your body, while making sure good bacteria remains in your system. When there are no toxins in your gut's way, you are able to absorb nutrients with ease. As Love Your Gut Powder is technically food (not a medication), it can be combined with other supplements (but of course always check with your healthcare professional to be sure). If you'd like more information, you can read the Love Your Gut FAQs here.
Beauty Boosters Range
Designed to assist in the maintenance of general wellbeing, Beauty Boosters supplements can be taken daily. Complexion Perfection combines Omega 3,6 and 9 fatty acids with Evening Primrose Oil, Collagen-C contains Vitamin C to help boost Collagen production, while Glow Getter contains a mix of vitamins and minerals to support healthy hair, skin and nails. Shop the entire Beauty Boosters range here. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. Always read the label. Use only as directed.
WelleCo The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens
45 natural ingredients make up this premium multivitamin. The Super Elixir Alkalising Greens helps maintain overall wellbeing by rebalancing the body's acidity and alkaline levels to it's optimum pH levels. Aloe vera, pomegranate and horsetail are the key skin loving ingredients, which is blended with kelp, turmeric and dandelion for organ and systemic benefits.
Vida Glow Powder
Mix the Vida Glow Beauty Protein Vanilla into your smoothie or water each day to help support your skin.
This Vida Glow Beauty Protein in Vanilla is a protein- and nutrient-packed blend of organic plant protein sources including Sacha Inchi, Fermented Pea and Sprouted Brown Rice Proteins combined with organic Chia Seeds and digestive enzymes, and is designed to support the development of lean, toned muscles as it promotes recovery from an active lifestyle.
Ethical Nutrients Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
The Ethical Nutrients Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails can help to support healthy hair, skin and nails and contains a range of vitamins and minerals including Kelp, silica, zinc and Vitamin E encourage healthy hair, skin and nails. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
Mukti Collagen Bioactive Booster
The Multi Bioactive Collagen is a berry flavoured powder supplement made with marine collagen peptides and skin-boosting antioxidants to help promote a youthful and glowing complexion. Mukti Bioactive Collagen includes a combination of carefully selected and scientific-based ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Astaxanthin, Resveratrol and Aloe Vera as well as Jerusalem Artichoke for its prebiotic properties.
Frank Simple Collagen - Beauty Rest Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate from Frank Simple is a blend of delicious organic Cacao and sustainably caught Marine Collagen, with added Passionflower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm and Ashwaganda to help enhance your sleep.
We all know the importance of a good night's rest and how difficult it can be to have a restful sleep. What we consume prior to bedtime can sometimes impact the quality of your sleep and make you restless. This hot chocolate blend is a guilt-free treat that can be enjoyed before bed, mixed with your choice of hot milk or water.
Optima Ultimate 1.0 Complete Skin Food Elixir™
Optima Ultimate 1.0 Complete Skin Food Elixir™ is formulated to provide everything needed for optimal gut health and to feed, support and protect the skin in one delicious, strawberry-vanilla flavoured, daily supplement. Two years in the making, it contains Optima's proprietary blends of meticulously-sourced, all-natural ingredients in potent, carefully measured, scientifically proven* dosages, which target where beautiful, healthy skin really begins – the gut.
Morlife Beauty Antiox Berry Deluxe
Morlife Beauty Antiox Berry Deluxe is a complete beauty supplement that helps rejuvenate the skin, collagen formation and hair and nail strength. This berry flavoured powder is made from premium Verisol® Hydrolysed Marine Collagen Peptides and contains antioxidant superfoods, key phytonutrients, Coenzyme Q10 and Silica. This formula includes six vitamins and minerals: Vitamins A, C & E plus Biotin, Selenium, Silica & Zinc to promote healthy skin, hair and nails.
KORA Organics Noni Glow Skinfood with Prebiotics
KORA Organics Noni Glow Skinfood is an organic superfood supplement with a potent, nutrient-dense formula to promote beauty and wellness. The key ingredient is Certified Organic Noni Extract, which contains over 100 vitamins and minerals, and is known for its powerful antioxidant and natural rejuvenating properties.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition