Worried you’re not getting the most out of your go-to moisturizer or serum? Skincare experts say that the answer to your skincare woes could be linked to your diet. Most people with mature skin are lacking in vital skin nutrients and minerals that boost collagen, which results in common concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dullness, and dark spots.
This is where supplements come into play. A great natural supplement to start with is vitamin C as it’s an important antioxidant that is responsible for protecting the skin from free radical damage.
“It does this by decreasing cell damage and helping the healing process of bodily wounds. It can also help fend off signs of aging because of its vital role in the body’s natural collagen synthesis. It helps to heal damaged skin, and in some cases, reduces the appearance of wrinkles,” New York dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD, tells New Beauty.
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A vitamin C supplement is just one of the many supplements Dr. Peredo swears by for younger-looking skin. She says she also takes a daily vitamin D and E supplement as well as a calcium and omega-3 supplement, which "support brain and immune function and keep skin and hair youthful."
Another important skin-healthy supplement to take is a probiotic, which helps the skin from within. “Probiotics are beneficial bacteria to improve digestion, reduce bloating, help boost immune function and protect us from viruses and infections," Dr. Peredo continues.
Ask your doctor if taking a daily supplement is right for your skin!
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