Skin is your primary defense against the outside world. It is your biggest organ. It is part of other people’s first impressions.
It helps you to breathe, detox, and regulate your body temperature. It seems that some people have skin that can go through just about anything and nothing seems to blot the complexion, while others can do everything right and still struggle.
I personally know what’s it is like to fight for perfect skin. So I’ve come up with some helpful tips for you to achieve healthy, youthful skin.
Astaxanthin. Say it again. Astaxanthin. It’s a great word to say but it is even better at being an antioxidant. It is a carotenoid that may actually reduce damage by ultraviolet radiation from the sun, acting almost like internal suncreen. It keeps inflammation low as well, and is useful when the skin is sunburned – it helps to reduce the inflammation.
Vitamin C is also very important to having healthy skin. Vitamin C actually builds collagen, reduces redness, and strengthens capillaries. Strong capillaries prevent unnecessary blue veins on the skin and redness. Humans cannot make their own vitamin C, so it is vital to good health. You just can’t live without it. Why not make it fun at the same time? Try the Bio-Fizz by Designs for Health.
Lipoic acid is literally one of the strongest antioxidants on the market. It strengthens skin and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and is helpful in diabetes and stabilizing blood sugars.
Hyaluronic acid is vital to healthy skin and joints. It keeps collagen hydrated and youthful and allows moisture retention not only in the skin but also the joints. You often see it in joint complexes, but any part of your body with collagen are going to be helped by this amazing molecule. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body.
Essential fatty acids (EFA) are needed for healthy cells and keeping inflammation low. It also adds moisture and allows the skin to be hold moisture, making skin softer and more hydrated.
Vitamin E and Selenium can help protect against UV-induced oxidative stress. Vitamin E is best taken as mixed tocopherols 400 IU once a day. My prefered selenium is methylselenocysteine and selenomethionine. You can take ArthroSoothe for skin as well as joints. Joint health correlates highly with skin health.
As always, let me know if you have any questions or have experience with any of these supplements.