Vitamins and Tips for Healthy Skin
As women, it’s a never-ending quest to keep our skin looking healthy and youthful. We try everything we can to stop those fine lines and wrinkles from appearing. There are environmental factors, as well as many chemical-laden personal care  products, that are harsh on your skin. The good news is that there are vitamins that you can supplement with, as well as many lifestyle changes you can make, to help protect and nourish your skin. 

Vitamins for Healthy Skin

There are certain vitamins, minerals and nutrients you may be deficient in that could be causing skin issues, as well as thinning hair and brittle nails. Our Hair, Skin and Nail Formula is a unique blend of the key vitamins, minerals and herbs that can help improve your skin, as well as restore the thickness of your hair and the strength of your nails. It helps maintain a beautiful complexion and aids in controlling acne, redness, wrinkles and aging. Our formula does not contain any soy, GMO, dairy, or gluten.

Slowing the aging process by use of collagen supplements has become a common practice in the field of dermatology and cosmetics. Current research reveals that collagen use could result in a reduction of wrinkles, rejuvenation of skin, and reversal of skin aging, which may improve skin hydration and elasticity. (1)

Collagen is a special type of protein that accounts for as much as 30% of the body’s total protein and is a primary structural component of connective tissue. Our bodies gradually make less collagen as we age, but collagen production drops most quickly due to excess sun exposure, smoking, excess alcohol, and lack of sleep and exercise. With aging, collagen in the deep skin layers changes from a tightly organized network of fibers to an unorganized maze. Environmental exposures can damage collagen fibers reducing their thickness and strength, leading to wrinkles on the skin’s surface. (2)

Our Collagen Peptides Powder contains three patented forms of collagen that are supported by clinical research and is a uniquely blended formula. It supports healthy skin, as well as hair, nails, joints and bones. You can add it to hot or cold liquids like coffee, tea or shakes. Our collagen peptide formula does not contain any gluten, dairy, soy or GMO.

Normal skin contains high concentrations of vitamin C which supports important functions in the body, one of which is stimulating collagen production and assisting in antioxidant protection against UV-induced photodamage. Being in constant contact with the external environment, the skin is subject to more insults than most of our other organs, and is where the first visible signs of aging occur. (3)  So you can see how vitamin C supplementation can be very beneficial for skin health.

Pycnogenol is an herbal supplement derived from French maritime pine bark extract and it is a powerful antioxidant. Research shows that Pycnogenol supplementation benefits the skin by increasing skin hydration and elasticity, therefore it may be useful to counteract the signs of skin aging. (4)

10 Tips for Healthy Skin

1. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and incorporate hydrating foods into your daily eating plan. Melons, berries and cucumbers are high in water content, which can help also help keep you hydrated.

2. Get Sound Sleep. Sleep is restorative and is beneficial for your skin. Don’t let your busy schedule interrupt your beauty sleep. Try to go to bed at the same time every night to help your body get into a good routine. It's important to keep your room completely dark, as well. If you need some help, try melatonin or Dr. Hotze’s Sleep Formula.

3. Never skip your daily routine. Always wash your face and apply moisturizer every morning and night. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer, and can also be used as a make-up remover.

4. Eat Healthy Fats. Increase your intake of healthy fats such as avocados, salmon, walnuts, and flax seeds to help lubricate your skin. Fish oil, olive oil and coconut oil can help hydrate your skin, too.

5. Eliminate Sugar. Sugar ages the skin. It is inflammatory and can cause acne, wrinkles and sagging. Sugar can also damage the skin’s collagen. If you need that sweet taste in your coffee or beverage, then try natural sweeteners such as Stevia and erythritol.

6. Limit alcohol intake and quit smoking. Alcohol causes inflammation and dehydrates your skin, leading to fine lines, and dull, sagging skin. Smoking narrows the blood vessels which in turn reduces blood flow and oxygen to the skin. It damages collagen and elastin causing wrinkles, aging, crow’s feet and psoriasis.

7. Reduce stress. Just as stress can negatively affect your health, it can also affect your skin, especially chronic stress. It can lead to inflammation, acne, eczema, rosacea, premature aging, fine lines, or even a rash. Take steps to de-stress such as meditation or breathing exercises.

8. Improve Gut Health – A healthy gut is important for healthy skin. An inflamed gut caused by poor eating habits, imbalance of good and bad bacteria, or food allergies can lead to skin irritation, eczema, acne, rosacea, and psoriasis.

9. Exercise. It’s important to stay active. Exercise increases the circulation of oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. It helps release toxins through sweat, which helps lead to clearer skin. It also helps to relieve stress.

10. Use sunscreen. This isn’t just for sunny days. Using sunscreen protects your skin on the cloudy, overcast days, as well. Apply every 2 hours, as well as moisturizing your skin. Find a sunscreen that is broad-spectrum (protecting from both UVA and UVB rays), fragrance-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and non-comedogenic.

We are here to help.

Call our Certified Holistic Nutritionists and Vitamin Consultants at Physicians Preference Vitamins at 281-646-1659 with any questions you have about vitamins for skin care or any other health concerns. It will be our privilege to serve you!