SIX SUPPLEMENTS FOR GLOWING & HEALTHY SKIN

We all know the benefits of looking after our skin and that prevention is the best cure but did you know that many experts now link skin problems back to what is going on “inside” or in the gut. But what if you are eating a pristine sugar-free, dairy-free diet with plenty of healthy fats, fermented foods and downing loads of fibre, green juice and water daily but still noticing fine lines creeping in or regularly breaking out?
Sometimes a supplement boost may be just what is needed to get your skin back on track. That's why we've compiled six of our favourite ingredients to look for in supplements to help you get that extra support you may need to achieve and maintain that youthful, glowing skin you deserve. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the key nutrients for skin, filling you in on the benefits of different vitamins and minerals, as well as the latest research. 


What does “skin care” mean to you? Most of us will first think of the ways we care for our skin from the outside - with things like serums, moisturizers, and exfoliants that we apply topically. But we at VK6 believe that topical skin care works best when it’s one component of a complete holistic effort, which encompasses important lifestyle factors like a healthy balance of diet and exercise. By also adding the right vitamins and other nutrients to your diet, you supply your body with the building blocks it needs in order to heal and defend itself - and you can help take care of your skin from the inside out! 

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Six Nutrients for Healthy Skin

 

1. Vitamin C

Antioxidant vitamin C is essential to the health of your skin. It helps to fight skin damage and promote wound healing, and to protect your skin from environmental stressors. It’s also one of the key nutrients your body requires in order to create collagen, a building block that helps to keep your skin healthy and youthful.

You can get vitamin C from food sources by incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially leafy greens and citrus fruit. Green tea is also a good source of vitamin C and is one of the key ingredients in our all natural weight management supplement VK6 Slim Fit. Vitamin C is also a key ingredient  in our VK6 White Element & Collagen Compression.

 

2. B Vitamins

B-vitamins might be notorious for their mood support properties, but they also play key roles when it comes to maintaining the health of your skin. Different B-vitamins have different benefits for the skin. For instance, research has shown that vitamin B12 helps your body to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria--leading to a reduction in acne-causing bacteria. Some emergent studies have even suggested a link between vitamin B3 and a decreased risk of skin cancer.

Good food sources of B-vitamins include milk, eggs, and cheese; meat and fish; green, leafy vegetables; soy products; and whole grains. It’s best to eat a wide variety of these foods in order to get a diverse range of B-vitamins in your diet. However, for a no-fuss 

 

3. Magnesium

Magnesium is considered the “original chill pill”. It has an incredible ability to regulate and dampen the effect of stress hormones and can also assist in synthesising serotonin, your feel-good hormone. This is critical when it comes to the health of our skin as there is such a strong link between stress and skin problems. When we are chronically stressed, our adrenals work extra hard to release adrenaline and cortisol. High levels of cortisol lead to a higher production of insulin which in turn is associated with a greater production of sebum which is the trigger for clogged pores and acne. 
Magnesium's benefits for your skin are as extensive as the benefits for your health. "Magnesium helps improve your skin's overall appearance, reducing acne and other skin disorders by lowering cortisol levels, stabilising hormonal imbalances, and improving cellular processes.
Try our VK6 S-Block, specifically designed to target both skin and body with a formula packed with B Vitamins, folic acid & of course magnesium. 

 

4. Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed extract)

Vitis Vinifera is the technical name for grape seed extract, which is used in cosmetics and personal care products because of its natural antioxidant properties. Grape seed extract (GSE) is a potent source of antioxidants, including
phenolic acids, anthocyanins, flavonoids and oligomeric
proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs). The antioxidants in GSE may help
alleviate oxidative stress, inflammation and tissue damage that can
occur alongside chronic diseases throughout your body. GSE has been
shown to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of blood clotting, as
well as help destroy free radicals in your body, which in turn may help
you avoid premature ageing. 

We love GSE supplements that combine the powers of this plant with other fatty acids, like our VK6 Collagen Compression.

 

5. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a highly effective antioxidant when it comes to anti-ageing support. Vitamin E levels in the skin are reduced the more we are exposed to sunlight, environmental pollutants and internal toxins. Supplementing with this antioxidant helps to reduce oxidative damage and disrupts the chain reaction caused by free radicals. It also prevents wrinkle formation by supporting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration. Transepidermal water-loss is reduced with Vitamin E, this boosts the skin natural moisture content.

Vitamin E is suggested for those who are starting to develop fine lines, if you spend a lot of time in the sun (or have previously), you have scarring or your skin is feeling dehydrated despite the fact that you are using a natural cleanser, nourishing face oils and lotions. We love Vitamin E topically as well as internally for refining fine lines and healing the skin- it's found in our VK6 Breast Beauty Firming Lotion.

 

6. Niacinamide or Nictotinamide (Vitamin B3)

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, which research has proven can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, and dry skin.  Niacinamide has a wide range of uses in the body, helping functions in the digestive system, skin and nervous system. 

Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrier, which can, in turn, help to retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin. It can also concurrently rebuild cells in the skin whilst protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins. Moreover, it also helps build keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy.

Try our bestselling VK6 S-Block with Niacin, antioxidants and other skin-replenishing ingredients that make this product a multi-tasking must-have solution for all.

 

*Always consult your physician before starting a new vitamin or supplement. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your physician to see which supplements are safe for use.

 

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