A part of my natural beauty regimen is making sure my skin and hair are nourished from the inside out. I had some serious skin problems going on and I found that, no matter what I slathered on my skin, it was something that was out of balance in my system that was making my skin unhappy.
For me, certain foods make my skin (and whole stinking body!) unhappy. A biggie for me is wheat. Since I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I've found that when some gluten sneaks its way into my diet, my skin pays the price. I can bet on loads of sugar to make my skin break out, too! I may be able to indulge in a gluten-free cupcake here and there, but once I've made lots of sugar a big part of my food choices for the week, my skin looks worse for the wear!
I also figured out what vitamins and supplements work for me to keep my skin in balance. I was taking supplements geared toward clearing up my adult acne, but now that it is under control, I've switched to a more whole-body approach to keeping my skin in balance and looking its best. Every day I take:
- New Chapter Organics Every Woman Multivitamin
- 3000mg of Fish Oil that is rich in Omega-3
- PB-8 Pro-biotics
- 500mg of Evening Primrose Oil
- 100mg CoQ10
- 500mg Resveratrol Complex
I also found that taking pro-biotics has really helped the clarity of my skin. I like PB-8 because it has pro-biotics for both your small and large intestine and it doesn't have to be refrigerated! Pro-biotics are amazing for your digestion and other body systems.
The Evening Primrose Oil, CoQ10, and Resveratrol complex are all great for keeping my skin happy. Certain famous dermatologists have been selling their own supplements that include these nutrients, but for $5 a day! I have seen a difference in the clarity and smoothness of my skin after 4 months of taking these!
Whew! It seems like a lot of vitamins to take every day, but once you make it a part of your routine (and see how much better you feel and how great your skin looks) you won't dread it like those not-red Flinstones vitamins;)!
**Of course, I am not a doctor, so consult your physician before you start taking any supplements or vitamins, since there may be side effects when taking these supplements with other medications. Dosages are also a personal decision and should be discussed with your physician, as well!**