To achieve a young and radiant appearance, don’t forget to include proper diet and quality supplements for beautiful skin. It’s well known that the skin is the body’s largest organ and most prone to damage from the environment. If you want to nourish your skin, you must remember to feed your body right, too.
IMPORTANT NOTE! This article is based upon my personal preferences for products that I use or have used. Please consult your health provider before using any of the featured supplements.
Eat Your Fruit and Veggies!
Beautiful skin requires nourishment. In order to properly care for your skin, it’s important to eat a balanced diet consisting of the right amounts of the basics: protein, natural whole grains, healthy fats, and of course vegetables and fruit. Eating food that is near to the source (“local” food) is one way of protecting your health and providing a youthful glow to your skin. This means that your diet should consist of fresh, leafy vegetables and fruit whenever possible. Farmer markets are a great place to buy locally grown produce.
Drink Plenty of Water
The benefits of drinking plenty of water are enormous. In addition to keeping your digestion running smoothly and keeping a proper fluid balance, the effects of drinking plenty of water will be apparent in fresh and glowing skin. Women’s bodies are made up of about 55% water. If you don’t take in enough water, you become dehydrated and your skin will show it. Drinking eight 8-oz glasses (64 oz) of water a day is recommended. To use an example, a regular-sized sports bottle holds 20-oz. For me, it’s easiest to fill the bottle and leave it on my desk as I work, and then refill three times though the day. I tend to forget when I’m at home, so I leave a glass of water on the kitchen counter to help me to remember to get my eight glasses of water.
In addition to getting enough water for healthy skin, it’s important to limit your intake of sodas (including diet drinks), caffeine, and alcohol. These tend to dry rather than nourish your skin.
If you drink fruit juice, that is fine in moderation but remember that you are getting concentrated sugars and not the benefit of the fiber that’s in whole fruit. Stick to water for the most part, and eat your fruit whole.
What if You’re Not Always Able to Eat Right?
Sometimes you just don’t take the time to eat right and your skin will show it. If you don’t always get enough fresh vegetables, there are supplements that you can take to enhance your intake of vitamins and minerals. I started taking extra supplements during pregnancy at the recommendation of my practitioner and have relied on a daily multivitamin ever since. After menopause, you may decide to include calcium supplements in your daily regimen.
The vitamin supplements that I use daily are Nature’s Life Soft Gelatin Multiple vitamins and Nature’s Life Calcium Softgel capsules. The soft gelatin capsules are easy to digest and are derived from natural ingredients. (Please see product information below.)
Nature’s Life Soft Gelatin Multiple (120 capsules)
As a dietary supplement, take two (2) softgels per day, with food.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
Does not contain
PABA, corn, di-calcium phosphate, flavoring or coloring., gluten, milk or other dairy products, preservatives, rice, rye, starch, wheat, yeast
Nature’s Life Calcium Softgels, 1000 mg (180 count)
Calcium is intended to provide nutritive support for healthy bones and teeth, proper nerve impulse transmission, and muscle contraction. Magnesium is intended to provide nutritive support for healthy bones and teeth, muscle, and nerve function. Vitamin D is intended to provide nutritive support for skeletal growth and strong bones as well as for supporting healthy calcium metabolism.
Nature’s Life D-3 Softgels, Cholecalciferol, 2000 IU (240 count)
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient particularly important in skeletal development and bone mineralization. Vitamin D is the principal regulator of balancing calcium in the body.
In summary, it’s so important to nourish your body properly with a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and take supplements when necessary so you can keep your skin healthy and youthful at any age.