In the never ending battle to fight the signs of aging, there have been many new advances in serums, lotions and creams. When it gets down to it, there really is no substitute for a well-balanced diet and avoiding the sun. With that being said, there are quite a few supplements that can help your skin look healthy and glowing once more. For best results, these supplements should be applied topically but adding them to your diet won’t hurt either. Here are three supplements for great looking skin.
There’s a reason why this vitamin is in just about every anti-wrinkle night cream on the market. Yes, vitamin A aka retinol is the main ingredient in the majority of anti-aging skin creams. The right amount of vitamin A can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help fight acne and dry skin. Found primarily in eggs, liver and milk, vegetarians may have to add this supplement into their diet to get the full benefits. To see an improvement in your skin, adult females need 700 micrograms and adult males need 900 micrograms daily.
Vitamin E is known as the skin vitamin because it does such a good job of keeping skin looking smooth and healthy. It also helps fight the effects of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. Surprisingly, these effects occur just by ingesting vitamin E so it is a useful supplement. However, according to WebMD, some medications may interact with vitamin E so check with your doctor before adding it to your diet.
Essential Fatty Acids
Omega-3-6-9 isn’t called essential for nothing. The fatty acids, particularly omega-3, not only protect against sun damage, they actually help repair it. According to Health Magazine, it can help prevent the release of collagen-destroying enzymes which staves off wrinkles and saggy skin. Omega-3s can also help relieve rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s important to maintain the balance of EFAs, so be sure to supplement omega-3, as omega-6 and 9 are found in abundance in our everyday diet.