Three Supplements For Clearer Skin


Three Supplements For Clearer Skin

Super helpful info about supplements for skin care below, but first I want to tell you about what I’ve been up to.

I’ve been doing daily skin care tips on Periscope. It may be a brand new app and social media platform – but I’m absolutely loving it. It’s live and I get to answer all your questions in real time. If you haven’t tried this app yet, I highly recommend downloading it (follow me!) and checking it out. As of right now, it’s iOS only, but I’ve heard the Android version is coming out within a week or so.

You can also watch on the web without the app, just follow me on Twitter to be notified of the link when I go live.

Replays of the live broadcasts stay online for 24 hours, but I’ll be uploading the best to Youtube (can’t save comments though, sorry), so I can let everyone else in on the good stuff.

Which brings me to the meat of this article. I want to let you in on supplements you can take that will help you achieve clear, healthy skin. Watch (or read!) below. Links to recommendations also listed below.

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There is of course no supplement for actually being healthy, so obviously for the healthiest skin eat well, exercise, keep stress in check, etc.

Also, I’m not a medical professional – so keep that in mind. Always check with your physician before adding supplements to your routine. Don’t just take my word for it! That being said, here are my top three suggested supplements that can give skin a healthy, healing boost.

  • Omega 3: (EPA: 250mg+, DHA: 500 – 1000mg daily)
    • Super important for keeping inflammation in check. Most diets are low in omega 3s and I feel they are super important when trying to heal acne, and for healthy skin in general. You can always add more fatty fish to your diet, but supplementation can help. Keep in mind that omega 3s are sensitive and not any old cheap supplement will do. Below are two brands I recommend.
      • Vital Choice Wild Salmon Oil – “Whole food” supplement, lower in omega 3s (3-4 capsules per day to reach daily recommendation), but better absorbed into system, plus additional A and D vitamins. This is a 2-3 month supply.
      • OmegaGenics EPADHA – Higher in omega 3s (1-2 capsule per day to reach daily recommendation), but may not be as efficiently absorbed into system, and without other beneficial vitamins. This is a 3-4 month supply.
    • For more indepth info on omega 3s, read this.
  • Zinc: (15 – 30mg daily – best w/copper)
    • Zinc has loads of benefits. It can act as an antioxidant (and if you’ve been around here before, you know how important antioxidants are for clearing skin), it can also help regulate blood sugar, and research shows that it can possibly fight acne bacteria – so, good stuff!
    • Keep in mind that if you eat meat and do NOT consume a lot of grains and beans, you probably have all the zinc you need. If you are vegan or vegetarian, or do eat a lot of grains and beans, supplements may help.
    • Do NOT use zinc glucinate or citrate. This will be what’s in most supplements.
    • Look for zinc monomethionine or zinc picolinate
  • Sunshine: (Vitamin D)
    • There is no better way to get vitamin D in your system than exposing your skin to sunshine. Vitamin D is extremely important not just to skin health (helps with elasticity, builds collagen, helps heal acne), but overall health. It acts more like a hormone than a vitamin, helping and regulating at least 2,000 different processes! Muy importante!
    • I still recommend sunscreen on your face at most times, but any skin that is exposed to sunlight will process vitamin D. So take a walk in a sleeveless shirt and/or shorts. Just make sure to cover up after you get your daily dose.

If you want to be part of these sessions and ask LIVE questions, get the Periscope app and follow me @BrianneGrebil.

Until next time.

Much love,

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