"Skin supplements for aging skin" This is a really popular search on Google.
Many of us are wanting to know which vitamins we can take to help prevent premature aging. It’s widely documented that once we hit our mid 20s our collagen levels deplete by around 1% each year. There are ways that we can naturally boost our own collagen production by taking the correct nutrients.
When I was creating Rejuvenate and Firm, I wanted to ensure that we had the best ingredients with the most scientifically backed data to include in our supplement. Having the supplement being made in liquid form meant that we could add many different ingredients to ensure that we have a fantastic mixture of active ingredients, including amino acids and vitamins that work in harmony to firm and rejuvenate your skin from within.
Here are my top 5 nutrients for youthful skin
You may not have heard of L-lysine but it plays a very important role in the formation of collagen. It helps the body to absorb calcium, and it’s a substance important for bones and connective tissue, including skin, tendons and cartilage.
Studies have shown that L-lysine helps build collagen in the skin which is a structure responsible for your skins elasticity and firmness.
L-lysine is an amino acid and amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Did you know that your body produces 10 out of the 20 different amino acids? The other 10 come from our diet.
Many of us have busy life styles and don’t get enough nutrients from our diet alone which is why a supplement is a great addition to add to your skincare routine
to ensure you are not deficient.
Selenium is a mineral which looks after our skin by ensuring it remains firm and protected. Selenium helps stop free radical damage which is the number one cause of premature ageing.
It also helps protect cell membranes against UV damage, pigmentation and inflammation in the skin. Selenium is a really powerful antioxidant, especially when taken with vitamin E.
We also include Vitamin E in our Rejuvenate and Firm supplement for this reason.
If you’re low in selenium, deficiency symptoms can include high blood pressure regular infections, age spots and issues with your skin and hair. Not only does selenium help with your skin health, but your overall immunity too.
Selenium is an antioxidant and it helps you stay strong against diseases generally and plays a large part in stopping free radicals from damaging your cells and DNA.
Glutathione is an antioxidant and it is produced within our body.
Glutathione is produced by the liver , and it is a very powerful compound that can work wonders on your skin.
It has many uses as well as it’s amazing anti-ageing properties. It also helps you maintain a brighter and more even complexion, reduces dark spots, reduces blemishes and brightens your skin.
I’ve spoken about Vitamin A many times before. I include vitamin A in all of my skin supplements. Vitamin A helps to speed up healing. It prevents breakouts, and it supports the skins immune system. It also promotes natural moisturising, which means it helps to hydrate the skin and give it that radiant glow that we all want.
Vitamin A works by normalising how cells function which means it is actually able to influence cells to behave in a healthier and younger way, leaving your skin more radiant and youthful!
It can help with problematic skin conditions like acne by helping to normalise oil production
. It can also help reduce the appearance of pigmentation and assist in the promotion of healthy collagen and elastin. All of my liquid skin supplements include 100% of your daily recommended amount of Vitamin A to ensure that you are never deficient and your skin can fully benefit from your vitamin intake.
Vitamin C is widely spoken about in the skincare world. We all know it has wonderful health benefits for overall well-being as well as our skin. When it comes to Vitamin C and how it can benefit your skin, it has many wonderful properties.
It can protect skin from sun damage, it also helps promote collagen production and can even reduce the appearance of under eye circles. It’s known for brightening the skin and helping fade hyper-pigmentation. It’s super hydrating too!
TIP: If you’re taking a collagen supplement, it’s really important that you also take Vitamin C alongside it as collagen supplements alone won’t work in boosting your collagen unless you’re also taking it with Vitamin C.
I personally don’t sell collagen, I sell supplements that will help you boost your own collagen production
rather than taking collagen from another source, such as bovine (collagen from a cow) or marine collagen (from fish).