Navigating the world of vitamins and supplements can be confusing. Here’s my advice for the vitamins you should be including in your daily routine for healthier, softer, and smoother skin and hair!
If you are not already including vitamins in your health regimen, I strongly advise you start. While eating a healthy diet can provide much of the nutrients you need for the day, we are not always able to get our necessary servings of fruits, vegetables and proteins in on an exacting basis. A daily multivitamin can help fill in the gaps. I recommend One A Day Women’s Multivitamins. It’s specially formulated for women to include the needed amounts of calcium and Vitamin D; it also includes Vitamins A, C, copper, and iron, among other nutrients, to support healthy skin. I take my One A Day at night after dinner. Because it has iron, do not take it on an empty stomach!
For added benefits, I include a Vitamin B-Complex with Vitamin C supplement in the morning. The B vitamins are very important for reducing inflammation, acne, and other skin disorders. It is also great for metabolism and an incredible energy booster. It is so effective at providing energy, in fact, that if I take it later in the day (afternoon or evening), I’ll be up at night, wide awake as an owl!
The added Vitamin C is wonderful for immune support; its anti-oxidant powers are crucial for glowing, bright skin. Vitamin C is also important for building and supporting collagen.
Perhaps the most significant member of my medicine cabinet is fish oil. Since I started taking fish oil- one capsule in the morning, another at night- my skin and hair have improved wonderfully.
My hair, once coarse and prone to split-ends despite copious conditioning and care, is now soft, completely frizz-free, and super healthy! I often don’t even need to use conditioner, it’s that smooth! My skin, which would suffer from the cold and harsh winters from incredibly dryness, now is completely moisturized from within. Even moisturizer is barely necessary for me. I would recommend fish oil for absolutely anyone who has dry skin or dry hair to transform themselves to radiant goodness!
Fish oil is also a popular supplement for acne-sufferers; it can regulate the production of oil in the skin to achieve a healthy balance, clearing up pore blockage and regulating combination skin.
Do you take vitamins and supplements? Let us know your results!