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Vitamins and supplements for great skin

When plagued with skin problems, we often look to fancy treatment and creams to solve them. But did you know many vitamins or health supplements can cure skin problems and give your skin an amazing glow? Here are some of the best supplements to use for your skin:

Get Your Vitamin C On

You know that Vitamin C and E are great for your overall health and immune system, but did you know they also help protect your skin? Vitamin C, E and Selenium are great for protecting your skin against sun damage and skin cancer. Much like these vitamins help speed up your immune system and keep you from getting sick, they help to speed up the skin’s natural repair systems and in turn, resist more damage from the sun or other natural toxins.

Take 1,000 to 3,000 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 international units of vitamin E (in the D-alpha-tocopherol form), and 100-200 micrograms of selenium (l-selenomethionine) to gain the most benefit.

Have Aging Skin? Try Coenzyme Q10, Alpha-lipoic Acid or Vitamin A

You’ll find Coenzyme Q10 in your body as a natural antioxidant. It helps your cells grow and protects them from cancerous cells. If you apply Coenzyme Q10 to your skin externally it can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Another great cream for your skin that contains natural antioxidants is Alpha-lipoic Acid. It helps to protect your precious skin from sun damage.

Another form of Vitamin A that comes in a topical cream to reduce the appearance of sun damage and wrinkles is Retinoic Acid. Just be careful because if you apply too much or apply it too often, it can hurt more than help. It can cause redness, extreme dryness and peeling, so be cautious when using this one. Always follow your dermatologist’s recommendations.

Buy some B Vitamins and Biotin

You may have heard many women swearing by Biotin for their skin, hair and nails. This vitamin helps keep you hydrated from the inside, in turn helping your skin glow and your hair and nails grow thicker. Biotin is more effective with B Vitamins, which leads me to our next skin saver supplement.

B Vitamins are essential for hydrated skin. A Vitamin B deficiency can actually lead to dry and itchy skin. This vitamin keeps your skin cells happy and can protect against sun damage and wrinkles.

Omega-3s Aren’t Just for the Heart

You may already take Omegas for heart and brain health, but they can also keep your skin healthy. They can prevent dry skin and problems such as psoriasis and eczema. They help create hormones that improve skin texture and fight free radicals. Free radicals are often the number one cause of wrinkles and overall blotchiness.

Gummy Supplements for Great Skin? Sign me up!

Many companies are capitalizing on the use of these supplements to give you beautiful skin. Borba is a great company that sells supplements in gummy, chewy, chocolately or drink mix form to deliver the skin you desire. Whether you want to slow down your aging process, get rid of acne or just have glowing, desirable skin, they have a supplement for you. One of my favorites is the drink mix that gives you healthy, glowing skin and works to keep your immune system strong. They also sell cleansers, moisturizers, skin treatments and much more for all of your skin care needs. Check out Borba’s website to learn more.

What supplements do you swear by for healthy and gorgeous skin? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing lrstewar@gmail.com.