Supplements have had a bit of a love-hate relationship within the media over the last few years, but could taking supplements actually be a benefit to your body than a drawback? We take a brief look at how supplements can help boost your clients’ skincare routines.
Working within an industry that focuses heavily on treating skin from the outside – from a variety of moisturising and anti-aging products to facials – it is easy to forget that we should be looking after our skin from the inside too. Starting any skincare regime should really begin from within, by feeding the body with the vital nutrients it needs to produce perfectly formed cells.
The most important nutrients that our body requires is vitamins A and C, as well as essential fatty acids. You might be thinking that you are already getting enough of these nutrients from your diet, but as the government now recommend that our fruit and vegetable portions increase to 8 per day, are we really getting all of the vital nutrients that we need? When we eat, our body takes those vitamins and fatty acids to the organs that need them the most (heart, brain and liver) meaning that our skin usually doesn’t get a look in.
If your clients are after a flawless complexion, it is important to advise them to increase their essential fatty acid intake. Salmon, sardines and mackerel are all great for maintaining a perfect membrane for your skin and keeping you cells fully hydrated. Those who don’t eat a lot of these kinds of foods, may see their skin being left dry and flaky.
In these instances where diet might not be enough to ensure that your skin is benefiting from what you are feeding it, supplements may be the answer. With a wide variety of supplements available on the market, most contain your full daily allowance in just one tablet, meaning that taking one with your morning meal, might just be the ticket you need to ensure your skin has a healthy glow.