Monday, April 23, 2012

        First, there are vitamins, minerals, supplements and herbs you take orally and use topically for healthier, more radiant, clearer and younger looking skin. I buy mine online all from one website called “Puritan’s Pride”. They have great prices and always offer buy one get one free on every product they sell. Once a year they even have a super sale where they have buy one get TWO free.

       Vitamin A 1000mcg taken orally is especially helpful for fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E 100mg not only combats sun damage but smoothes the skin and fights wrinkles. Vitamin C 40-90mg topically and 500mg orally helps to make over 30 skin more even toned from sun damage and aids in erasing deep wrinkles.

       Collagen is an important supplement in the anti-aging routine. It is the body’s own building block in many internal bodily systems and will actually strengthen and tighten the skin and strengthen the hair and nails. You can use it topically in creams and orally at 1000mg 2-4 times a day. It is very effective in firming the skin.

       Selenium is a super antioxidant and destroys free radicals in your body which play a large part in sickness and aging. So it only stands to reason if you’re slowing free radical damage you’re also slowing the aging process. Besides selenium has skin building properties of it’s own. Alpha lipoic acid is another super antioxidant with skin resurfacers and rejuvenators.

       There are two supplements that help heal and control acne and breakouts. One is an amino acid L-lysine which actually is healthy for all skin types but especially calms and heals breakouts. The other is zinc and one should take 50mg a day for less scarring, breakouts and blackheads.

(to be continued)

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