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Nutrition, hydration, climate, hygiene and hormones are just a few of the many factors that impact on your skin. Although genetics play a large part in skin tone and texture, along with hereditary skin conditions (thanks for the eczema mum!) you can make big gains with the right diet, nutrients and cleansing regime.

As your largest organ, your skin plays a vital role regulating your body temperature, keeping all your organs, muscles and good stuff inside and safe, and keeping keeping water, disease and bad stuff out.

Whenever we talk skin and body care, what shows on the outside really is a reflection of what we have on the inside. A diet high in sugar, processed ‘fake’ food, salt, caffeine and alcohol will struggle to provide the right nutrients your skin needs so make sure that you include lots of ‘real’ food such as those in their natural form; lovely fresh brightly coloured vegetables and fruit…. ‘eating a rainbow’ will provide a lots of antioxidants and help to support a radiant glow. Also include sustainable oily fish, lean organic meats and plenty of leafy greens. Hydration is key to a healthy clear skin, so drink water or herbal drinks through the day.

To support your diet you can also include nutritional supplements which contain key ingredients that have been used for many years to support skin health.

Here are some supplements which are packed full of skin boosting goodness. These products have been designed specifically to improve, enhance and maintain skin condition, some also contain ingredients well known to enhance hair and nail condition too.

Beauty Complex by Terranova

The award-winning Beauty Complex is one of Terranova’s most popular specialised health support formulations, considered as one of the most complete Skin-Hair-Nails products in Europe. Containing horsetail, nettle leaf, sea buckthorn berry, bilberry, raw cacao and pumpkin seed other in its it is packed full of zinc, biotin, vitamin C and natural beta carotene.
Good to know: The Terra Nova range is completely soy free, gluten free, yeast free, no binders or fillers are used and they are vegan.
How to take: You can take 1-2 capsules per day.

Clear Skin Complex by Viridian

A specifically formulated blend of targeted minerals, botanicals and fat-soluble carotenoids in a base of probiotics, Clear Skin Complex Veg Caps offers hope to those looking for a clear, fresh-looking skin. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin. Inspired by the 'Clear Skin Cookbook' written by The Medicinal Chef, Dale Pinnock. Good to know: Kosher, vegan
How to take: Take 2 capsules per day.

Skin, Nails and Hair by Solgar

The natural partner to your daily beauty regime. Solgar’s premium, unique complex designed to help build collagen, a major component of skin, to support skin structure and elasticity. It contains essential beauty nutrients including zinc, copper and vitamin C and protects against free radical damage. Good to know: Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal How to take: Take 2 tablets per day.

Silicea Hair, Skin and Nails by Hubner

Filled with 100% natural silica – the perfect vitamin for your skin and hair. Hubner claim that Silicea helps with hair loss, replenishing weak, brittle or thinning hair, combating signs of ageing, including wrinkles, lines and dryness and reversing the effects of weak/brittle nails, keeping them stronger for longer Good to know: Silica is derived from quartz crystal and found in both plants and animals.
How to take: Take one capsule daily.

Aeterna Gold Collagen Beauty Drink by Higher Nature

Formulated specially to support firmer, more youthful looking skin, this glow-getting collagen drink contains carefully balanced vitamins, botanicals, hyaluronic acid and pure marine (non-shark) collagen. It comes in a highly absorbable form that can be added to your juices and works to maintain skin's moisture, aid tissue renewal and support collagen production for skin that looks and feels great. Good to know: Silica is derived from quartz crystal and found in both plants and animals. How to take: Take one capsule daily.

Omega Ultra 3s by Lamberts

The benefits of omega 3s are well documented, and research has shown that they play a vitally important part in maintaining our wellbeing. They greatly benefit skin by regulating oil production to boost hydration and prevent acne, and by delaying the skins aging process to stave off wrinkles. Good to know: Suitable for use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. How to take: For those eating 2 portions of oily fish a week, take 1 capsule daily. For those eating little or no oily fish, take 2 to 3 capsules daily with a meal.

These are just a few of the supplements that can help support healthy skin. To find out what would suit you, or to book your FREE Beauty Chat skin consultation contact us on info@inside-out-health.com or pop in and see us!