One of the best things in life is glowing skin, yet at times, it can feel impossible to get. While you may feel as though you have tried everything under the sun to get your skin healthy, one aspect of skincare that is often overlooked is supplements. Healthy skin means you don’t have to constantly wear makeup to cover up acne or red spots, it means you don’t have to overdo it on the moisturizer for fear of cracking mid-day, and best of all, it means you will feel beyond confident with or without makeup on. While you may feel at a loss for how to get glowing skin, it truly is closer than you ever imagined.
Why: Fish oil is a great place to start when searching for the key to healthy skin. You have probably heard about fish oil for a myriad of other ailments such as healthy hair, a strong brain, or to lessen joint pain. However, you probably haven’t heard about how good fish oil is for your skin. The fatty acids contained in fish oil aid in collagen production which helps to smooth wrinkles and add extra elasticity to your skin, making it look fresh and young. Most people don’t eat enough fish in their every day diet. Therefore, taking fish oil in the form of a pill is the perfect way to ensure you are getting the optimal dose each day.
What: There are plenty of different kinds of fish oil on the market. It may take you a few tries to find one you like because some do have the unpleasant side effect of causing a fishy aftertaste, and no one wants that! Try out OMG! Omega the Great Fish Oil from Hum or Nature Made Fish Oil. You can find it just about anywhere.
Cost: Fish oil runs about $5-$30/bottle. This is typically enough for a 1 month supply.
Why: If you are only going to choose one supplement from this list, let it be collagen. Collagen is good for so much in your body including hair, nails, joints, and your digestive tract, in addition to your skin. Collagen plays a major role in strengthening and hydrating your skin. As people age, the amount of collagen in their bodies lessens, hence older looking skin. It can come in the form of a pill or a powder that you can mix into drinks. Both work in a similar way, which one you should take primarily depends on your preference.
What: Collagen comes in many different forms. A few favorites include Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Collagen Peptide Powder and Reserveage Ultra Collagen Booster. There are many collagen alternatives for those who are vegan, and cannot take traditional collagen.
Cost: As is true with most supplements, collagen has a wide range of prices. You may pay anywhere from $10 to over $40. What matters is that you find a collagen form that works for you.
Why: One thing you’ll notice about skincare supplements is that many of them are somehow related to collagen, and Vitamin C is no different. Vitamin C is one of the main building blocks of collagen and can be a great alternative for those who are vegan and can’t take natural collagen. If you take Vitamin C for long enough, you will slowly notice fine lines diminish and your overall skin tone become more even.
What: There are plenty of Vitamin C supplements available if you don’t get enough of the vitamin through your normal diet. From Vitafusion Gummies to tried and true Naturemade pills, there are countless options on the market.
Cost: Most Vitamin C supplements range from $5-$25 depending on the form.
Why: Ashwagandha works in a variety of different ways to benefit the skin. From lessening redness, evening skin tone, and hydrating the skin to helping your skin respond better to overall stress, it seems like there isn’t anything this supplement can’t do. You may have noticed your skin gets worse during times of stress or anxiety. Ashwagandha can help to even your mood and help your skin to better deal with stresses that come in life. This can prevent acne flareups and thus, avoid side effects of acne such as scarring.
What: Goli Nutrition is an excellent brand and their ashwagandha gummies do not disappoint. If you prefer it in a different form, Apothekary offers ashwagandha in powder form which can be added to any drink throughout the day.
Cost: Ashwagandha is one of the more expensive supplements on this list and rings in at $15-$40. It can be more difficult to find than other supplements. But, fortunately the supplement is gaining more and more attention.
Why: The sun is one of the best sources of Vitamin D and yet 1 billion people worldwide suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D helps to protect the skin and rejuvenate it. It does this by contributing to skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism. It also helps the skin’s immune system destroy free radicals that can lead to premature skin aging. Increasing your vitamin D intake is a great way to help you get glowing and radiant skin.
What: There are a plethora of vitamin D supplements on the market. Stop by your local Target or even browse online to find your perfect fit. Hum’s Here Comes the Sun is an excellent addition to your skincare routine, and they offer discounts when you buy in bundles of 3 or more.
Cost: Vitamin D supplements are some of the cheaper supplements on this list and can fit into anyone’s budget. Ringing in at around $10/bottle, Vitamin D supplements are a great, affordable addition to a healthy skincare regimen.