Summer is on the horizon and everyone wants the perfect glow. You might think that expensive makeup or skincare is a good start. Instead of slathering your face with potentially harmful chemicals that may do more harm in the long run, why not start from within?
You’re probably already following a healthy diet and workout regimen that can do wonders for your skin, so why not find natural ways to enhance the potent effects. There are many natural supplements that can not only work to achieve a desired glow, but can also work to improve your health overtime.
1. Grass-Fed Collagen
Collagen is produced naturally in the human body. However, at age 25, your body steadily decreases its production.
Lower production of collagen tends to lead to skin dehydration and enhances signs of aging. Taking a sustainable collagen supplement can help slow signs of aging, increase skin hydration, and improve hair growth. More so, collagen has been shown to increase joint strength, and many with active lifestyles take the supplement to help with muscle recovery.
When taking collagen, it is important to take Vitamin C along with it to see optimum results as studies have shown.
2. He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti)
He Shou Wu is a Chinese herb that is not only known for its beauty benefits but medicinal and spiritual purposes as well. He Shou Wu, which is also sold under the supplement name Fo-Ti, has been found to help fight age-related disease (like Alzheimer’s) while also fighting conditions like diabetes and cancer. It is also known for increasing hair growth.
As with most herbal supplements it is best to consult with a doctor to figure out your recommended dosage.
3. Black Seed Oil
The latest supplement to go viral, black seed oil is worth the hype. A social media post recently floated around flaunting its benefits, and studies have backed the claims. Black seed oil, similar to the above supplements, has been shown to increase hair growth and protect skin health.
Black seed oil has also been found to aid in fighting many diseases (cancer, diabetes, HIV, to name a few) and also increase fertility, so it may not be the worst supplement to keep on your shelf.
Turmeric’s work can be done internally as well as topically and what better to give you a natural glow than something golden?
Turmeric is known to improve skin health and can be used to help remove acne. More so, turmeric has properties that may help treat depression. Turmeric’s benefits are both physical and mental, not to mention it is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
5. Fish Oil
While most are familiar with fish oil’s ability to help with blood pressure and joint support, most are probably unaware that fish oil properties can also boost your natural beauty. Fish oil can also work to reserve collagen and work to preserve skin hydration as a result.
With all the said benefits, it would seem that starting “within” is the perfect way to achieve a natural glow for the upcoming summer.