Learning how to take care of your skin not only from the outside but also from the inside –out will yield the most beneficial and visually obvious results.
There’s no arguing that how you treat and take care of your skin will make a difference in how it ages and how it looks. Proper cleansing, moisturizing and protecting it from the sun are basic to maintaining healthy and youthful looking skin. What you may not realize, is just how much what’s inside your body effects how the outside looks.
The idea that products can improve skin health, elasticity, and appearance from the inside- out is a relatively new concept; with the term nutricosmetics being coined within the past decade. Globally, this idea has been embraced the most by Europeans (think French women), followed by the Japanese (the flawless oriental complexion) and trailing a very distant third, by Americans.
There are only a few ingredients that have received widespread praise as being beneficial nutricosmetics. The top two are: Pygnogenol (proanthocyanidins) and Probiotics. Knowing this, you may just want to add a bottle of OneLifeUSA’s Proanthcyanidins and EnBalance (shelf stable probiotics) to your next order of our Retinol A cream.
As we age, our skin begins to show signs of damage that has been caused by free radicals. These pesky renegade oxygen molecules attack from every angle- pollution, sun rays… etc. To combat their damage anti-oxidants are needed. Look to fruits and vegetables; especially berries, pomegranates and broccoli. A great source of anti-oxidants for the American diet (sorely lacking in fruits and veggies) is OneLifeUSA’s Advanced Anti-Oxidant formula – packed with the top anti-oxidant vitamins – A, C, and E, minerals and herbs.
As recently noted in headlines, the widespread vitamin D deficiency in the U.S. has raised concern among doctors. The link between a variety of diseases and vitamin D deficiency is serious. Vitamin D is made in the skin (where the sun hits) and is hampered as we age. Most experts suggest taking a vitamin D supplement. For a quality product at an unbeatable price, Brabec Basics Vitamin D contains 120 capsules per bottle, each capsules has 400 IU of vitamin D for $2.29 per bottle.
Survey results show doctors take this supplement second only to their multi-vitamins. Most well noted for protecting your heart, it’s effect on preventing skin cancer is becoming established. Also, taking statin drugs (those which lower your cholesterol), inhibits the body’s ability to produce Co-Q10. If you take statins, be sure to talk to your doctor about increasing your Co-Q10 intake. OneLifeUSA’s CoQ-10 now in easier to swallow, smaller gel caps.
Famous for heart health, it turns out that omega-3 fatty acids are also crucial for healthy skin. They bolster the skin barrier – that’s the layer of lipids that keeps moisture in and irritants out. A good vegetarian source for omega-3’s is flaxseed. Fish, such as salmon and cod also are excellent sources. For those not into eating these foods, or whose budgets don’t allow them as much as they’d like, there’s OneLifeUSA’s Super Flaxseed + Greens formula and Something Smells Fishy (100% salmon oil).
Many of you may already be taking glucosamine for your joints. But, you may not know it’s also helping your skin. This natural compound keeps skin elastic by boosting the production of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid holds onto moisture, giving skin volume and radiance. Most recommended is 1000mg per day (best split into two -500mg dosages). Consult with your health care provider to establish the correct dosage for you. OneLifeUSA’s Joint Flex contains 500mg per capsule of Glucosamine – it also contains Chrondroitin and MSM.