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3 Supplements That Support the Skin

By Genevieve Cunningham

It’s no secret that most people desire beautiful, clear, healthy skin. We want our faces to shine, our arms and legs to be supple and moist, and wrinkles and age spots to stay far away. While the aging process will definitely do a number on our skin, there are some steps that we may be able to take to keep our skin as healthy as possible. If you’re interested in protecting your body’s biggest organ, take a look at these supplements that may help.

Zinc

This supplement is great for fighting acne. A recent study found that those who suffer from severe acne have lower levels of this mineral in their body. As if to prove the point further, most diaper rash creams are made with high percentages of zinc oxide. So how can you get more zinc? Most health food stores and pharmacies offer zinc supplements in capsule form. In some cases, you may also be able to find a cream that applies the zinc directly to the skin.

Vitamin C

This is a vitamin that is good for so many different aspects of the body. For the skin, it’s the antioxidants that help to fight off free radicals, reduce wrinkles and age spots, and improve the general complexion of the skin. This can be taken in supplement form, improved through a diet of dark leafy greens and citrus, or spread on the skin in the form of a serum or lotion.

Vitamin E

This is another vitamin that provides antioxidants to the skin. In Vitamin E, the antioxidants work to reduce inflammation, produce healthy cells, and even provide a bit if natural sun protection. Vitamin E can be taken as a pill, but many people simply buy a serum or lotion and apply it directly to the skin. This vitamin can also be found in coconut oil, which is another hot item for keeping the skin healthy.

Everyone wants clear and healthy skin; it's a natural desire that spans our entire lives. We want skin that practically glows, leaving a good first impression everywhere we go. If this is your goal, do a little research and consider adding these supplements into your normal routine. With some persistence and a little patience, you may finally feel good in the skin you’re in.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Gate, Calif.

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