Summertime is a great time to talk about skin health, especially as we spend more time in the sun. The skin is considered the largest organ in the body and plays a major protective role as it helps to protect us from germs, while also regulating body temperature.
While we may focus on our face when it comes to using products and supplements to support skin health, overall skin health is so important.
Let’s take a look at the top five supplements for healthier skin to help fight skin irritation and inflammation and promote skin hydration.
5 Supplements For Healthier Skin
#1 Probiotics: Overall health, including skin health, really does start in the gut. The healthier your gut, the healthier your skin will look, and healthy skin really is a reflection of what is going on inside of your body. So, if you struggle with skin health issues, consider giving your body a boost with a high-quality probiotic to support the beneficial bacteria in the gut.
#2 Rosehip Hibiscus Tea: Our Rosehip Hibiscus Tea is bursting with antioxidants and vitamin C to help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation for overall better health, and even healthier looking skin. Vitamin C plays an important role in collagen production which is super important for the health of your skin and can help promote that youthful looking glow we all are after.
#3 Collagen: Collagen peptides are a great supplement option for skin health as collagen can help support skin elasticity. Try adding collagen protein to your superfood smoothies or mixed into your morning cup of coffee.
#4 Coconut Oil: Try adding coconut oil to your diet regularly by blending some into your smoothie, mixing some into your cup of coffee or tea, or making it your primary cooking oil. Healthy fats are an essential part of promoting healthier skin as they can help keep your skin hydrated. You can also try using coconut oil directly on your skin as a moisturizer mixed with a few drops of your favorite therapeutic-grade essential oil.
#5 Zinc: Zinc acts like an antioxidant and can help promote skin healing. Not getting enough zinc can look like eczema on the skin that doesn’t get better even when you use eczema creams. (1) You can boost your zinc levels by getting enough legumes, nuts, seeds, and pasture-raised organic eggs in your diet, or taking a high-quality multivitamin that contains zinc.
The Bottom Line
Protecting our skin is so important for overall health, and a great way to do that is to enjoy a nutrient-dense diet and supplement if necessary. So, if you are struggling with skin health issues, try incorporating some healthy fats, zinc-rich foods, collagen peptides, and probiotics into your diet. You can also replace one of your caffeinated beverages each day with a cup of our Rosehip Hibiscus Tea for a nice boost of vitamin C. It may be a simple dietary change that completely transforms the overall look and health of your skin!