How often have you considered the impact your diet has on your skin? Just like the other organs in your body, your skin’s health depends on your nutritional intake. How we care for ourselves “inside” has a major impact on our outward appearance.
If the body had a need for artificial flavoring and preservatives to be healthy, the standard American diet would be the world’s gold standard. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and many of us aren’t getting adequate levels of important vitamins and minerals. Those missing nutrients can contribute to a long list of skin problems: acne, dryness, puffiness, undereye bags, fine lines and more. Supplements for the skin are an easy way to fill the nutritional gaps of someone’s diet.
While there are a variety of different formulas that target specific dermatological concerns, our skincare team at Elevé has done the hard work for you and compiled a list of our favorites:
H-S-N Complete™ is a comprehensive formula combining vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanicals in a single dose to promote healthy hair, skin and nails.
Key ingredients include:
- MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane):MSM supports healthy hair, skin and nails. A clinical trial found facial skin radiance, firmness and hydration significantly improved after four weeks of use and continued to improve after 16 weeks of use.
- Green Tea Extract: Supplementation with green tea can increase the synthesis of collagen and potentially reduce the signs of UV-induced photo-aging.
- Grape Seed Extract: The antioxidants in grape seed extract have been shown to reduce wrinkles and strengthen skin.
As we age, our skin often dries out because we lose some of our natural oils and experience a decrease in cell renewal. Omega-3s are essential to keeping skin healthy, boosting hydration while stimulating the growth of new cells. However, our body cannot produce fatty acids like omega-3s or omega-6s and must obtain them in food or supplement form.
OmegAvail™ Hi-Po provides a potent 1500 mg of omega-3s to support an optimal body balance of these beneficial fatty acids. The supplement’s 75% concentration of EPA+DHA is much higher than most commonly available fish oils, which means it can more quickly deliver its health benefits. OmegAvail™ Hi-Po’s formula also includes lipase, a digestive aid to ensure maximum absorption and prevent any fishy aftertaste.
EPA and DHA each have unique characteristics that benefit the optimization of health. EPA supports skin and brain health, balanced emotions and normal cholesterol levels. DHA supports proper brain function, maintenance of normal triglyceride levels and blood pressure, and healthy pregnancy.
Recent studies also show omega-3s offer protection against UV light and may help prevent skin cancer.
Collagen is a protein found in the body that plays an essential role in maintaining skin strength and elasticity. As we get older, our natural collagen production drops significantly. In fact, from the age of 25, our bodies produce 1 percent less collagen every year. The decrease leads to wrinkles and crepey skin.
Whole Body Collagen contains a unique blend of three collagen peptides backed by clinical research that shows their efficacy for supporting collagen production, skin elasticity, joint health, and more. The powder can be incorporated into smoothies, coffee or tea, soups and other foods and beverages, making it easy to ensure your body gets enough.
When can you expect to see results from a skincare supplement?
Skincare supplements are a long-term commitment that requires consistent use and a double dose of patience. In general, patients experience changes in skin within one to three months of use, with full benefits seen after 3 to 6 months of daily use.
Skincare supplements are not one-size-fits-all, because your skin is unique and requires a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Take the guesswork out of finding the routine that’s right for you by contacting the skincare specialists at Elevé today: 715-847-0000
Designs for Health® skincare bundles (H-S-N Complete™, OmegAvail™ Hi-Po, and Whole Body Collagen) are 10% off during July! *Bundled price is first-time purchase only. Special cannot be combined with any other special offers. Expires 7/31/22
About Elevé MedSpa & Vitality
Elevé MedSpa & Vitality helps patients achieve aesthetic goals and maximize their healthspan, both physically and mentally. Located at 2606 Stewart Ave. in Wausau, Elevé’s advanced aesthetic menu includes FDA-cleared CoolSculpting®, laser hair removal, radiofrequency skin tightening, chemical peels, HydraFacial®, vein treatments, medical-grade skincare as well as many other award-winning treatments and products. As a subsidiary of Surgical Associates, Elevé is part of a network committed to excellence in patient care and satisfaction. Learn more at: www.eleveplasticsurgery.com