It’s well accepted now that your diet has a significant impact on your appearance. The adage is, you are what you eat for a reason. For many people, this extends as far as trying to avoid eating things that we know are bad for us. However, taking it a step further means that you try to take in nutrients that can help to boost your wellbeing. This leads us into the realm of NutriCosmetics.
Nutricosmetics are nutrients that aid your body in producing healthy skin, hair and nails. You can take them as a nutritional supplement, or you can find them in some skincare products. The only difference between these supplements and vitamins, for example, is that they are all focused on improving your appearance rather than just your internal health.
There are a couple of different ways that NutriCosmetics can have a positive impact on your outside. Some of them contain chemicals that your body can use to combat the signs of ageing. Others are sources of nutrients that your body uses to grow new healthy cells or create vital compounds like collagen and elastin. The final way they can help is by promoting good gut health.
Yes, you read that right, gut health. Having a healthy gut is a lot more critical than most people realise. Your gut is its own unique little microbiome. The health of your gut can affect your mood, your immune system, and the health of your skin.
NutirCosmetics are definitely the in thing at the moment. So it’s not hard to find them. There are two main types. There are the ones that come as supplements that you can either take as tablets or add to food. However, some skin creams have these NutriCosmetics in them. Any that have antioxidants, like Obagi skincare or come from marine sources, will contain compounds that are considered to be NutriCosmetics.
The most important one will depend on what you’re aiming to achieve. So here are some top picks you might want to look out for:
Antioxidants are a great addition to any health and beauty regimen. Waste chemicals and UV rays cause ageing effects on our skin and throughout our bodies. They do this through oxidation reactions. Having a good store of antioxidants in your body allows you to resist the effects of these reactions more effectively. So, antioxidants are an excellent all-round NutriCosmetic to keep your eye’s open for.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the leading NutriCosmetics for skincare. You can find it as a special ingredient in a wide range of skin creams. But, of course, if you want, you can get injections of hyaluronic acid, such as with our Profhilo treatment. This lets you target exactly where you need it most.
Zinc is a good supplement for anyone worried about the condition of their hair. Zinc helps to keep your scalp healthy. It’s essential for the regulation of the oil your hair follicles produce. If you feel like your hair is thinning or have some dandruff, adding zinc to your diet can be beneficial.
Zinc is also an excellent choice for improving the condition of your nails. If you suffer from brittle nails, it can be an indication that your zinc levels are low. So adding in a zinc supplement help to strengthen your nails.
If you suffer from acne, you probably already know that what you eat can significantly affect your breakouts. Most of the advice about acne and diets is around cutting things out. However, there is something that you can add that may help. Vitamin B5 is responsible for helping to control the amount of sebum your skin produces. So adding a vitamin B5 supplement to your routine could make a big difference.
Just make sure to follow and dosage amount when taking B vitamins, as there are some side effects associated with taking too much.
If you are taking approved and respectable supplements, there should be little to no side effects with them. However, you should always stay within the recommended doses, and if you do start to experience any unexpected symptoms, stop taking them at once.
If you are on any medication, it is always a good idea to speak to your GP before you add a new supplement to your routine, in case there are any cross-reactions.