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Ditch the Supplements! Go All-Natural with These Essential Tips That’ll Enhance Your Skin Health

Every woman wishes to have a healthy, glowing skin. Maintaining the same can be a challenge, however, given the contemporary sedentary lifestyle, pollution and general environmental stressors. Unfortunately, there are no magic pills that can automatically clear your skin problems and boost your skin health. This applies to supplementary or multivitamin pills as well.

While supplements are considered important to boost the vitamin and mineral intake of the body, they can sometimes do more harm than good. In many cases, supplements work against you and may even negatively affect the health of your skin. However,  all is not lost. With a few natural skin health tips, you will not only get the skin of your dreams but ditch the dependence on supplements as well. Read on to know more!

Woman Taking Vitamin Supplements

Are Supplements Bad for Skin?

Unless your supplements are prescribed by a proper medical professional, it’s a toss up whether supplements will work for your skin or not. Supplements contain ingredients which may not always agree with you – some might even irritate the gut commonly leading to inflammation and breakouts. The choice of your supplement depends on a multitude of factors like your skin type, allergies, deficiencies etc. In short, supplements are not the be-all and end-all when it comes to good skin health.

Which Supplements Can Cause Skin Damage?

  1. Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is the most commonly consumed supplement in today’s time. However, unscientific consumption of vitamin B12, both in the form of pills and food, can lead to blemishes, skin spots and uneven skin complexion. It also leads to breakouts on your face, back and chest.
  1. Collagen

    Collagen has gained immense popularity in the skin care industry in recent times – and for good reason since it gives you a healthy glowing skin. However, depending on the ingredients of your collagen supplement, namely presence of sulphites, can cause skin pores to be congested and clogged. It also eliminates the good bacteria and leads to acne.
  1. Whey Protein

    Whey protein supplement is usually found in post workout protein smoothie powders. While it can help build strong muscles, in many cases it can also lead to increased acne, especially in women. The hormones and molecules in whey protein affects sebum production leading to inflammation of the skin.
  1. Biotin

    Biotin supplement contains vitamin B and is usually taken to enhance the skins’ complexion. It is yet another supplement which is linked to acne and pimples. Excess of biotin affects the skin’s ability to absorb vitamin B5 – which is all about maintaining the skin barrier and oil production. Any imbalance in its absorption can cause breakouts and lead to an irritated skin.
  1. Iodine

    While maintaining proper iodine levels is important for the skin, too much of iodine can cause a hoard of skin problems. It could be whiteheads, blackheads, inflamed skin, and acne. Iodine affects the oil glands of the body, and the chemistry of the oil produces – leading to skin issues.
Collagen Casules On Spoon

How to Boost Skin Health – Home Skin Care Edition!

Boosting your skin health is not as difficult as it may seem, even if you don’t use the conventional supplements. With a few skin health tips under your belt, you can not only enhance the health of your skin but also maintain it easily.

  1. Invest in right skin care products

    Having the right skin care essentials can really help improve the health of your skin. Invest in products which are organic and have natural ingredients. Our crowd favourite is the Coco Soul Body Lotion. It is completely organic and free from paraben, silicones and other nasties. Enriched with extra virgin coconut oil, sandalwood, welmi and other ayurvedic herbs, it provides deep tissue nourishment to the skin, restoring its moisture content and repairing any damage. Your skin will thank you, trust us! If you’re still unconvinced, you can read about the benefits of organic skincare products here.
    Nourishing Body Lotion
  1. Remove your makeup

    Another important thumb rule to live by is to remove your make up at the end of the day. Sleeping with cosmetics on can be detrimental for your skin health – causing irritation, premature ageing, acne etc. We suggest going for the Coco Soul Flawless Face Combo containing the Face Scrub and Face Wash. Powered with virgin coconut oil and ayurvedic herbs, this combo solves all your skin woes – exfoliating and cleaning the pores, removing dirt, dead skin and giving you a radiant, glowing skin!

    Flawless Face Combo
  1. Maintain your sleep schedule

    We cannot stress enough when we say that sleep has a major impact on the health of your skin. A poor sleep schedule burdens the body and your skin cells, leaving your skin drained, dull and damaged. Lack of sleep prevents the body from repairing your skin tissues leading to chronic skin problems. Maintain a good sleep cycle to ensure the vitality of the skin.
  1. Eat right

    If you are going to dump the supplements, then you need to compensate by maintaining a balanced diet. Our advice, eat lots of fresh fruits, try to have vegetables which are in season, intake lean meats and seafood and drink lots of water. Here is a list of foods you should eat to get naturally glowing skin!
  1. Quit those bad habits

    Your habits have an impact on your skin health, one way or another. If you are someone who frequently smokes, partakes in alcoholic beverages etc, the quality of your skin is negatively impacted. You can always replace them with habits more suitable for your skin health like exercising, reducing alcohol etc.

    To conclude, your skin health is in your hands, not in supplements. Apply these skin care tips to your daily life and see the changes in the health of your skin!

Frequently Asked Questions about Supplements for Skin

  1. Are supplements skin care essentials?

    No, supplements are not skin care essentials. Supplements are a way to provide your body with vitamins and minerals which may not be covered by your diet. However, the ingredients of the supplements may not always suit your skin health, to the extent of causing acne, breakouts etc. Our advice – choose supplements which are recommended by your doctor, keeping in mind your skin's sensitivities, allergies etc.
  2. Do multivitamins make you break out?

    Generally speaking, multivitamins don’t always cause acne. However, over consumption may lead to chemical imbalances in the body leading to inflammation, pimples etc. Be cautious of the ingredients of the supplement, its suitability for the skin and consume only if necessary.

  3. What are some home skin care tips to replace supplements?

    Home skin care is just as easy as swallowing supplement pills. With a few tips and tricks, you can give your skin the glow up it deserves! Improve your diet, sleep on time, exercise etc. and you will have healthy skin in no time!

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