Great Skin in a Pill Actually Exists
By Megan McIntyre |
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Face creams are all well and good, but this two-step system proves there is in fact a magic pill for perfect skin.
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We’ve spent what feels like eons searching for a magical salve that can erase skin issues like premature aging, free-radical damage, acne and dryness. The bad news is that while there are tons of great products that do a bang-up job of fixing them, none of that really matters if your body isn’t helping you fight the good fight to prevent them in the first place.
If you are depleted in essential vitamins, minerals, omegas and antioxidants, your skin lacks the fundamental tools it needs to prevent common problems like inflammation, stress and oxidative damage. Basically, you’ve got to stop that stuff on the inside, rather than try to fight it when it’s already wreaking havoc on your face.
Enter: supplements. Packed with the all the good stuff your body is missing, the right mix can give you the dewy, smooth, glowing skin you deserve. If you’re lost about what that holy grail mix actually is, we know the feeling. Thankfully, there are systems like jane iredale's Skin Complete ($75) that make it a total no-brainer.
One of our favorite all-natural brands, jane iredale’s new supplements are conveniently divided into five different formulas—Accumax (for acneic skin), Antioxidant, Vitamin A, Omegas, and Complete. It’s that last one that we can’t stop praising, as it lives up to its moniker—it’s everything your body needs for flawless skin.
The secret is in the carefully selected combo of extracts—it utilizes both the Antioxidant and Vitamin A formulas for optimum skin benefits. The Vitamin A supplement is actually a synergistic blend of its namesake and vitamin D. The key to cellular repair and damage defense, vitamin A is a nutritional masterpiece that keeps skin firm by preventing collagen breakdown (the culprit behind wrinkles and sagging) and balancing your skin’s natural oils. Vitamin D, which most women are deficient in, helps skin fight free radicals and boost its immunity.
By itself, that’s a pretty baller supplement, but this is the Complete formula after all, so you know there’s more to it. The Antioxidant capsule features a whopping six(!) plant-based free-radical fighters—bilberry fruit, turmeric, grapeseed, green tea, lutein and lycopene—for ultimate protection from skin-destroying pollution.
So rather than adding yet another lotion or potion to your already extensive routine, try giving your body’s natural protection and repair systems an inside edge. After all, in the quest for good skin, you take every advantage you can get.