The best way to truly get your skin to glow from the inside out is by ensuring that you eat the right diet, including a variety of superfoods, but there are other ways to boost the appearance of your skin.
Studies show that supplements like collagen, vitamin C, and multivitamins may help improve certain aspects of skin appearance.
Collagen is a naturally produced protein that is found everywhere in our body, from our intestines to our skin, muscles, and ligaments. You may notice some tell-tale signs as you get older that you are deficient in collagen. This can include: your skin losing its elasticity, developing wrinkles, stiff tendons and ligaments, less flexibility, and reduced muscle mass and increased weakness.
If you’re looking to support your skin ageing healthily, you might want to consider taking oral collagen supplements in your mid-to-late twenties. But it’s never too late, collagen has health benefits at any age. HB Collagen Tablets are ideal for those with an active lifestyle. They provide high grade collagen which is hydrolysed to improve absorption and include other essential vitamins and minerals.
HB Collagen Support Gummies are tasty strawberry flavoured gummies, clinically proven to promote our body’s natural collagen production. They contain biotin and vitamin C to aid in synthesis of collage production which helps with the skin’s elasticity.
Don’t be put off by the word ‘acid’! We produce Hyaluronic Acid naturally in our own bodies as it helps to keep our skin hydrated. Hyaluronic Acid acts like a magnet for water, helping to lock in moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Get glowing skin with Holland & Barrett’s Hyaluronic Acid Capsules. Each capsule contains 20mg of hyaluronic acid, a key ingredient in skin hydration and rejuvenation.
Q+A Hyaluronic Acid Daily Moisturiser is a good way to start the day as it deeply
moisturises the skin, is super hydrating for a long-lasting glow and protects against environmental stressors. If you want to use a serum, try Oleus Hyaluronic
Serum. This is a lightweight serum that works to intensely hydrate the skin leaving it looking plump and smooth. It works to help support the skin’s natural barrier leaving you with soft, firm and youthful skin.
Vitamin A is famed for its contributions to youthful, supple skin. It’s an antioxidant, a substance which disarms the harmful free radicals present in the body. It can also encourage (healthy) oil production, leaving you naturally moisturised. Our vitamin A levels deteriorate if we don’t keep them up, so it’s important to consume a range of vitamin A-rich foods such as: fish, dairy products, eggs, carrots, tomatoes and leafy greens. Did you know that when you eat foods with vitamin A, your liver transforms it into retinol? Vitaskin Vitamin A Intense Cell Renewal Oil is packed with Retinoids and Carrot Seed Oil containing high levels of Vitamin A and Vitamin E to help promote softer, smoother and visibly younger-looking skin.
Vitamin C is a powerful superfood and antioxidant that is needed to maintain a strong immune system and is a key ingredient in giving you healthy, radiant skin.
Holland & Barrett Vitamin C + Hyaluronic
Acid Serum has been formulated with high quality, natural ingredients, selected to help you to hit the skin reset button. Use Grounded Vitamin C and Hyaluronic
Acid Facial Serum Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and plump skin with 20% Vitamin C to help boost the production of collagen and brighten dark circles, and it also contains Aloe Vera to soothe.
Retinol’s main appeal is that it stimulates collagen production – keeping skin firm and helping to limit the appearance of wrinkles. Pure retinol is only available via prescription, but there are lots of retinol products readily available online and on the shelves, but which one should you choose – retinol serum or cream?
If you have dry or sensitive skin, then you might want to opt for a retinol cream which will contain some form of moisturising ingredients. If you have oily or combination skin, then it may be worth using a retinol serum because most of them are water-based.
HB Oleus Retinol Facial Serum available from Holland & Barrett will help stimulate the production of new skin, leaving your skin looking super youthful with an amazing healthy glow.
If you’re looking for a superhero squad of skincare products, try a combination of hyaluronic acid, retinol and collagen. Using hyaluronic acid, retinol, and collagen together is considered safe and shouldn’t cause any adverse side effects. In fact, hyaluronic acid and retinol can help each other by outweighing the slight downsides of each.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or are under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional and always read the label before use.