How to Fight Aging from the Inside Out with Ingestible Beauty Products
By Dr. Chad Walding, DPT
October 23rd, 2019
Edible beauty products? What in the world does that mean? Well, it’s not what you might be thinking. No, you won’t be eating lipsticks or eyeshadows. Instead, the focus here is on feeding your skin from the inside.
Beauty products that are put onto your face or body can only work on a surface level. But many people don’t realize that what you put into your body is just as, if not more, important as what you put on it. This is because topical products can’t fix the root cause of your skin issues.
Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of key nutrients your body needs to ward off wrinkles, reverse sun damage, and keep your complexion looking bright – giving you the plump, clear, smooth complexion you crave.
Is Ingestible Beauty Just Another Trend?
The short answer is no, it’s not. While many companies have jumped on the bandwagon with various ingestible beauty products, it’s no secret that our skin needs certain nutrients to stay healthy. Many companies have decided to make supplements geared specifically towards the health and vibrancy of your skin. This means you can easily take one of these supplements, in addition to a well-planned skincare routine, to keep the signs of aging at bay.
Nutrients that Enhance Skin Health
The hands-down best way to care for your skin is to be careful of what you put into your body. Amping up the number of whole foods you eat does wonders for the health of your skin. This means eating foods in their natural form instead of processed, prepackaged foods. While there are various supplements and products on the market to help you look your very best, it all starts with a healthy diet. That being said, there are some key nutrients in the foods you eat that’ll enhance your skin’s appearance.
Collagen for Skin Health
Collagen plays an important role in reversing the signs of aging. It works to hold your skin in place, keep it elastic, and youthful. As you age, the amount of collagen that your body naturally produces is broken down faster than you can make it.1 This is why with age comes saggy skin and crow’s feet.
One study found that taking a daily collagen supplement noticeably reduced wrinkles, improved elasticity, and increased hydration.2 You can enjoy the benefits of this vital protein with NativePath Collagen Peptides. We’ve designed our collagen to help maintain your youthful appearance. As a bonus, it also improves the health of your hair and nails.
Antioxidants for Skin Health
Antioxidants shield your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. You see, when you spend time in the sun, the UV rays trigger the production of free radicals in your body. Free radicals damage our cells’ DNA, proteins, and lipids. Antioxidants are essentially free-radical fighters. When we have too many free radicals and not enough antioxidants, we develop oxidative stress, leading to premature aging.3
Antioxidants needed for wrinkle repair include:4
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B3
- Coenzyme Q10
You can find antioxidants in spices, green tea, nuts, herbs, whole grains, and seeds.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Skin Health
Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory which helps block the breakdown of collagen. Plus, they repair skin damage that’s already been done while keeping your skin hydrated.5 But don’t take just any omega-3 supplement. You need a premium sourced omega-3 supplement with high purity standards. This ensures no heavy metals and a balance of both EPA and DHA.
NativePath Antarctic Krill Oil meets all these standards and more. In fact, our krill oil also contains Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a strong antioxidant that helps fight the harmful effects of free radicals.
Probiotics for Skin Health
Probiotics sure get a lot of attention for gut health. But did you know they can also help your skin? It’s true. When your gut health is balanced, your skin, in turn, is balanced. So like we’ve been saying all along, the health of your gut is integral to the health of your body overall.
The bacteria in your gut are responsible for preventing toxins, partially digested food, and bad bacteria from leaking out of your gut and into your bloodstream. If this occurs, skin inflammation is triggered.6 To harness the power of your gut health, you’ll need a quality probiotic on board. NativePath Probiotic comes in an easy to swallow capsule and has a high potency to soothe your gut, which, in turn, plumps your skin.
It’d be silly to spend time talking about gut health and the benefits of probiotics if we aren’t going to talk about prebiotics. Prebiotics are found in plant fibers and fuel the good bacteria in your gut. This ensures the probiotics you ingest are fed and nourished so they can do their job. Prebiotics work similarly to fertilizer on a yard – stimulating the good bacteria to grow.
You can find prebiotics in foods such as:
Fight Aging with These Ingestible Beauty Products
There are many ingestible beauty products on the market that have various vitamins and minerals to help fight the signs of premature aging. They come in vitamin or a powder form that you can mix into liquids. The important thing is to choose a product from a brand you trust with ingredients that are known to be beneficial to skin health and isn’t packed with fillers.
Some ingestible beauty products we recommend include:
- Native Nutrients Green Superfood Powder – This powder can be mixed into a liquid and is full of nutrients your skin needs to stay vibrant and hydrated. Your skin and body thanks you for this daily dose of superfoods! The ingredients all come from real, organic foods that are rich in antioxidants to fight the damaging effects of free radicals – the leading cause of signs of premature aging.
- HUM Sweet Glow Gummies – These gummies have hyaluronic acid which is great at hydrating your skin. There’s also both vitamin C and vitamin E which are antioxidants. In addition, vitamin C increases the amount of collagen your body produces since it’s a precursor to collagen production
LOVE Wellness Skin Kit – This kit is unique because it comes with two bottles of capsules. One of the formulations contains valerian root powder which is proven to help you sleep.7 Sleep is an important part of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The second bottle incorporates various antioxidants and collagen to help you fight aging from within.
- Moon Juice Beauty Shroom – This is a powder you can mix right into a beverage. It’s designed to increase collagen production, minimize fine lines, and hydrate your skin. The addition of organic tremella mushrooms gives this product its distinctive name.
Best Anti-Aging Foods for Glowing Skin
There’s a whole lot of foods to choose from that’ll get you the younger-looking skin you desire.
Some of these foods include:
- Foods rich in antioxidants:
- Dark chocolate
- Foods rich in omega-3 fats:
- Albacore tuna
- Chia seeds
- Foods rich in probiotics:
- Brine pickles
- Foods that boost collagen production:
- Pumpkin seeds
Undesirable Foods for Your Skin
There are also some things you may be putting into your body that are contributing to fine lines and a loss of skin elasticity. Some of these foods include:
- Alcohol – Drinking alcohol is extremely dehydrating.8 Anyone who has ever had one too many drinks can tell you all about the dry mouth they experienced the next day. Imagine how the rest of your body feels? Alcohol also depletes your body’s store of vitamin A, which as we discussed earlier, is a powerful antioxidant.9 Finally, alcohol use is associated with poor quality sleep and broken blood vessels in your face. Both of which aren’t going to make you look any younger.
Simple carbohydrates and processed foods – Simple carbohydrates trigger advanced glycation end products (AGEs) to develop. AGEs cause the collagen fibers in your skin to become weak and stiff. This causes your skin to lose its firmness and sag.10
- Processed meats – Processed meats like hot dogs, sausages, and bacon are high in nitrates, sodium, and saturated fats. These are linked to increased inflammation which dehydrates the skin and weakens collagen.
Why Ingestible Beauty is Becoming Big Business
The bottom line is that the ingestible beauty business is only going to continue to grow. Women and men alike are eager to find ways in which they can keep their youthful looks. As more and more people are learning the correlation of their health to what goes into their bodies, the more they’ll go searching for answers.
You might even be one of these people. If you’re looking for a great place to start, head over to the NativePath supplement page. Here you’ll find the NativePath supplements listed in this article, along with other bundles and value packs to really kickstart your anti-aging journey. All of our products are tested for purity and potency to ensure you receive only the highest quality supplements delivered right to your door.
Wouldn’t it feel great to have someone think you’re actually younger than your actual age? Or tell you that you have great skin? Well, that could be you! Leave a comment below to let us know what skincare products are working for you or what you’re excited to try.