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/ Pigment and Tattoo
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Skin From Within
Increasingly more people treat their skin with
supplements, hoping that a pill a day will aid in achieving a
glowing complexion. But which supplements are right for
your patients? Clinical Nutritionist, Warren Maginn,
BHSc (Nutr. Med.) GradCer t (Hum. Nutr.), explains.
s practitioners, we know skin is composed of two main layers, the epidermis and
the dermis – and while we may be prof icient in prescribing a wide range of effective
topical treatments to apply to the epidermis, the hard-to-reach dermis is where
nour ishment from the inside really mat ter s. It’s in the dermis that new cells are constantly
produced to replace old cells in the epidermis as they are sloughed off at the sur face.
Getting a good night’s sleep, drinking adequate amounts of water and managing stress
levels are all impor tant lifestyle habits for taking care of your skin, and your mind and
body in general. But there are also specific nutrients known to play a big par t in skin
health that can ef fectively target a wide range of skin conditions.
1. Essential Fats EPA and DHA
EPA and DHA should be found in all the cell membranes that surround skin cells, where they
help ensure impor tant nutrients are carried into our cells, and wastes carried out. These
essential fats also help our skin retain its moisture, evenly distribute melanin, which protects
agains t age -related free radical and oxidative damage, and helps calm inflammator y processes .
2. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is necessar y for assisting healthy skin cell replication and wound healing. Vitamin
A can also suppor t a healthy complexion, assist in collagen production, and fight acne.
Beware: some forms of synthetic vitamin A supplements may be toxic at even moder ate
doses . A natur al, fat-soluble form of vitamin A however, found only in specific foods like
arctic cod liver oil, may be a better choice for obtaining this power ful nutrient in a much
safer and convenient dosing form.
3. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is another fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for a wide r ange of skin func tions.
What’s more, most Austr alians ar e deficient in this cr ucial nutrient, despite the ample sunshine
outside. Having sufficient levels of vitamin D may help calm acne, enhance complexion,
stimulate collagen production, as well as promoting healthy mood and hor mones.
A high-quality Cod Liver Oil supplement is a good option for patients suffering from any
inflammatory skin ailments such as dry skin, acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis. An authentic cod
liver oil product that includes the natur ally-occur ing form of vitamin A , such as Nordic Natur als
Arc tic Cod Liver Oil, is my preference since it contains a balanced combination of all the cr ucial
omega 3s: EPA & DHA , combined with the ideal form of vitamin A , and some Vitamin D to
complete the trilogy, all in one convenient dosing option that has stood the test of time.
For ver y oily skin and/or s tubbor n acne, vitamin B5 supplementation (on-top of a good
B-complex supplement) is another excellent addition to any focussed nutritional regime
seeking to achieve clinical skin improvements .
Not sure which supplements to get
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• Complexion Per fection contains
a balanced blend of oils to deliver
sk in-loving Omega 3, 6 &9 essential
fatty acids. Complexion Perfection
also contains Evening Primrose
oil with is tr aditionally used to
assist in the relief of dry, itchy skin
• Glow Getter assists with healing
and repair of hair, skin and nails
with a unique blend including Zinc,
Silicon, MSM , Biotin and Vitamin
C to suppor t the production of
collagen and connective tissue. It
also contains a potent selection
of antioxidants that are known to
reduce the risk of cellular damage
from free r adicals.
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