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Are ingestible products a game changer to your skin routine?

While many of us are extremely mindful about the skincare products we are using on the outside, there’s a vital step in our regime that we should be turning our focus to... Ingestible Beauty!

While a healthy and nutritious diet plays a valuable role for skin health, many people are simply not getting enough nutrients due to lifestyle factors, impaired nutrient absorption due to gut dysbiosis and poor dietary choices.

Our skin is a direct reflection of our inner health and wellbeing. Topical products can be applied through skincare, however if we have poor gut function, or are lacking nutrients this will affect the condition of our skin and how it ages. Stress, a sedentary lifestyle, high saturated fat intake, or a diet high in ultra processed foods low in fibre and high in salt, sugar and additives can cause alterations in gut motility and the gut microbiota. This in turn can increase intestinal permeability allowing endotoxins to gain systemic access. This may result in inflammatory skin conditions, impaired skin barrier function and breakouts. 

Ingestibles are nutritional supplements and functional foods that treat the skin from within. For our skin to be clear and glowing we need a whole food diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, polyphenols and prebiotics. Ingestible beauty products are the perfect pairing to your topical skincare to nourish and enhance your skin from the inside out. 

When looking for ingestible beauty powders and supplements, turn your eye to products that are free from fillers, bulking agents, emulsifiers, artificial colours and excipients such as maltodextrin, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol and titanium dioxide.

The GUT to SKIN axis is now a very common topic when seeing a facialist to help support your skin loving journey. We know now more than ever you are what you eat and what you choose to eat has a massive connection to the health and wellbeing of organs such as your skin.

When looking at supporting skin conditions such as acne and rosacea, ezcema and psoriasis when have knowledge that these are inflammatory skin conditions that can be established due to an increase of inflammation in our bodies and digestive system - mainly our bellies. We look now to not only treat these conditions topically with product but also support our internal organs with powders or tablets to ease the symptoms and build strength and resilience.

With so many on the market some of our favourites comes from the 'experts' in the field - these are the people who focus not only on generating a product for consuming use but have backed it with science and a strong knowledge of skin.  

Vita-sol

Products have been developed by nutritional medicine practitioner and renowned skin care expert Fiona Tuck using organic whole foods carefully crafted with natural nutrients and prebiotics to target specific skin conditions whilst supporting gut and cellular health. Vita-sol products are designed to support the skin from within using the highest quality natural ingredients free from added sugar, artificial sweeteners, artificial additives and synthetic vitamins.

Vita-sol ingestible beauty powders are a beneficial addition to any skincare regime. When we support our skin health from the inside and refine the condition of the skin topically, we set ourselves up for the very best skin we can have. 

Bestow

Bestow founder, Janine Tait combined her two super-powers as a dermo-nutritionist and skin-health expert to develop the products and holistic skincare approach at the heart of Bestow.

Bestow offers a natural range of superfoods and organics which moisturise, nourish and protect from within.

Propaira

Propaira skin care for problematic skin is a logical response to our ever-evolving need for clinically effective yet gentle and affordable topical skin treatments.

Propaira Supplements are designed to support Propaira topical products and as a response to dermatology clinical research

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