It’s all too easy to think of skin care as an outside in affair. As in what you put on it. It’s actually the reverse that really counts.
Without a good diet of fresh vegetables, wholegrains and lean protein plus adequate hydration from water, you’re already at a disadvantage. Add the pollutants that come from living in an urban centre plus the sweat from your regular workouts and you could probably do with a bit of a helping hand. That’s where skin supplements come in.
Think of them as steroids for your skin without the tedious business of having to pee in a bottle at work. They’ve also come a long way from those giant capsules your mum used to take to stop herself vivisecting your siblings with a carving knife from the time she hit her 40s.
Most can be added to a smoothie and sunk like a shot and within days, you’ll begin to see results. They generally work by supplying bulk antioxidants which minimise free radical cell damage and boost the body’s own production of skin-firming collagen.
And no, put that credit card away. You don’t snort them.