With the holidays, snow and winter fun can also come with cold, dry weather that can wreak havoc on our skin. There are a number of supplements that may help with dry winter skin and other skin conditions like eczema. Incorporate these supplements today to support your skin health naturally!
- Vitamin D supplementation, though still a bit controversial, is quickly becoming more mainstream as studies show both that vitamin D can contribute to skin cell growth and repair.
- Probiotics may boost the immune system and control allergies, especially in children. Incorporating healthy bacteria can help reduce inflammation and help support healthy skin.
- Borage Oil Can help balance hormones and contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which can assist in important functions in the body like helping maintain a healthy inflammatory response and promoting healthy skin.
- Fish oil supplements equal to 1.8 g of EPA (one of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil) provide a significant reduction in symptoms of eczema after 12 weeks in one study. Essential fatty acids are necessary for well moisturized skin and help support the skin’s natural barrier, which is important to keep skin hydrated and youthful. Talk to your healthcare practitioner before taking fish oil if you are taking any blood-thinning medications, and before taking a high dose