Vitamins. AKA the Easy, Effective Way to Get Shiny Hair, Radiant Skin & Strong Nails
Fri, 31 August 2012 11:30AM
Although I will stop short at claiming that chewing is over-rated (Hawaiian pizza is extremely messy to drink) and I will now be ditching all my forks for straws, I do have to admit that the vitality and vigour I felt the morning after I’d finished the cleanse caught me by surprise. I almost choked on my breakfast McMuffin!
Seriously, there is a lot to be said for rebooting your system; eliminating crap and coffee, nixing night-time snacks and naughty indulgences, and replacing them with 100% of the minerals, vitamins and nutrients your body needs – as opposed to the rubbish it craves.
The results were a skip in my step (tough one in heels, lemme tell you) and I kid you not, there was a smoothness of skin I have not seen since my 20s. My eyes were, well, pretty free of lines and the lids held no toxicity that can cause them to appear heavy and hooded. I had a clear complexion and my tummy was calm and free of any digestive distress.
Who knew that what you put in your body – or didn’t for that matter – could have such an impact on the outside?
Well, I did. As I am a big fat fan of clean living and exercise – with regular indulgences and ‘day-off’ just as favoured – but I am so busy banging on about beauty products, I’ve been lax in bringing to you the benefits of beauty from the inside, out.
Since completing the cleanse reacquainting myself with the workings of my teeth, I am intent on making internal changes for maximum external impact. Woman can’t live on liquid alone, but she can do her darnedest to recreate its benefits, right?
So if cleanses aren’t your bag, at least arm yourself with some of these tiny but mighty vitamins. Chewing optional.
- If you are falling asleep in your bowl of corn flakes, you could be low in B-Complex vitamins. Up these and you will experience an increase in vitality almost immediately – especially if your diet is packed with freshness. Stodgy carbohydrates can be extremely taxing on the digestive system, and therefore, you. Co-enzyme Q10 is also a great one for lazy bodies and keep the magnesium and iron in check too. The latter (found in red meat and green vegetables) is a big booster of energy.
- If your hair is flat-out, um, flat, look for zinc, silica and amino acid-packed vitamin pills.
- Ageing starts on the inside well before it becomes visible on the outside. So get to the core of the problem with vitamins A, C, E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6. Try Blackmores Radiance, $66.95. It’s an antioxidant-rich supplement that can be taken in the morning and evening. What I love about this is its main goal is to provide 24-hour anti-ageing nourishment to the deeper layers of the skin, so that you’re continually building beauty benefits.
- Don’t blame bad nails on a rogue manicure. Nail health also comes from within. Biotin, zinc, silica and amino acids are what you need to get your hands on here.
- Winter is so yesterday (as of tomorrow…) so dry skin no longer has a season to blame. If your forearms are flaky and your legs resemble that of a reptile, you may need some fish oil in your life. Herron Fish Oil 1000 is super high-potency option that rebalances the essential fatty acids within the body. When out of kilter, essential fatty acid levels can lead to forms of eczema and skin dryness amino acids
- If you’re gagging to get four winks, let alone 40, then you may need some sleep-boosting herbs like passionflower, valerian and zizyphus. Or perhaps a better pillow.
What about you Primpettes? Do you take supplements as skin savers?
Is there one in particular you rely on to replenish what life sucks out?
Posted by: ecb