We all know by now that great skin starts from within—our hair and skin rely on a healthy diet to get that GLOW. Aside from eating well, hydrating and exercising regularly, there are some additional things you can do to ensure your body is getting all the building blocks necessary to help your hair and skin thrive. Enter: Science-backed supplements. Today, we’re discussing two of our favorite beauty supplements, what they do, and why we love them.
Healthy Lifestyle + (Good) Supplements = Your Best Skin & Hair
Here’s the thing: Supplements are wonderful for filling in the gaps of our day-to-day nutrition, but are never meant to replace a healthy diet. Check out Dr. Kademian’s top tips for nourishing skin and hair from the inside out:
Lots of fruits, vegetables and leafy greens (the more antioxidants, the better!)
Healthy fats like olive oil, avocados, walnuts and omega-3 rich fish
Dairy, particularly skim milk, has been associated with skin inflammation and acne breakouts. Higher sugar levels and whey protein contained in skim milk increases insulin levels and androgen hormones which activate oil glands. Additionally, cow’s milk treated with Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormones tend to have higher levels of Insulin Growth Factor (IGF). Look for RBGF-free dairy products or alternatives such as almond or oat milks if you are prone to acne or rosacea.
Keep sugar and processed food intake to a minimum as these raise insulin levels. Insulin increases sebaceous gland production of oil, which contributes to the development of breakouts. It also triggers androgen production, testosterone hormones that stimulate oil and cause acne.
Exercise regularly—sweating flushes toxins from the skin, and aerobic exercise helps to oxygenate skin, increasing blood flow, boosting collagen production and increasing overall appearance
Implement clean, science-backed supplements to fill in any gaps
When you’re looking for a supplement to add to your routine, there are a lot of factors to consider. Since the FDA does not regulate supplements, it can be difficult to know whether you can trust certain brands. At Vérité, we’re passionate about finding and offering only the best products to our community. Before we sell any products, we always:
- – Review the backstory on the company to ensure there were clinical studies that show efficacy.
- – Verify that the company provides resources that disclose all ingredients in the products and where the ingredients are sourced.
- – Ensure there is transparency and excellent customer service should we need additional information.
HUM Nutrition offers a wide variety of beauty-focused supplements—after all, their tagline, “Beauty starts from within,” is something we stand by as well! All of their products are non-GMO, gluten free, triple tested for purity, and are made in the USA and Canada. Their clinically proven formulations are also validated by in-house research to show efficacy.
Worried you aren’t getting enough Vitamin D? Enter: Hum Nutrition Vitamin D3. These high-potency softgels have you covered all year round, so you never have to feel bad about protecting your skin from the sun.
This powerful little capsule nurtures the gut and helps clear the skin with prebiotic and probiotic strains that support skin health and help decrease breakouts, create an even texture and tone, and hydrate the skin.
You’ll love this vegan gummy for skin hydration, packed with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. It helps keep moisture and collagen locked into the skin to maintain a healthy appearance.
When Dr. Kademian learned about Nutrafol through her research and discussion with trusted colleagues who had seen success in their patients, she was intrigued. Hair loss and hair disorders can be very distressing for patients and challenging to successfully treat. Dr. Kademian is committed to research and sourcing innovative treatments and products for patients that are safe and effective:
I was drawn to their commitment to responsible sourcing of ingredients and clinical data demonstrating efficacy.
Nutrafol addresses causes of hair thinning through whole-body wellness by targeting multiple contributing factors. Key triggers of poor hair health include stress, hormones, free radicals, inflammation, and compromised nutrition. Standardized, responsibly sourced ingredients in Nutrafol products include ashwagandha, bio-curcumin, collagen, tocotrienols, astaxanthin, amino-acids, saw-palmetto and maca to address these triggers. Ingredients are proportioned properly and dosages standardized in their three distinct formulations for men, women, and women in peri-and postmenopause.
Nutrafol’s science has been published in several peer-reviewed medical journals. Each formula has been clinically tested to show proof of efficacy, and all ingredients used in their formulations are backed by clinical research. Our patients have seen improvement in hair strength, shine, texture, density and overall appearance.
*As with any supplement, it is very important to consult your physician before beginning a new regimen.
Improves hair growth with stronger feeling hair and less shedding.
Improves hair growth with visibly thicker hair and less shedding for women peri- and postmenopause.
Improves hair growth with visibly thicker hair and scalp coverage.