The best glow is from good health, not a new blusher. And, as we get older, nutrition is even more important for staying healthy and ageing well. A good diet is paramount, but here are a few beauty boosters I use:
THE DAILY DOSE
A good multi isn’t necessary for everyone, but my meals can be sporadic. It just makes me feel better when I take it.
OMEGA 3: MOISTURISE FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Healthy fats are essential for lustrous hair, strong nails, and radiant skin. I used to use the liquid form, but I find the capsules more convenient which means I am more likely to remember to take them, and don’t end up throwing out an expired bottle.
A deficiency will cause hair loss and skin problems including rashes, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and overall itchiness. I’ve stopped watching my hair go down the drain since I started taking this.
COLLAGEN: THE BUILDING BLOCK OF BEAUTY
This is a super 100% natural anti-ageing dietary supplement. It provides 18 g protein per serving and is an easy way to add collagen to your diet. It is tasteless and odourless. I mix it with juice or in a morning smoothie.
• A nutritional powerhouse for skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints • Promotes youthful skin • Improves skin hydration• Improves skin smoothness • Prevents the formation of deep wrinkles • Stimulate new collagen production • Contributes to a balanced diet • Helps maintain weight • Promotes healthy immune, digestive, and central nervous systems.
I heard about this product from Tammy, a-woman-of-a-certain-age, on YouTube:
MSM: THE BEAUTY MINERAL
MSM / Methyl-sulfonyl-methane is an organic sulfur compound. Called Nature’s Beauty Mineral because it stimulates the production of collagen and keratin which are essential for healthy hair, skin and nails. Reduces the signs of premature ageing and maintains a healthy, youthful complexion.
Small independent British beauty brand, Oskia, is built around MSM. The only product I have tried from the range is their beautiful, award-winning Renaissance Cleansing Gel that everyone, including me, raves about. They have a MSM supplement that got me wondering what it would do for me.
Looking around for an economical option, I’ve just picked up this locally-made MSM powder. At my current tiny starting dose of 1/4 tsp., this jar should last a decade or so. Be warned, it’s not great tasting—it’s bitter. I take it like a shot in water or juice. Oh, what we endure for beauty!
KEEP CALM & TAKE MAGNESIUM
Called the anti-stress drink. Studies have shown a link between low magnesium and migraines. I’m willing to try almost anything to prevent the agony of a headache. If you have trouble sleeping, this is better than counting sheep.