Beauty results come at two paces- the fast lane which sees instant results (0 to Selfie in seconds). The slower lane is the long term positive benefits that come from taking care of your skin and your body. 



As a beauty devotee you already get the benefits of investing the time and money in a good topical skincare routine (you may even still get asked for ID buying Prosecco at Tesco even though your 30th birthday is a distant memory). Supplements specific to skin health are becoming increasingly popular but it’s nothing new to our skin hero Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Dr. Perricone is a master of the American College of Nutrition and the principles of his research is feeding the skin both topically and internally with essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

It’s hard to get all of the nutrients and antioxidants your body needs from diet alone and with our hectic lifestyles, preparing meals from scratch with wild salmon and the perfect accompaniment of low-glycemic fruits or organic greens is not sustainable beyond a couple of wholesome days. We know that a great complexion starts from within and that what you consume has a visible impact on your skin so it’s time to start adding supplements to your daily routine.

So here are three supplements recommended in our edit and why:

Omega 3: Long term skin health

Skin Benefits: Hydration from the inside out. Ideal for all but especially if you suffer with dry skin.

Expect to See: more dewy skin, it should feel more hydrated.

Other Benefits: elevates mood, can regulate weight and some say they had increased energy.

Dr. Perricone recommends taking one capsule three times a day with meals. For weight loss, take three capsules three times per day with meals. Shop Omega 3

Super Greens: Detox instantly, dull, breakout prone

Skin Benefits: individual sachets make this an easy supplement for when you’re on the go or in need of a ‘pick-me-up’. It made the edit as the taste is better than any other green supplement we have tried. This is packed with antioxidants which helps deal with breakouts, it also protects against oxidative stress which causes premature ageing. Detox on the go.

Key Ingredient: Nrf2 which is a patented antioxidant complex developed by Dr. Perricone which activates our body’s own ability to combat oxidative stress and environmental aggressors. Shop Super Greens

Super Skin: Anti-ageing

Skin Benefits: taken regularly Super Skin supplements improve skin texture and supports the creation of collagen which improves elasticity and reduces signs of premature ageing like fine lines.

Key Ingredient: Sicilian Blood Orange help counteract UV damage and photo-ageing. Shop Super Skin

Read more from Ruth Griffin in The Irish Independent

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