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  • Writer's pictureDr. Alla Arutcheva

Protect your skin from inside and keep it radiant!

Skin is a reflection of your health. What does “skin care” mean to you? Most of us will first think of the outside care, ways we treat our skin with serums, moisturizers, different kind of creams and exfoliants that we apply topically. We believe that topical skin care is enough to keep the skin healthy and radiant.

However, good skin health perceived as a fact for the person's well‐being. A healthy lifestyle, diet, exercise and a wide range of nutritional supplements have reported to exert benefits on skin health, takes care of your skin from the inside out and lead to a more youthful appearance. The skin should be protected from the inside.

The skin is composed of two major layers: a superficial epidermis and a deeper dermis. The main function of the dermis, which consists mostly of collagen and elastin, is to provide physical and nutritional support to the epidermis.

Young skin is firm, smooth with glowing appearance; profound changes occur in the structure of the dermis and epidermis over time through processes of aging. This overall loss in elasticity and strength leads to sagging and wrinkling. The skin of aging people reduced capacity to retain moisture, leading to the typically dry skin.

While there's no magic pill to fix loose skin, certain supplements may be helpful.


One of the important factors in the skin's elasticity and youthful appearance is collagen. The skin contains up to 70% of collagen, which provides the tissue with tensile strength. The collagen content declines with age. The hormonal changes in women of the menopause accelerate collagen loss. In the first 4 years of menopause, the synthesis of collagen decreases by up to 30%.

Boosting your body's collagen production is one way to reduce loose skin.

Collagen peptides are natural bioactive ingredients used in many nutricosmetic products, orally taken nutritional supplements provides skin health and beauty benefits.

- Collagen was shown to increase hyaluronic acid production in dermal fibroblasts.

- Aging of the skin is associated with a decrease in water content. Collagen significantly improves skin hydration.


Vitamins are essential for skin care. You can get vitamins from food sources by incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet. The important vitamins for skin are: vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K and vitamin D. Vitamins can be also obtained from supplemental products.

Fatty Acids

Omega-3 EFAs (essential fatty acids) are crucial to skin function and appearance.

EFAs cannot be synthesized in our bodies and must therefore should be obtained from the diet and supplementation.

Essential fatty acid deficiency in humans clinically manifests as scaling and dryness of the skin.

Omega-3 fatty acids feed skin from inside and are the building blocks of healthy skin cells

Supplementation with specific EFAs can alter skin biochemistry, significantly influencing skin function and appearance.


Aging is the result of oxidative stress in which the production of free radicals is out of balance. And the more oxidative stress we have the quicker we age. Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant. It enhances collagen production regenerate antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E. Improves your skin, reduces wrinkle formation.

Oral intake of glutathione supplements increased skin elasticity.


Turmeric root has recently gained a lot of attention as an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Many studies have suggested that turmeric supplementation can improve overall skin health, and reduce the risk and severity of certain skin diseases. You can incorporate turmeric into your diet adding to juices, or you can take it in capsule form.

Thus, to keep your skin healthy you should eat a healthy food, sleep well, try to reduce your stress level, exercise, and supplement your body with products beneficial for the skin!

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