Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Skin Supplements

I started taking collagen drinks after I got the beauty tip from Yumeko, and I thought that since it is a fish-derivative supplement, I could stop taking my fish oil supplements when I finished them but I was wrong! It took some time for me to realise it (I'm sooo dense like that) but it dawned on me that the reason my skin is so crepey and dry lately is due to the lack of my regular fish oil supplements. So, yesterday, I purchased my fish oil supplements. I don't normally take this brand but there was a discount so I decided to give it a try. I also added in an EPO and chose Efamol brand because it has more GLA. Image001 My nutritionist friend had recommended me fish oil supplements for the Omega 3 and DHA, which are good for brain functions and provide numerous health benefits. (After buying this new fish oil brand, I felt bad because I normally purchase a better brand from my friend's shop ... LOL! ... but I got to save some money this month, seriously overran my budget!) Fish oil is also great for improving skin sensitivities (like ezcema) and helps general skin conditions (like balancing oiliness and dryness). I found all those to be true and when I stopped taking the fish oil, I suffered some "relapse" with a return of dry, itchy skin and other skin sensitivity issues. In addition, I also purchased Evening Primrose Oil with extra GLA because I read that besides Omega 3 fatty acids, Omega 6 fatty acids like GLA are important too. Besides ensuring we have enough Omega 3, I read that for optimum health, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be between 1:1 and 4:1. Hence, it is important to eat right to have the right balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids in our bodies. Besides the health benefits, Omega 6 fatty acids are useful for improving the skin and beyond that also alleviate things like PMS and other mood disorders.

In addition to taking these oils, I also take Vitamin B supplements to assist me in coping with my busy life. I'm also told it'll be good for my hair. One thing I forgot to get is a multivitamin to ensure I have enough nutrients like magnesium and zinc, also good for hair and skin. Ofcourse, one should be like Fuzkittie and also make sure one eats fruits and vegetables, plus avoid toxic foods that are bad for the body and skin. Personally, I'm quite lazy, very busy and eat out often, so I try to balance all that eating out by taking supplements, plus fruits and vegetables as much as possible.

As I was saying earlier, these supplements provide numerous health benefits. Additionally, from skin care point, I do recommend the Omega 3 and Omega 6 supplements even if one eats healthily. Specific to the skin, I find they helped alleviate my numerous skin sensitivities and normalise my skin.

By the way, I'd recommend my nutritionist friend, Yondi at Ascension Healing, to anyone in Singapore, who'd like to improve their health. Besides having post-grad qualifications in nutrition and holistic medicine from Melbourne, her basic degree was in psychology, so I personally find her a very understanding and caring health-care provider. LOL, she sure knows how to listen and provide the appropriate natural healing prescriptions. Be sure to let her know Karen sent you her way. ^___^ © Copyright. All rights reserved.


fuzkittie said...

Really?!!! I gotta get me some fish oil! Thank you so much for posting this. I have eczema... ugh. I get REALLY itchy patches on different areas of my skin. I have got to get some fish oil!!!!

O man, I hate using brushes with makeup, hahaha. I'm so lazy. I guess I will try my concealer brush with the brightener. But I only use the brightener by itself, you use another concealer on top of it?

Dor said...

Oh you make me feel guilty too. I have stop taking my supplement and fish oil after I have given birth. I didn't know fish oil has so many benefits! Ok, I will have to dig out my expensive fish oil and start taking it from today onwards. Thanks for the tips.