Vitamins Every Woman Needs in Her Routine

Beauty starts from within, and these are the supplements that get your glow on point.
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May 12, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Beauty supplements can seem like a hoax sometimes. You're telling me that these 2 gummies, or these two softgels, will get my skin glowing? The idea seems too good to be true, especially when you add in the fact that payoff for taking supplements isn't instant. As a beauty editor, I try a LOT of different products, all in the ever elusive quest for beauty. And let me tell you, supplements really do work. The secret really lies in choosing what works for YOUR body along with choosing high-quality products. Before we get into which supplements every woman needs in her routine, let's go over some quick tips for anyone looking to start (or improve) their vitamin intake. 1. These are supplements, which means they supplement your diet and don't replace it. Make an effort to intake nutritious foods and supplements will amplify your health. 2. Take supplements with a meal, unless otherwise noted! 3. If you're trying a new supplement, track your urine to see if your body is absorbing the nutrients. Whenever our body has an excess of a vitamin or mineral, your urine becomes a very bright yellow. This means your body isn't absorbing anything because it thinks it has too much of it. It was through this knowledge I learned that my body wasn't absorbing B12 in a pill form, so I switched to a softgel multivitamin and it worked. 4. Consult your physician before taking new supplements. If you have any preexisting conditions and have concerns, consult your doctor before starting a supplement regimen. Biotin & Evening Primrose Oil for Beauty Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is responsible for converting food into energy—making this a key player in our metabolism. Because it's processing our food into energy, it's also helping in maintaining balance in our gut and a healthy gut = healthy skin. Think about your overall health as a reflection of your systems working, with a key system being elimination and detoxification (gut health). If your gut is operating smoothly, your skin will be too! Where to find it: Many foods are rich in biotin including eggs, almonds, cauliflower, and spinach, making biotin deficiency a rare occurrence. Adding a biotin supplement in your routine can help boost your hair, skin, and nail health. Evening Primrose Oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids and really amazing in helping moisturize your skin from the inside out. For anyone who has dryer than normal skin or skin conditions like eczema, evening primrose oil can be a saver. I personally take this supplement to help with my eczema and it's really helped with keeping it under control. Omega-6 is an essential fatty acid, typically found in fish, that has been shown to aid in heart health and skin health. What makes evening primrose oil great is that it is a plant-based source for omega-6. Where to find it: Evening primrose oil is in a category of its own, but foods like fish, nuts, corn, and soybeans contain omega-6. Multivitamin & Iron for Overall HealthMultivitimans fill in where your diet comes short. Taking one can help help ensures all your essential vitamin needs are met. If you're just beginning your vitamin regimen, it's smart to start with a multivitamin every morning. It will get you used to the idea of taking them regularly and you'll only have to take one a day. Iron helps general immune system support, increased energy and digestive process. Note that iron supplements should only be taken if you've been advised and prescribed by a doctor! Most iron for women should come from our foods. Where to find it: chicken, seafood, lentils, tofu, dried fruits like figs and apricots
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