As a health and beauty blogger I have always believed that beauty truly comes from the inside out. Having healthy skin is just as much about having a healthy lifestyle as it is about having great skin care products. The skin is the largest organ in the body therefore it reflects what is going on within in regards to overall health. In my personal consultations I always make sure I suggest personalized suggestions including supportive supplementation and dietary suggestions to optimize results both in the short term and long term. Topical skin care has its limitations of penetration due to the epidermal barrier function and by consuming healthy foods and select actives found in supplement form, you are feeding your skin from the inside out where your skin can obtain the nutrients through the bloodstream.
Bend Beauty Omega Supplement for Healthy Skin
One of the the most important supplements that you can take to ensure a healthier more balanced complexion is by taking a high quality fish oil omega based supplement that contains the proper ratios of EPA, DHA and GLA. Not all Omega supplements are created equally and depending on the formulation, it will benefit some areas more than others in your bodily systems such as nervous and cardiovascular.
The source of the ingredients as well as the synergy of ingredients are important to take into account because it will reflect in the efficacy of results. Although I have supplemented with fish oils for years for its anti inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits, I started taking Bend Beauty Anti-Aging Skin Health Dietary Supplement about 3 months ago and it has made a difference in my skin. I started taking it initially to prepare my skin for upcoming facial treatments I'd be receiving at Touch Of Joy, such as Pico Laser and facial peels. This was a suggestion made by my esthetician and upon doing some more research I was thoroughly impressed by the formulation, testimonials and R&D done by the brand.
The formulation of this skincare supplement which comes in both liquid and capsule form, combines the power of properly balanced fish oil based Omegas along with 6 select key actives such as Zeaxanthin, Lutein, Monk fruit extract, and Vitamins C & D. This synergy of these powerful ingredients provide exceptional anti inflammatory benefits, increased hydration, elasticity and protection from UV damage.
While most people are seeking supplements like this to reduce the premature signs of aging, many customers have added this to their skin care regimen to reduce the symptoms of various skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, eczema and psoriasis.
My personal results after 3 months that I’ve noticed that you can see in my before and after photos include:
Internal Environmental Defense
During the summer months while I was using Bend, I noticed that my skin tone was more even and had minimal redness and burning due to sun exposure. I always use a regular mineral sunscreen, but am always prone to some redness during the first few weeks of summer sun. I didn't notice any redness this year and very minimal lines of demarcation or tan lines. In clinical trials The antioxidants and nutrients found in this Anti-Aging formula have been shown to increase UV protection and reduce the risk of sunburn by up to 84%. This was notable when I was outdoors all summer, my skin was hydrated and kept an even tone.
Quality Sourcing and Social Responsibility
Bend Beauty is a Canadian based brand that seeks to create products that are of exceptional quality and are socially and environmentally responsible in their manufacturing methods and practices. The ingredients their products are derived from sustainable sources, including important certifications such as Marine Stewardship Council, Friends of the Sea, and are organic whenever possible. This translates in the elevated overall quality of their supplements because they are from clean sources, which is not always the case for fish oils. Bend is also a contributor to well known environmental organizations such as the David Suzuki Foundation, Nova Scotia Nature Trust and the Ecology Action Centre. This smakes me even more excited to support them as a customer because I know that I am also supporting an Eco-conscious business that is creating a positive impact in the world.
Using this supplement as a part of my skin care routine is now vital as it has created a beautiful difference from the inside out.