The Best Beauty-Boosting Vitamins To Take By Age
If You’re In Your 20s:
When time is on your side, focus on beauty maintenance rather than anti-aging. For this age group target healthy hair and nails. Biotin strengthens both hair and nails, while GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) in the form of black currant oil or evening primrose oil, is an essential fatty acid that promotes healthy growth of skin, hair and nails.
If You’re In Your 30s:
We all know that skin changes as we age. This is due to sun exposure, pollution, stress, and loss of subcutaneous support (among other factors), wrinkles are, unfortunately, a natural part of aging. Skin also becomes rough and dry, leading to redness, adult breakouts and patches. To combat this, make sure you are supplementing/eating enough quality fats in your diet, especially omega-3 fatty acids. A quality fish oil for women in their 30s is recommended.
If You’re In Your 40s:
Collagen is the protein that gives skin strength and elasticity, and, because it naturally declines as we age, it’s recommended a collagen supplement to keep skin youthful and vibrant. After using collagen for 12 weeks, you should expect to see a significant reduction in lines, wrinkles and skin dryness.
If You’re In Your 50s:
For this age group an antioxidant-based supplement needed, especially one that contains turmeric. Curcumin, turmeric’s active ingredient, can help prevent arthritis and bone loss in older women, adding that with its concentration of antioxidants that defend against skin-damaging free radicals, it is the perfect supplement for women 50 and older.
If You’re In Your 60s or Older:
In addition to potent anti-aging supplements also needed is both a Vitamin D and B12 vitamin for anyone over age 50 or 60. While we don’t often think of these as beauty vitamins, they can help with normal metabolism and skin function. As we age, we lose the ability to absorb nutrition in the same capacity as we did when we were younger, this is especially true for those over 50 who may not be able to absorb enough B12 from food. Vitamin D deficiency also becomes more common, thanks to a lack of exposure and reduced absorption.