Supplements for Healthy Skin

If you've looked for vitamins for skin and skin support supplements before, you've probably wondered why there are no vitamins labeled "healthy skin vitamins." Although there is no such thing as vitamins for skin, or miracle skin support supplements that work on this one part of the body alone, here are some of the vitamins and support supplements women are taking for healthier-looking skin.

Check with your health professional for individual recommended dosage:

Vitamin A - has a long history of use in treating acne, and as the ingredient in Retin-A, appears to smooth out wrinkles and improve skin texture by restoring the skin's ability to produce collagen.

Vitamin B-complex - helps the body in many ways and protects the skin.

Vitamin E - Vitamin A's efficiency is thought to improve when combined with E. which on its own is claimed to be effective in keeping skin tissues healthy.

Vitamin C - Believed to fight inflammation inside the body, and protect against free-radical damage,this antioxidant participates in the production of collagen.

Estrogen - Studies strongly suggest that post-menopausal women taking estrogen have less skin dryness and wrinkling than those who do not, but hormone replacement is a complex issue and should be addressed with your physician's assistance after considering all the benefits and risks.