27 Natural Supplements for Skin Health

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Everyone wants good skin health, and there are so many different ways to go about it. It’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of handling skin from an external approach since it’s an ever-present and visible part of our body.

While creams and toners can be crucial to keeping the skin beautiful and healthy, what we’re putting into our bodies can be just as important. If not more so!

Getting a varied and healthy diet, in general, is important, but if you feel like your skin could use a boost, adding in some of these supplements might be the right choice for you.

Read on for the 27 supplements that will transform your skin health, whether you’re addressing aging concerns, acne, or just plain dullness.

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1. The Omegas

Omega fatty acids are a great anti-inflammatory which is important for skin health. Omega-3 from fish oil contains DHA and EPA, two awesome fatty acids that the body can’t make on its own. On the upper layers of the skin, this can help strengthen the outer layer and retain moisture.

A bit deeper in the dermis omega-3’s will also help cut down on inflammation. Omega-6 can help with the balancing of hormones which can reduce inflammation and breakouts.

2. DIM

DIM is short for dindolylmethane, and it comes from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. What it does in the body is help sweep out excess estrogen as well as prevent excess testosterone from turning into estrogen.

Hormonal imbalances are often the root cause of non-stop cystic acne breakouts, which are almost are almost impossible to control on the skin’s surface. For some people taking this supplement can help rebalance the estrogen levels and clear up the acne once for all. (I am one of those people, this supplement changed my life.)

3. Vitamin C

Vitamin C for skin health

We need vitamin C for more than just keeping the immune system high. The vitamin also plays an important role in the formation of new collagen and connective tissue. If you want your skin to rebuild, giving it vitamin C is a crucial part of the process.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin which means your body will get rid of any excess. (But if it upsets your stomach that’s a good sign that it’s time to reduce your intake for the time being.)

However, I like to use a liposomal Vitamin C, which is a fat soluble form, meaning it stays in the body longer.

4. Zinc

Some people don’t get enough zinc in their diets, and when it’s lacking it can affect the hair, skin, and nails. A supplement can fill in the gaps and let the body get to regenerating. Zinc is known to reduce the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which can clog pores. Natural food sources of zinc include nuts, whole grains, and eggs, but depending on your diet, supplementing for skin health is always an option too.


5. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a lipid form of an antioxidant that is very important for skin health. It helps to keep the blood vessels in the skin healthy, which in turn allows the skin to heal faster.

Vitamin E 670 MG (1000 IU) Mixed Softgels (d-Alpha Tocopherol & Mixed Tocopherols) – 100 Count

6. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is naturally made by the skin and it also naturally decreases over time. The molecules are what create the plump and dewy young look, which is why it’s frequently injected into the skin by way of dermal fillers. Taking it internally can help do some of the same repairs from the inside out.

Hyaluronic Acid Capsules 200 mg 150 Count | Supports Joint and Skin Hydration | Non-GMO & Gluten Free Supplement | by Horbaach

7. Collagen

Collagen is one of the building blocks of skin so it makes sense that we should supplement with it if we’re missing out. It can from animal or marine sources, so make sure and look into both types of collagen before deciding on a purchase. They all work, but some people prefer to go with marine sources for obvious reasons.

Youtheory Collagen Advanced with Vitamin C, 290 Count (1 Bottle)

8. Probiotics

The entire body is so closely connected that anything good you do for one part of the body can have an effect on another part. Ensuring that the digestive system is in working order will make sure that toxins and other junk move through quickly, and the less likely they’ll have time to affect your skin.

Garden of Life RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care Shelf Stable – 100 Billion CFU Guaranteed through Expiration, Once Daily – Certified Non-GMO & Gluten Free – No Refrigeration – 30 Vegetarian Capsules

9. Lycopene

Lycopene is naturally found in red vegetables like tomatoes. The carotenoid acts as an antioxidant and it can protect the skin from sun damage. We all know that UV rays can intensify the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Lycopene can help.

Lycopene 50MG 200 Capsules (Non-GMO & Gluten Free) Antioxidant Natural Tomato Great for Prostate Health, Immune System Support, Heart Health, Eyesight Support

10. Co-Q10

Co-Q10 is an antioxidant that helps to remove free radicals from the body. It’s also been said to encourage cell growth, which we need when we’re trying to repair the skin and renew the surface appearance and support general skin health.

CoQ10 with Organic Coconut Oil & Bioperine for Better Absorption | Vegan Certified and Non-GMO Verified | 120 Veggie-gels, 3 Month Supply!

11. MSM

MSM is a bio-available form of sulfur, which is a very good thing for the production of collagen. It also serves as an anti-inflammatory and has been said to be incredible for the hair and nails and as well as the skin. Expect to start glowing.

NOW Supplements, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) 1,000 mg, Joint Health*, 240 Veg Capsules

12. Glucosamine

Glucosamine is naturally found in the cartilage and is an important supplement for supporting joint health and that of the connective tissues. Do you know what else has connective tissues? Your face! The amino acid can help the skin to heal faster and encourage its hydration. Some people even need less moisturizer when they’re taking it.

NOW Supplements, Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM, Joint Health, Mobility and Comfort*, 180 Capsules

13. Maca Root

Maca is a plant-based root that acts as an adaptogen in the body, AKA balances those hormones and reduces adrenal fatigue. It can be found in a powder form as it’s often added to smoothies, but you can also try taking it for a few days before your period starts if you particularly struggle with pimple problems around that time of the month.

Organic Maca Root Powder Capsules – 1000mg Peru Grown – Energy, Performance & Mood Supplement for Men & Women – Vegan Pills – Gelatinized + Black Pepper Extract for Superior Results

14. The B Vitamins

B6 and B12 are good for the metabolic system and sweeping waste out of the body. The more active the body is at eliminating wastes. The more healthy the body can become.

Super B Complex Vitamins – All B Vitamins Including B12, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, Folic Acid – Vitamin B Complex Supplement for Stress, Energy and Healthy Immune System – 90 Vegetarian Capsules

15. Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil is a great source of the omega fatty acids, as well as another fatty acid called GLA. All together those can help cut down on inflammation and increase the strength of the skin barrier. In addition to healing a variety of skin woes, evening primrose oil is also often used to cut down PMS symptoms.

Evening Primrose Oil (1300mg) 120 Liquid Softgels ~ Cold-Pressed with No fillers or Artificial Ingredients ~ Non-GMO & Gluten Free

15. Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol is a brand name for a pine bark extract, which is a strong antioxidant with the power to help protect the collagen that you currently have in your body. Similar ingredients can also be found in the skin of peanuts, grape seeds, and witch hazel bark.

Healthy Origins Pycnogenol (Nature’s Super Antioxidant) 100 mg, 120 Count

16. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is another adaptogen than helps to balance the hormones and regulate the adrenals. It can be taken in capsule form or added to smoothies, similar to how you might use maca.

Organic India Ashwagandha, 400 mg, Veg-Capsules, 90 Count

17. Milk Thistle

milk thistle for skin health

Milk thistle is known as a liver detox, but it also contains an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant called silymarin. Put together those can help the liver process fat in a more efficient matter, and when you’re feeding it healthy fats that can greatly improve the look and feel of the skin.

FarmHaven Milk Thistle Capsules | 11250mg Strength | 30X Concentrated Seed Extract & 80% Silymarin Standardized – Supports Liver Function and Overall Health | Non-GMO | 120 Veggie Capsules

18. Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid is another liver cleanser. It can help increase the levels of glutathione in the body, which is an enzyme that can help to remove heavy metals from the body. Taking internally it can also help to regenerate alongside other antioxidants like vitamin C. Used externally, the enzyme works as an antioxidant as well and can reduce redness and puffiness.

Nutricost Alpha Lipoic Acid 600mg Per Serving, 240 Capsules – Gluten Free, Soy Free & Non-GMO

19. Silica

Silica is used in the body to help produce collagen, as well as acts as an anti-inflammatory. The trace element (which is also naturally found in the body), can help create the bonds between protein molecules. That in turn allows the skin to retain moisture and heal more quickly.

Solgar – Oceanic Silica 25 mg, 100 Vegetable Capsules

20. Chlorella

chlorella supplements for skin health

Chlorella is a green supplement that comes from green algae. It can help reduce stressors in the body, as well as balance the hormones. It’s also known to help pull toxins from the body and keep them moving on out, which leads to, of course, healthier-looking skin.

Purest Organic Chlorella with CGF – Non-GMO, 100% Vegetarian & Non-Irradiated – 500 mg – 180 Easy to Take Superfood Capsules – No Aftertaste Tablets – Perfect for Weight Loss

21. Flaxseed

Flaxseed for skin health

Flaxseed is a great anti-oxidant as well as a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and lignans. For those who don’t like to get their omega’s from fish sources, flax is a good alternative.

22. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is created in the body, but we start creating less of it as we age. One way to supplement with it is through an actual supplement, another is getting some sunshine. (In a healthy manner of course.) Having enough of the vitamin is important for keeping the cells replenished on the outer protective layers of the skin.

Nature Made Organic Flaxseed Oil 1,400 mg – Omega-3-6-9 for Heart Health – 300 Count (Pack of 1)

23. Turmeric

turmeric for skin health

Turmeric can be added to food as a spice, or it can be taken in supplement form for a super dose of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory power. It’s also a good source of manganese, iron, fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, and vitamin C. The health benefits of turmeric go way beyond the skin and include brain health and better blood flow.

Turmeric Curcumin – 2250mg/d – 180 Veggie Caps – 95% Curcuminoids with Black Pepper Extract (Bioperine) – 750mg Capsules – Most Powerful Turmeric Supplement with Triphala

24. Green Tea

Green tea is a powerful antioxidant in supplement form as well as it’s ever-popular drink version. It also contains an antioxidant called EGCG which specifically fights DNA damage from UV rays, and catechins that can reduce inflammation, skin swelling, and skin redness.

NOW Supplements, Green Tea Extract 400 mg with Vitamin C, Cellular Protection*, 250 Veg Capsules

25. Hemp Seed

hemp seed for skin health

Hemp protein is a great source of essential fatty acids and it actually contains all nine essential amino acids. The oil from hemp seeds can also be directly applied to the skin. It’s is obtained by pressing hemp seeds, which means it has very very low levels of TCH is any at all.

(THC is the psychotropic compound that’s responsible for the “high” feeling. Rubbing some hemp seed oil on your face won’t do it.)

Applying a CBD salve externally is also a great option for cutting down on inflammation quickly and protecting the skin health.

Hemp Seed Oil 90000mg Per Bottle – 180 Vegetarian Capsules (Non-GMO, Made with Organic Hemp Seed Oil) – Omega 3, 6, 9 Fatty Acids – Supports Healthy Joints, Skin & Nails

26. Biotin

Biotin is part of the B vitamin family, although it’s sometimes referred to as vitamin H. It plays a role in converting some nutrients into energy (like fatty acids and glucose), which in turn makes it a powerful helper for the hair, nails, and skin health.

Biotin (5000mcg) Infused with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil | Vegan Certified & Non-GMO Verified (120 Veggie softgels)

27. Calcium

It’s not surprising that the bone-healthy supplement is also great for the skin healrh. Calcium can help with the regeneration of the skin and improve cell health from the inside out.

Nature’s Bounty Calcium and Vitamin D3 Mineral Supplement, Supports Bone Strength and Health, 500mg, 300 Tablets

Always check with a practitioner before adding supplements to your diet or for any health questions. We do not provide health advice. Divvy Magazine has affiliate relationships and may benefit from your purchases of the products featured here.


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