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Beautiful skin starts with health from within


Words by: The Cutting Edge Group

Gorgeous, glowing skin isn't all about creams and makeup. Nourishing your body from the inside can have fantastic results for anyone wanting a clear complexion, especially those who suffer from eczema. This common skin condition means itchy, dry skin, and can affect people of all ages, especially during stressful periods.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Solgar

The good news is that those with eczema don't have to scratch and suffer in silence. Research has shown that certain nutritional supplements can deliver healing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to the skin, making it softer and more supple. Vitamin A and vitamin C (especially in combination with bioflavonoids) strengthen the skin, and vitamin E and zinc can help to improve healing. Both omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are also beneficial. The challenge is to incorporate all these elements into a diet on a regular basis, particularly for those who live a fast-paced lifestyle with limited time to prepare complicated meals. This is why Solgar has developed a range of supplements that boost skin health and prevent eczema attacks – which is both convenient and 100% natural. Solgar's Skin, Nails and Hair contains a combination carefully researched and specifically tailored nutrients.

"The skin is the largest organ in your body and needs to be given a lot of attention," says says Dr Rowena Thomson of Solgar South Africa. "While creams and lotions feel like they are providing moisture, they tend to only address the symptoms rather than the cause. A nutritional approach can help stop eczema and nurture your skin for long-term results and a fresh, beautiful skin tone." She adds that it is important to consult with a healthcare professional in the case of young children, however.

More information

For more information on Solgar products for skin health and beauty, or to check out their range of over 450 products specially formulated to for all nutritional needs, go to www.solgar.co.za