Have you been in a bit of a rut when it comes to your skin? Does a good skin care routine only get you so far? Do you suffer from inflammation issues or skin disorders? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then it might be a good idea to start looking internally and treating the skin from the inside out.
A lot of skin issues can be addressed by treating the gut. We can map out the whole face and determine exactly which organs are being affected – pretty amazing stuff! So if you can’t quite kick those breakouts or that annoying patch of dry skin, you may have inflammation internally that can be treated with beauty supplements!
Miss Vitality is a skin supplement range formulated and created in Perth by Naturopath Pamela Zakostelsky. Pamela has focused most of her career on the effects of oxidative stress and toxins on our body and therefore our skin. She found that there was a gap in the industry to treat the skin with wellness products from the inside out and so Miss Vitality’s first product, ‘Clean Tea’ was created. Differing to your usual overall body supplements that you can buy from the chemist, these products are specifically formulated with the exact amount of active ingredients needed to target the skin and skin health.
Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the body, but it is the last thing to show us the blue print of our body’s inflamed areas? In this day and age, the way we grow and produce our food results in less vitamins and nutrients, meaning we are no longer getting the adequate amounts through our food. We need to ingest extra nutrients in order to keep our internal levels balanced and inflammation low, resulting in clearer, healthier skin.
The Miss Vitality range includes 2x teas, a powder and 5x supplements. In this article we will discuss the benefits and ingredients of each of these product.
Clean tea was the original Miss Vitality product. It’s a traditional blend of dried herbs and flowers which help to cleanse and detoxify the body. It contains a high dose of vitamin C which is gentle enough for those who are sensitive to topical Vitamin C’s. It’s rich in antioxidants as well as being caffeine and sugar free. Barberry promotes liver detoxification, peppermint aids digestion, Lemongrass stimulates cleansing, and Chamomile soothes the nervous system, while Vanilla Bean adds to the flavour. Ideally consumed twice per day. It’s a great ‘starter’ product to kick start your journey with internal health and being super mild and gentle, it’s a great one for teenagers too!
Glow Tea has a slightly stronger herb like taste than the Clean Tea, but is AMAZING for detoxification (especially if you tend to have a few extra drinks every now and then). Containing Rooibos, Cinnamon and Juniper Berries, this tea has a more robust taste, but is great hot or cold! Burdock stimulates the lymphatic system helping to eliminate toxins that are being cleared from the body through the detoxification process.
Elevate is a Superfood/Skinfood powdered blend of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. It can be consumed on its own in a glass of water, mixed into smoothies or yoghurt and is best taken in the mornings or early afternoons to help curb those sugar cravings, give you a boost of energy and make you feel fuller for longer! It’s jam packed with Vitamins A, B6, C, E, K and Iodine, a powerful mix which is GREAT for antiaging and hydrating the skin from the inside out!
This little capsule is full of high potency, premium fish oil sourced from small fish (such as anchovies, whitebait and sardines) from Nordic waters – no mercury here! Good Oil is a fantastic source of EFA’s (essential fatty acids) which help to balance the skin from the inside out and act as natural skin moisturisers which make it a PERFECT supplement for people with compromised skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis, as well as those who get dry and scaly skin.
This all-round skin multivitamin is packed with vitamins and nutrients to support skin health and maintenance. Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals, while B6 assists with hormone regulation as well as hydration. GREAT for those with cracked heels, ridged or brittle nails, scaly legs or dry, red cheeks! Illumination must be taken in the morning with food.
This little formulation is like taking Tumeric but on steroids, and specifically formulated for the skin! It is amazing for inflammation and detoxification! It also contains a high dose of Vitamin C , which helps to strengthen the capillaries and increase the production of collagen.
Miss Vitality’s Resveratrol is also known as the “Anti-Aging Queen of Supplements!” and works like a needle and thread moving through your body and stitching up and repairing your DNA. Derived from a plant in Northern Asia, Resveratrol helps to maintain healthy blood circulation, protects cells from free radicals and assists in maintaining cardiovascular health!
This little beauty is like Zumba for your cells! CoEnzyme Q10 is essential for energy production, stabilizing the cell membranes and preventing energy loss and improving cellular function. It also helps to reduce oxidative stress as well as supporting your cardiovascular and immune systems. This is a great one to pair with a series of Peels or LED facial treatments to help speed up the healing process and builds the skins integrity.
We recommend at Luminescence Beauty Therapies that you build a balanced skin routine combining both internal and external products. If you would like to know more about what products would be best suited to your skin and start your journey to optimal skin health, please get in contact with Claire at Balwyn’s Luminescence Beauty Therapies.