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Edible Beauty

Supplements and food for healthy skin

 

There always seems to be a powder, pill, or potion to grant us a small taste from the “Fountain of Youth”. Edible beauty is something that is taking the skincare industry by storm, but what is fact and what is proverbial “snake oil”. While the FDA does not substantiate some of the claims of these items, the science on how our body uses vitamins, proteins, and minerals makes a convincing argument that we are, in fact, what we eat.

When it comes to supplements, usually there is a focus regarding detoxifying the body, reducing water weight, boosting metabolism, heart health, and a myriad of other bodily perks. Rarely do we think about feeding the skin, which is the largest organ in the body and protects us from all types of nasty things. But what does it need? What does it use? Being specific in what we feed it can be a daunting task; but don’t worry I’ve broken it down some.

While most antioxidants are applied topically, ingesting them is a more efficient way to get them deeper into the skin and create that glow from within.

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Kara McLucas-Mark
KMcLucas@lne.com

Kara McLucas-Mark is a licensed esthetician with a medical focus. She has worked with multiple modalities including non-ablative lasers, microcurrent, ultrasound skin tightening, and radiofrequency machines. She lives with her husband and two dogs outside of Annapolis, MD. She loves learning about new skin developments, her LED light, and jade roller!



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