The skin is the barrier that protects the rest of your body from things outside it and as such it is a really essential part of the body. Not only is the skin an essential part of the body, it is also one of the first things which introduces you to anyone, that is to say, asides from your facial attributes, your skin is typically one of the first things that announces your presence.
It is no news that men and women alike spend so much time, money and effort trying to treat, pamper and maintain their skin using several products. While, this blog post does not seek to negate the results or potency of these products on the skin, it is however imperative to state that the skin is a visual representation of whatever you feed it over time, meaning, it can only give what it has. Your skin needs the right balance of nutrients to do its main job (which as earlier stated is to protect the body from external harm). To help keep the skin looking, working and also feeling good, it has to be taken care of from the inside-out.
Worthy of note is the fact that the IMMUN-ACTIV contains a unique blend of vitamins and minerals that is essential for a healthy and glowing skin.
Immun-Activ contains Vitamin C, Zinc and Selenium all which are potent nutrients for maintaining healthy and youthful skin.
1. Protects Skin from Irritation Caused by Oxidative Stress:
Immun-Activ contains 1000mg of Vitamin C which serves as a powerful antioxidant, protecting you from free radicals. In neutralizing these free radicals, vitamin C may also help protect skin from pre-cancerous changes caused by UV exposure. This free-radical fighting power isn't just important for helping to keep signs of premature aging at bay.
Vitamin C also inhibits melanin production in the skin which helps to lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, even out skin tone, and enhance skin radiance. Low levels of vitamin C can cause easy bruising and bleeding gums, as well as slower-healing sores.
2. Fights Infections And Protects Cells From Damage:
The immune system relies on selenium to function well. In fact, it’s selenium, along with other minerals, that boosts the body’s army of white blood cells and strengthens your response to infections including those on the skin.
Selenium is a mineral that helps certain antioxidants protect your skin from UV rays, its deficiency has been linked with a greater chance of skin cancer. Selenium works to safeguard cell membranes (the protective coating around cells). That makes it a key player when it comes to slowing the signs of aging. In fact, research has shown that it’s a triple treat, protecting against UV-induced cell damage, skin inflammation and pigmentation. Recent studies continue to emphasize the importance of selenium and other antioxidants on skin health and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Immun-Activ contains 100mg of Selenium which as stated above helps neutralize free radicals and other skin-damaging compounds before they can lead to wrinkles.
Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, selenium is a powerhouse for calming inflamed, irritated skin.
3. Posesses Some Sunscreen As Well As Skin Rejuvenating Elements:
Unlike chemical sunscreen ingredients, which absorb into the top layers of your skin to filter out the damaging part of the sun’s rays, zinc oxide (a zinc-containing compound) acts as a physical block, stopping UV light from penetrating your skin altogether. The outer layer of your skin has five times more of this mineral than the layer underneath.
Zinc helps your skin heal after an injury. It's needed to keep cell walls stable and for cells to divide and specialize as they grow. Too little zinc can look like eczema, but the itchy rash won't get better when you put moisturizers and steroid creams on it which makes it essential that you have a bottle of Immun-Activ at hand.
As earlier stated, your skin is a visual representation of whatever you feed it on the inside, so while some beauty products may have some of these nutrients embedded in them, they can only do so much as the thrust of the work has to be done from the inside-out. Now that we have estabilished that the bulk of the work lies on what you are feeding your body generally, it is important to note that for your body and by extension your skin to get the right amount of these nutrients, you have to commit to eating foods and vegetables high in the above mentioned minerals and vitamins.
It is a known fact that we humans may not always get the much needed vitamins and minerals essential to our overall well-being from our daily food supply which is why we are told to invest in food supplements as a means to back up the nutrients gotten from our foods. These supplements work to maintain proper bodily functions while fighting off harmful compounds inside the body leaving you feeling healthy and full of life on the outside.
So while you’re busy drawing up that budget for your skin care needs, be sure to not leave out your IMMUN-ACTIV food supplement which not only serves as a perfect immune booster but also a great companion to go with your daily skincare.