Too often, we look to products to solve our skin woes—thinking that a face mask will solve all of our issues. The following is excerpted from The Beauty of Dirty Skin: The Surprising Science of Looking Radiant From the Inside Out by dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D., who explains the importance of nutrition and supplementation to skin health, including the supplements she recommends to her patients.
For the most part, we can get all our nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and probiotics, from our diets—and we should aim for that. But let’s be honest: Achieving optimal levels through diet alone on a daily basis is often not realistic today (at least not for me and my patients!). We are busy, and our dietary options can fall short once in a while, despite our best efforts. Read More