Beauty from the Inside Out

I’m a big believer in beauty from the inside out – whenever I am asked ‘what’s my number one beauty tip’ my immediate answer is always – drink more water. It’s simple, and perhaps boring – but it works. I can use all the skincare products in the world, but it really is what’s inside that counts! So with that in mind, and as I sit here at my desk with a whole drawer of space dedicated to products that are all about this…beauty from the inside out!

beauty inside out

I’ve taken vitamins ever since I was at uni (and realised that I definitely wasn’t getting my recommended daily allowance from a diet of pasta and late night take-away) and have tried, on and off to keep that up ever since.

Recently though I have been looking to more than just the odd vitamin C tablet or an all round multi-vitamin and have been extending my ‘inside out’ theory a bit further.

On my desk at work I have a little pot of Boots Iron and Vitamin C – to look after my immune system! Plus having them sitting in front of me reminds me to take them. Then at home I have Centrum Women* (Available from – an all rounder, but aimed at us ladies certain needs (somehow that sounds a bit dodgy, but you get my point).

Then there comes the ‘vanity’ supplements I have been branching out into – starting with Imedeen, which has to be the king of all beauty supplements. I’ve very recently started taking Derma One* (Available from – which is designed to help boost my collagen levels. Interestingly I had a little consultation or ‘dermascan’ with a Imedeen rep, that measured the levels of collagen in my skin so I can actually take a decent measurement before starting and then in a few months when I have been taking it for a while. Apparently it doesn’t just help with collagen but all over hydrating – with areas like shins and elbows that are notoriously dry improving. So of course this is only a new addition but one I’ll be measuring and report back on in a few months. My first scan showed I actually have pretty decent levels of collagen already, but apparently Derma One can still give them a boost – so will be interesting to see the results.

Alongside the Derma One I’m also going to start taking the Imedeen Hair and Nails supplement*, although my my hair and nails are in pretty decent condition so I wont be focusing on before and after so much for this. But if I do notice a dramatic change I will of course share!

Then another new addition to my ‘beauty from the inside out’ approach are the two products from Viridian. The Beauty Oil* and Ultimate Beauty Complex* (Available from Viridian Nutrition). These two are meant to work really well along side each other with a whole range of promised benefits – reduced tiredness (supports the red blood cells), maintenance of hair and nails courtesy of Selenium and skin being taken care of by vitamin C. Overall, these are another nice addition to looking after myself from the inside out. I particularly like how the oil can be added to other things so you don’t think of ‘popping another pill’. I’ve tried it mixed into home blended smoothies and you don’t notice the taste at all.

Above all else I will be continuing to glug as much water as possible – seriously, hands-down the best beauty tip on the market!

Update: I should probably add on here that I wouldn’t take all of the above at one time. Currently I’m taking Derma One  consistently and the iron/vitamin C supplement that lives on my desk at work. The others are ones I’ve tried or will take ad-hoc. Also, as with anything supplement related – I’m not a doctor, any info is just me and my experience/opinion. 

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  1. July 18, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    Water is so underrated! I don’t think people understand the difference with your skin and body etc. These looks good too, I have always wondered about added supplements.

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. July 18, 2013 / 10:56 pm

    That’s a lot of supplements! I always find that these are quite expensive so are a little out of bounds for me for now anyway. I have tried to take skin, hair and nails tablets before but I always kept forgetting, and I had to take them three times a day! A one a day capsule would be bliss.

  3. July 19, 2013 / 5:39 am

    Be careful of taking mega doses of vitamins – studies have shown that large doses of certain vitamins, including vitamin c, can actually increase your risk of cancer. A balanced diet will provide everything you need.

  4. July 19, 2013 / 5:40 am

    Be careful of taking mega doses of vitamins – studies have shown that taking large doses of some vitamins, including vitamin c, can actually increase your risk of cancer. A balanced diet will provide everything you need.

  5. July 19, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    In the last 6 months I’ve increased the amount of water I drink substantially and it really has made so much difference. My skin, hair, energy levels and general well being (that is, not being ill so much, etc) are so much better and I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner!
    Drink your water, girls!


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