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For the longest time, the beauty industry has focused on exterior appearance and surface solutions. To a point, it makes sense. We put makeup on our faces to cover up acne and other imperfections. We spray our hair to keep it in place and add a little extra volume. We even add polish on top of our nails to make them look shinier.
But recently, people are beginning to realize that beauty is an inside job and the importance of keeping yourself healthy and how that affects your appearance.
Nutrition plays a huge role in how great you look, which is why people are adding vitamins and supplements as part of their beauty routine. It’s why people who have been out partying and eating junk food tend to look a little worse for the wear after it becomes routine. (Oh, and hangovers don’t help that, either - luckily there’s a vitamin for that)
Companies like HUM Nutrition are shaking up the beauty world and gaining massive amounts of followers, customers and glowing reviews. Curious about this beauty from within movement? Many people are, and that’s why we decided to get the inside scoop on what it’s all about.
Beauty supplements are way more popular than you think.
Like many of the best things in life, taking beauty supplements is a movement that is quietly booming. It’s the “non-secret secret” that has been helping people of all ages and backgrounds get the best possible glow they can.
One of the pioneers of the movement, HUM Nutrition, boasts over 100K Instagram followers and has helped over half a million customers look and feel their best with their targeted solutions. HUM started as the only dedicated supplement brand at Sephora is now one of their best sellers. Other leading retailers have caught on and now Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and more all has a inner beauty section anchored by HUM’s beauty supplements.
Regular nutrition isn’t enough, even if you eat well.
We all love the deliciously sinful taste of fast food, even though we don’t enjoy the effect it has on our waistlines. We also know that all those Taco Bell menu items probably aren’t the most nutritious, either. Usually, it’s common enough to believe that getting all the nutrients you need just means that you have to avoid fast food on a daily basis.
However, what most people don’t realize is that it’s way harder to get a great diet than you think. Just saying no to fast food burgers isn’t enough. A lot of the micronutrients we need to make our bodies, skin, hair, and nails look wonderful just aren’t there in our food. While a healthy diet does great things for your appearance, it only goes so far.
To get the full effect of great nutrition, most people need to supplement their diets. Every person has different needs which make themselves known in their own ways. Some people need extra Vitamin D in order to help brittle nails stay strong. Others may need a supplement to reduce bloating, while still more need minerals to boost hair growth.
Simply put, everyone can benefit from them.
Supplements can also help you get rid of beauty-wrecking toxins.
If you’ve ever had a wild night out at a club, you already know what we’re talking about. Drinking, hanging out near smoke, and stopping by the diner for some preservative-rich grub is fun...but has consequences. Most party-hardy people have had hangovers to remind them of how hard they partied in the morning.
Truth be told, you don’t have to be an excessive partier to get affected by pollutions. Pollutants like the exhaust from cars, cigarette smoke, or even some of the preservatives in food can leave you looking a little rough around the ages.
These pollutants build up over time, and while your body is designed to eliminate toxins naturally, it also can need help. This is why so many beauty supplements involve detox ingredients and focus on cleansing your body of bad stuff.
Taking supplements does more than make your skin glow, too.
A common misconception about beauty supplements is that they are just vitamins that make your skin look good. They can do that, and they do it fabulously, but it’s important to note that supplements also can help with a much wider variety of issues.
Your entire body needs nutrients. That means that there’s a supplement that can help beautify every party of your body. Some supplements are more geared towards flattening one’s stomach due to bloating, or boosting hair’s growth and shine.
If you’ve been feeling grouchy, it could be a sign that you need to upgrade your nutrition. People who start taking supplements also notice that they tend to feel better throughout the day. That’s a major perk that comes with having a balanced diet involving all the goods you need!
Supplements are the preventative care that people need to stay younger, longer.
A common saying is, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In no place is this more true than when it comes to your body and your health. Neglecting your body’s needs will end up causing problems sooner rather than later.
If you don’t believe it, think about the last time you got very stressed or overworked, and how you felt. Chances are that you may have started to feel unusually sleepy, hungry, or jittery. You might have even caught a cold. That’s stress for ya.
Taking beauty supplements is a way to help people treat their bodies well and keep themselves feeling better for longer. By optimizing your nutrition, you’re making sure your health will be better and that you’ll look great for years to come.
Not all supplements are equal in quality.
Supplements can differ greatly from one company to another, especially when it comes to quality. Grabbing a bottle of supplements that don’t have what you need, or worse, have ingredients that aren’t even quality is usually a waste of money.
Experts suggest looking for supplements that are clinically researched and proven to work. Finding organic, non-GMO supplements is a good idea, especially if you’re looking to detox. By looking for the purest, most natural ingredients, you get the perks you want without adding extra toxins that your body will have to process.
If you have allergies, you’ll also need to take those into account.
Food allergies are pretty scary, especially if you have had the misfortune of discovering that you had them after eating something you’re allergic to. Believe it or not, it’s possible for people to have reactions to certain supplements if they have a food allergy.
A surprising number of beauty supplements will have ingredients such as soy or gluten in pill casings or as part of the supplement’s goods. While this is totally fine with most people, those with gluten sensitivity or soy allergies could find themselves in serious trouble when taking the wrong pill.
Before taking beauty supplements, read the ingredients to check for any allergens that could cause you harm. Or, better yet, find a company that avoids allergens you’re sensitive to altogether. HUM Nutrition, for example, is known for being both gluten-free and soy-free. A win-win!
Take supplements the right way to maximize your benefits.
If you decide to go on a beauty supplement routine, it’s important to know what experts have to say about taking them. Taking a supplement alone is a good start, but to really get the most out of your supplementation, you need to work on having a healthier lifestyle.
Supplements are supposed to do just that—supplement your lifestyle. If you want to see the full effect of any supplement, you need to eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking, sleep well, and take time to care for yourself.
It’s not a hard pill to swallow...
A common issue that people have when they hear the word “supplement” is the potential of having to swallow a pill. Swallowing pills, particularly large ones, isn’t something that people want to do, or even can. Thankfully, the days of having to choke down pills are long gone.
It’s possible to find a beauty supplement that is in gummy form, or powder form. So, you can pop your supplement like a piece of candy or drink it down. If you’re ready to start a supplement routine, it’s possible to do so without pills in the picture.
Finally, it’s okay to ask for help.
Feeling lost? Not sure what to do? That’s alright. It’s normal to want some help or guidance when adding supplements to your diet. Ask, and you shall receive!
Companies like HUM Nutrition actually connect you with a nutritionist that can help you figure out which supplements to take. They also are happy to offer advice on taking beauty supplements alongside other health programs.