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As the air turns colder, natural elements conspire against your skin, hair, and nails. When it comes to caring for your skin, hair and nails, it’s not just about cosmetology. It’s about science. Cooper Clinic board certified dermatologists have formulated a specialty supplement to promote beautiful skin, strong nails and healthy hair. Find out how Cooper Complete Dermatologic Health may benefit you during this brisk and festive season.
The winter can be tough on skin. The cooler weather outside combined with ramped up heaters inside can potentially leave your skin dry and cause painful cracking. External practices such as applying moisturizer and selecting a good microbead exfoliator help. In addition, proper nutrition and nutritional supplementation are necessary components for healthy, great-looking skin. For example, vitamin A improves skin complexion by countering facial oil. If your skin is dry, you may be low in this important nutrient. Vitamin C helps battle the signs of aging by stimulating the production of collagen, the protein responsible for making skin supple. The list goes on. There is no doubt that the vitamins the body is getting (or not getting) will affect its largest organ–the skin.
Many of the ingredients in Cooper Complete Dermatologic Health--lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin to name a few--help protect against harmful UV exposure. In the warmer months, those enjoying the sunny weather are typically more in the habit of lathering on the appropriate amounts of sunscreen. In the winter, however, we forget about the damage the ever-present sun can do to the skin. Protect your skin year-round by applying sunscreen and taking the essential supplements.
Winter elements can also damage your hair. Split ends, dry frizz, unprotected sun exposure and indoor heating can prove detrimental. Horsetail extract, biotin and zinc are the key players in Cooper Complete Dermatologic Health that promote healthy hair and hair growth.
Horsetail extract, often found in cosmetics and shampoos, contains high levels of silicon, a mineral that strengthens not only your hair, but also your bones and nails. Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin. One of the symptoms of biotin deficiency is thinning hair, so addressing the deficiency through diet and supplementation can help give back your hair its healthy look.
Brittle fingernails affect approximately 20 percent of the population. The condition is more common for women than men. Breaking or peeling nail layers can result from underlying medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, skin or lung diseases and others. However, more everyday exposures can also affect nails. In the winter, the low humidity can leave your nails dry, making them are more susceptible to cracking. And while frequent hand washing is encouraged during cold and flu season, the extra water exposure can leave nails fragile and breakable.
Preliminary evidence has shown positive findings when biotin is taken to improve brittle nails, as it seems to increase the nail plate thickness. In fact, one small study showed a 63 percent improvement rate over a six-month period when biotin supplementation was added. While more research is needed, two small human studies suggest the silicon naturally occurring in horsetail may effectively treat brittle nails.
The nutrients found in Cooper Complete Dermatologic Health are clinically proven to promote healthy skin, hair and nails. Adding it to your health and beauty regimen this season may be the perfect pick-me-up to leave you looking and feeling great.
Please Note: Dermatologic Health is not a comprehensive daily multivitamin. Please take in conjunction with the multivitamin of your choice and Advanced Omega-3. The recommended serving for Dermatologic Health is three capsules per day, taken with a meal. Learn more at coopercomplete.com or call us at 888.393.2221.
Article provided by Karen Perkins, Cooper Concepts Account Executive.