Should You Start Taking a Beauty Supplement Before a Big Event?
By Emily Foley. Photos: Getty, Courtesy of respective vendors.
Beauty supplements are everywhere these days and run the gamut in their claims, from making your hair grow longer and stronger to giving you more radiant skin or helping clear breakouts. But do they work? Is a whole new you really just a pill pop away? Because, if so, wedding prep seems like the perfect time to embrace this "easy" approach to beauty.
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The good news is they both think brides are the perfect people to begin taking beauty supplements. “Dietary supplements are a great addition to your beauty routine as long as you do your research and make sure the supplement is backed by clinical research and made by a reputable company,” says Schlessinger. They do recommend talking to your physician or dermatologist before you start using any, as well as, of course, managing your expectations. “Supplements are not an instant fix,” says Schlessinger. “Many take at least six months to see results.”
So what specific supplements make the doctors’ "good" list? Great news for all you Instagram babes: Green loves SugarBearHair gummies for helping your hair grow stronger and healthier, and both Green and Schlessinger recommend Viviscal Supplements for your hair as well.
Jane Iredale, Phyto, and Murad are also brands the doctors recommend, and we suggest trying Jane Iredale Skin Accumax at least a month before your wedding to clear up problem skin and Murad Firm and Tone Dietary to help fight against cellulite before your honeymoon. We can also say from personal experience that Moon Juice Beauty Dust really does help your skin glow, and Hum Nutrition Red Carpet left our skin noticeably more glowing and healthy.
And as for whether gummies, capsules, or powder works best, each form offers the same results (provided they are from a trusted brand), so it’s simply a matter of personal preference.
This story originally appeared on Brides.
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