Unmasking Beauty Through Nutrition


The new Herbalife Nutrition Vitamin Masks is jam-packed with hydration and nutrition for healthy skin.

As more people are becoming aware of the importance of keeping skin hydrated and nourished, facial sheet masks have garnered a following and now become a must-have item.

Riding on this wave, Herbalife Nutrition introduces its own range of alluring Herbalife Nutrition Vitamin Masks* – facial sheet mask designed for a deep and rejuvenating facial pick-me-up.

“As a name that has always been synonymous with nutrition, we adopt a holistic and health-based approach to beauty.

“People today are often worn out by the end of the day and do not have enough time to take care of their skin. Hence, the skin can end up being dehydrated which in turn affects the appearance, ” said Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia director Steven Chin.

When selecting a mask, opt for ingredients that hydrate the skin, and restore and rebuild the skin’s natural moisture barrier to protect it against external factors such as dry air.

Triple hyaluronic acid – a proprietary ingredient found in Herbalife Nutrition’s Moisturizing Vitamin Mask – is a good option as it is a blend of three types of hyaluronic acids with varying molecular weights and penetrates the skin’s deeper layers to enhance its barrier function and hydration level [1], resulting in skin moisturisation, smoothness and firmness [2].

Healthy glowing skin comes from our health digestive system.Healthy glowing skin comes from our health digestive system.

The more hydrated, the more smooth, supple and youthful skin would look.

A common mistake is to underestimate the effects of dehydration on skin, which may cause uneven complexion and the appearance of fine lines [3].

One of nature’s most powerful hydrators is the aloe vera – that contains 99.5% water content – and has been used for centuries to prevent or treat dehydration [4].

An additional perk is its abundance of natural antioxidants and vitamins linked to protecting the skin [5].

However, be sure to look out for aloe vera products that do not contain aloin. Many aloe vera products in the market contain the bitter-tasting aloin, which is a natural laxative factor that may cause stomach upset [6].

Interestingly, another aspect of healthy glowing skin comes from our digestive health.

Your digestive tract is like the soil, and your hair and skin are like the plants; if the soil is not healthy, the plants will not bloom properly.

The digestive tract is where essential nutrients are absorbed to produce healthy skin cells [7] and to synthesise proteins such as collagen that maintain smooth skin, shiny hair and healthy nails.

Mostly found in the muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons, collagen works from the inside out to give our skin firmness and elasticity [8].

This substance that holds the body together will begin to deplete starting from our mid-20s, which causes skin to become increasingly dry, saggy and prone to wrinkles.

Other lifestyles such as a high sugar diet, smoking and excessive sun exposure can accelerate this process [9].

*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Results are not typical, individual results may vary.


Reference:

[1] Essendoubi, M., Gobinet, C., Reynaud, R., Angiboust, J., Manfait, M. and Piot, O., 2015. Human skin penetration of hyaluronic acid of different molecular weights as probed by Raman spectroscopy. Skin Research and Technology, 22(1), pp.55-62.

[2] 7 Surprising Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/hyaluronic-acid-benefits. Accessed January, 2021.

[3] Dehydrated skin vs. dry skin. https://www.healthline.com/health/dehydrated-skin#symptoms. Accessed January, 2021.

[4] Hamman, J., 2008. Composition and Applications of Aloe vera Leaf Gel. Molecules, 13(8), pp.1599-1616.

[5] What are the benefits of aloe vera?. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318591. Accessed January, 2021.

[6] Loo, M., 2009. Integrative Medicine For Children. St. Louis, Mo.: Saunders/Elsevier, pp.Chaper 26: 269-280.

[7] Your Digestive System & How it Works. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/digestive-system-how-it-works. Accessed January, 2021.

[8] Sibilla, S. and Borumand, M., 2015. Effects of a nutritional supplement containing collagen peptides on skin elasticity, hydration and wrinkles. Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals, 4(1), p.47.

[9] What is collagen, and why do people use it? https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262881. Accessed January, 2021.

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