In our fast-paced lives, we hardly ever have the time to sit back, relax and allow a problem to resolve on its own. Headache – pop a pill and get going. Upset stomach – drink some soda to flush it down. We are a generation that demands quick results.
Now, with the advent of beauty supplements, many women are depending on them to look younger, achieve glowing skin and get rid of common skin problems.
It is completely alright to take beauty supplements. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before starting one.
Read on to find out what they are.
- Talk to your doctor
- Consider the medications you are on currently
- Do your own research
- Invest in quality products
- Don’t expect a miracle
Talk to your doctor
Even if the label says completely natural or herbal, you need to mention it to your doctor. Mixing certain supplements, even herbal, with other medication can lead to a lot of health hazards. Pregnant women and nursing mothers need to be extra careful when planning to take these supplements. The ‘check with your doctor’ warning on a supplement bottle shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Consider the medications you are on currently
Certain nutritional supplements don’t mix well with medicines. Hence, it’s necessary to consult a doctor before consuming any supplements. Also, when it comes to beauty supplement, there’s no one size fits all approach. Therefore, the quantity should also be considered before starting a supplement.
Do your own research
With the internet right at your fingertips, we suggest you do your own research too. Just because a beauty supplement worked for your BFF does not mean it would work for you too. Read about it online, look for reviews or possible side effects, if any.
Invest in quality products
Beauty supplements are far too common and easily available in the market. With umpteen options available to choose from, it’s ideal you pick the most effective one. Do your research, consult a dermatologist and don’t stop until you find the one that’s worth your money.
Don’t expect a miracle
All said and done, beauty supplements do not work like pain killers. You cannot expect quick results from them. You really need to be patient and consistent with your supplements in order to notice the changes.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Jan 14, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.