Why Your Skincare Topicals Aren't Enough

Why Your Skincare Topicals Aren't Enough

Are you someone who spends a lot of money on high-end skincare topicals only to find that they don't always deliver the results you're looking for? If so, you're not alone. Many factors can impact the health and appearance of your skin, and while topical skincare is vital to any good regime, more is needed to achieve the best possible results. 

To truly achieve your skincare goals and see transformations, you need to focus on a holistic, 360 approach where topical actives are boosted by the support of internal nutricosmetics (most commonly known as ingestible beauty supplements or collagen powders) in addition to a healthy lifestyle. Adding skin-boosting supplements to your wellness routine can help improve the overall quality of your skin from the inside out, making it easier to achieve the beautiful, healthy glow you're looking for.


The 360 Approach to Complete Skin Vitality

Cate Lilja, co-founder, and chief scientist at OPTY, explains why your topicals alone and a healthy diet aren't enough and what else you need to consider to achieve healthy, radiant skin and address any underlying issues that cause disruption and inflammation on the skin. 


"At OPTY, our ingestible range includes more than just collagen and skin-loving ingredients; it also includes pre, pro, and postbiotics to address the gut-skin connection optimally, plus antioxidants and essential nutrients and vitamins to boost and support total body wellness from a cellular level."


woman's glowing skin


What you need to know:

1. The Limitations of Topical Skincare

Most topical skincare products focus their attention on the top layer of our skin, known as the epidermis. This is where you'll find products designed to improve the skin's texture, tone, and appearance, like moisturizers, serums, and other treatments. However, the deeper layers of the skin, including the dermis, are where many of the most important cellular processes occur. Unfortunately, most topical skincare products cannot penetrate deep enough to impact these deeper layers truly.

Also, topicals are not able to address all underlying issues. For example, if you're dealing with acne, using a topical treatment can certainly make a difference in reducing inflammation and killing bacteria. Still, it won't necessarily prevent new acne from forming or address gut and hormonal imbalances contributing to your breakouts.

This is where supplements come in. By ingesting specific vitamins, nutrients, and other skin-boosting ingredients, you can improve the health and appearance of your skin from the inside out, going beyond the limitations of topical treatments.


acne on face


2. Lifestyle Factors Play a Huge Role

Another reason more than topicals are needed is that lifestyle factors influence your skin's health and appearance. Your diet, sleep, stress levels and exercise habits can all impact your skin in various ways. For example, a diet high in sugar and processed foods can contribute to inflammation and breakouts, while lack of sleep can lead to dullness and under-eye circles. Even the best skincare topicals won't fully compensate if you're not addressing these factors.


3. Internal Health Matters Too

Along the same lines, your skin isn't just affected by external factors but also internal ones. Your gut health and immune and nervous systems all play a role in your skin's health and appearance. If you're dealing with digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, or chronic inflammation, it's highly unlikely that simply using topicals will resolve these underlying issues.


gut microbiome


4. Skincare Is a Holistic Journey

With better science and research, we know that skincare is a whole-body journey rather than a series of products to be applied topically. This means eating a nutrient-dense diet, managing stress, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly. It also means supporting our skin from the inside out with nutritional and skin-loving, ingestible beauty wellness supplements.


While topical skincare is an essential component of a good regime, it's clear that adding skin-boosting supplements to your daily routine can help take your skin health to the next level. Doing so can get you the glowing skin you want and improve your health and well-being.

Visit our multi-benefit, all-natural, supercharged ingestible range to find out which product best suits your skin needs and wellness concerns. 

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