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Ask Savvy Derm Diva – March 2023

Dear Savvy Derm Diva,
I am hearing that taking collagen is good for you but there are so many to choose from. Please help!
Seeking the Best Collagen, Cindy R.

Dear Seeking the Best Collagen,
At this time, collagen is the best supplement to heal the skin from within. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is essential for the wound-healing cascade of events. In addition, it contributes to skin strength and elasticity. It’s often debated if oral collagen can help. However, research is showing promising results.  

Aethern is a science-backed Type I Collagen Supplementation that helps hydrate, firm, and makes the skin radiant. It’s recommended to take it before any surgical procedures for the best wound healing results.

Diva Tip: Not all Collagen Supplementations are created equal. You get what you pay for and a good quality product is necessary for the best results. Got a Q? Leave a DM on my IG @savvydermdiva before you invest. Aethern is second to none! Save 15% with code SAVVYDERM

Dear Savvy Derm Diva,
Which supplements are best for skin complexion in general and why?
Wanting a Radiant Skin Complexion, Christine M.

Dear Wanting a Radiant Skin Complexion,
For the healthiest skin, it is essential to living a healthy lifestyle, which includes diet, exercise, and using products topically such as sunscreen and antioxidants such as ascorbic acid and vitamin A derivatives such as Retinols. In addition, having an overall healthy lifestyle and adding nutrients such as vitamins, minerals or supplements will lead to the best skin complexion. 

Therefore, I am excited about Neutrogena’s partnership with Nourished, creating Nutrient gummies known as Skinstacks as they personalize the nutrients based on your skin’s needs.  

Diva Tip:  Just with everything, for the best results, compliance is critical. Give any supplementation six months before deciding it is not for you.

Renata Block, MMS, PA-C, is the creator of Savvy Derm Diva, an online resource for proper skincare. Ask Savvy Derm Diva is a monthly column answering your skincare-related concerns! Make sure you follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! You can make an appointment with her via TeleMedicine or in person at Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, LLC, or TEXT to 847-802-9667.