Guide to Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

The pressure to look our best is at its pinnacle in today’s modern world. We are ambushed daily through our social media accounts with dazzling images of beautiful celebrities as well as all the models in fashion and beauty advertising. There has also been a boom in plastic surgery amongst the general public meaning it has become less acceptable to look a little worse for wear. There are products for everything and we are all guilty of spending a lot of time and money on miracle creams, oils and potions that a lot of the time does not work. Instead you should look to the more natural remedies to help enhance your looks. You should also focus on the natural assets you have: hair, skin and nails. This article provides an overview of ways to improve the health and condition of your hair, skin and nails without investing all your earnings in cosmetics.

 

Food

There are actually some foods which boost the growth and strength of your hair and nails. Plus there are lots of nutritional tricks to try and improve your skin without taking tablets or applying medicinal lotions.

Protein

Hair, skin and nails are made up of protein so it makes sense that if you have a healthy protein intake these assets will benefit. Try eating plenty of lean meat and chicken as well as eggs and low fat dairy.

Iron

We all know that lack of iron can make you tired, but did you know it can affect your hair, skin and nails too? If you eat meat, the redder the better. If you are a veggie up your intake of dark green leaves such as spinach as well as legumes and whole grains.

H2O

Good old water is fantastic for your skin, and your entire body! Hydration is your friend!

Vitamin C

We need Vitamin C to make collagen which builds up the tissues under our skin giving it plumpness and support. Eat kiwis, oranges, grapefruit and lemons to get natural Vitamin C.

Moisturise

If you haven’t heard of this miracle substance already you must live under a rock. Coconut Oil is life! Use this as a moisture mask for any part of your body. If you are moisturising at the start of the day you might be best using a regular moisturiser. It can also be used as cuticle oil. You can also use it as a hair mask over night to improve the condition of your hair. Ensure your hair is fully rinsed of all coconut oil, with either water or apple cider vinegar, before you shampoo. The shampoo and coconut oil don’t mix well. Coconut oil is also a great oil for cooking food.

Avoid Hot Showers for Better Hair, Skin and Nails

Weirdly enough water can dry out your skin… if it’s too hot. Who knew? By taking really hot showers your skin will become dehydrated as the heat strips your skin of its natural oils. The same goes for your scalp, it will become dry therefore your hair will become brittle.

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