What you choose to put into your body will ultimately show on the outside too. Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet will ensure you’re getting all the right vitamins and nutrients your body needs to stay strong and healthy. Foods like salmon, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and a variety of nuts and seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep your hair, skin, and nails strong, healthy, and nourished. For more diet tips, SNS Nails, who takes nail health seriously, shared the best foods and vitamins you should be eating for optimal hair, skin, and nail health.
2 . Moisturize
Using a good moisturizer will lock in moisture, keeping your skin soft and hydrated. For best results, apply moisturizer right after the shower, when your skin is still damp. And don’t forget about your hair and nails too! Use a good hair conditioner, and apply oils and hair masks regularly to keep those locks shiny and hydrated. Moisturized hair is more elastic and less prone to breakage. Apply hand cream and cuticle oils daily to keep your hands and nail beds hydrated and nourished. Well-hydrated nail beds will grow into healthy nails.
It probably goes without saying that exercise is important to stay physically fit and healthy, but exercise is vital for the health of your hair, skin, and nails as well! Regular exercise can increase circulation in your body, increasing blood flow to your face, scalp, and nail beds which is essential for optimal health.
4. Use a Silk Pillowcase
Swapping out your standard pillowcase for a silk one can make a world of a difference on your hair and skin. Silk is, well — silky smooth, so no more crazy bed head or creases on your face after a night of sleep. Silk pillowcases can prevent pulling on your hair, which causes breakage, and constant creases on your face could also be a culprit of premature wrinkles.
5. Drink Enough Water
Our bodies are made up of 60 percent of water, so it only makes sense that water is essential to health and function. The recommended daily intake is roughly eight glasses of water to stay hydrated and flush out toxins. If you don’t already, try to increase the amount of water you drink daily, and you’ll see a huge difference in the health of your hair, skin, and nails.
6. Get Enough Sleep
Getting a proper night of sleep is essential to not only feel good but look good too. Have you ever noticed the effects on your face of a poor night’s sleep? Dark circles, puffy eyes, a dull complexion. There’s a reason why they call it beauty sleep. Not only will a good night’s sleep have you feeling fresh, but during sleep, your body is hard at work regenerating new, healthy cells which ultimately grow into new, fresh, and healthy hair, skin, and nails.
7. Protect Against Sun Damage and Heat
If there is one product you shouldn’t go a single day without, it would be sunscreen. Sunscreen containing adequate SPF can help protect your hair and skin from sun damage and premature aging which can wreak havoc on your hair and skin. For the best protection, wear at least SPF 30, and don’t forget, those harmful UV rays still exist on overcast days too.
While many of us probably use sunscreen on our faces and skin, we may often forget about the damage the sun can do to our hair as well. Fortunately, there are hair products containing SPF too! It’s also important to use heat protectant sprays and serums before styling to protect against the damage from hot tools.