Easy Ways To Maintain Healthy Skin and Hair

Monday, December 12, 2016

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Taking care of your hair and skin doesn't have to be difficult, but it does require a routine. To keep both in the best condition, regular care and a bit of planning really does go a long way. Expensive products are great, but actually there's plenty you can do without breaking the bank. Here are a few of the ways you can ensure shiny hair and healthy skin all year round.

Stay Hydrated
A free and easy way you can improve not just your skin and hair, but every cell in your body. Set yourself the target of drinking the recommended amount of six to eight glasses a day. Green tea also helps towards your target and is full of antioxidants too which provide amazing effects on the body. Other ways you can keep your body hydrated is by eating plenty of fresh produce which naturally contains a lot of water. 

Don't Overwash
You of course want to keep your hair and skin clean, but don't fall into the habit of over washing. Doing so can cause the natural protecting oils to be washed away, leaving brittle hair and flaky skin. Wash your skin morning and evening using gentle products that are targeted to your skin type. Everyone's hair washing needs will be different depending on the condition and texture, so try to find a good balance. If like me you have fine, straight hair you'll notice it looks limp and greasy quite quickly so every other day might be best. If you have thicker, curly or naturally drier hair you might be able to stretch it out to a couple of days. Dry shampoo between washes helps to keep it looking fresh. 

Use Oils
Natural oils such as coconut oil can be used on both skin and hair. It's a great chemical-free way to add a massive amount of nourishment and hydration and costs just a few pounds. Using oil products that are specially formulated for the skin or hair are also really useful especially in winter. I like a light oil that I can run through the ends of my hair after washing to protect it. And a skin oil to apply under moisturiser as part of my evening routine. 

Take Supplements
Supplements shouldn't be a substitute for a healthy diet, but can be taken alongside it. They help to make sure your body isn't lacking in anything, and as a bonus they can have wonderful affects on our hair and skin. A daily biotin tablet is good for promoting healthy hair and nail growth. Folic acid has also been shown to be useful, and is recommended that all women of childbearing age take daily anyway. Other vitamins and supplements will all contribute towards healthy skin and hair, or prevent issues like dryness or hair loss. If hair loss is an issue for you and you want to know what to do to prevent it, you could visit a site such as Med4u.co.uk. There you will be able to find tips and recommendations about how to get the right treatment.

Don’t Smoke
Smoking is bad for you in general, but it won’t do your skin or hair any favours either. For a start, it's one of the leading causes of premature aging in skin. Smoking can also yellow your teeth and nails, and as well as all of the adverse health affect from a beauty perspective it's one of the worst things you can do for your appearance. A new year is right around the corner, if you're looking for the right time to quit then this could be it!


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2 comments

  1. These are some great tips! Staying hydrated is probably the one thing I struggle with as I just always forget to drink water! I've been doing much better though, even though I get the two litres in. Unless you count tea because I'll drink tea like there's no tomorrow ! Love the post!

    -Sophie xx | Cherries and Perfume

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  2. Hi Stacey! A few years ago I decided to stop washing my hair daily and now I do it a couple times a week (I still shower my body). I have noticed that you need to let your hair get used to it so it doensn't get greasy, so I started washing it every other day and then I spaced out more the washes (does that make sense?). These were really good tips :)

    xx Cecile // www.wednesday19th.blogspot.com

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