Have you ever pondered the secret behind the lustrous hair, radiant skin, and strong nails?* Sure, some might come from expensive beauty treatments and high-end products, but there may be a simpler way that is easily within your grasp — nutrition.* Healthy hair, skin, and nails reflect what's happening inside your body.* When you're getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals every day, your body will function better. That means hydrated skin, shiny hair and strong nails.*1
So, buckle up for this deep dive into understanding how certain nutrients can help your hair, skin, and nails appear to glow.*
Essential Nutrients: Your Beauty's Best Friends*
Vitamin C: More than Just an Immune Supporter*
This well-known vitamin is a powerhouse when it comes to supporting immune health.* But it also aids in collagen production, a protein that provides structure to your skin.* A diet rich in Vitamin C can help you maintain healthy skin.*2
Food sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, and kiwi and vegetables such as bell peppers, broccoli, and potatoes.3
Biotin: A Key Player in Keratin Production*
Biotin, or Vitamin B7, is often found in hair, skin, and nail supplements. It is essential in producing keratin, the primary protein that forms hair and nails.*4
Food sources of biotin include eggs, cheddar cheese, almonds, oatmeal, beef liver, sunflower seeds, and sweet potatoes.5
Vitamin E: A Supporter of Antioxidant Activities*
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect the skin cells from free radicals.* It may support skin health by maintaining the integrity of the skin barrier.*6
Food sources of vitamin E include almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts and peanut butter, mango, spinach, and broccoli.7
The Star of the Show: Your New Self-Care Superstar - Hair + Skin & Nails* Vitamins
The easiest way to ensure you're getting all these nutrients is through a comprehensive supplement.* Enter our Organic Hair, Skin & Nails* Vitamins – your new self-care superstar. It's designed to provide the nutrition to support your healthy and strong hair, skin, and nails.*
These vitamins are formulated with biotin, vitamin C, and vitamin E, amongst other essential nutrients, tailored to support keratin production and support collagen synthesis.*
Making the Most Out of Your Self-Care Routine
While a supplement can go a long way in providing the essential nutrients for healthy hair, skin, and nails,* it's equally important to adopt a holistic self-care routine. For overall wellness a balanced diet in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and fats can provide a wide array of nutrients beneficial for your hair, skin, and nails.*
Regular Trimming: Regularly trimming your hair helps to prevent split ends and keeps your hair looking healthy and neat.
Proper Washing: Do not over-wash your hair. The frequency depends on your hair type and personal preferences, but over-washing can lead to dryness.
Deep Conditioning: A deep conditioning treatment can help to nourish and strengthen your hair. It's typically recommended to deep condition your hair at least once a week.
Protection from Heat: Limit the use of heat styling tools as they can damage the hair. If you need to use them, use a heat protection spray.
Avoid Tight Hairstyles: Tight hairstyles can cause tension on your scalp.
Cleansing: Wash your face at least morning and evening daily with a gentle, suitable cleanser to remove dirt and excess oil.
Moisturizing: Apply a moisturizer daily to keep your skin hydrated.
Sun Protection: Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays.
Regular Exfoliation: Regular exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. However, avoid over-exfoliation as it can lead to skin irritation.
Regular Trimming: Regularly trim your nails and keep them clean.
Moisturizing: Moisturize your nails and cuticles to help prevent them from becoming brittle and breaking.
Protective Gloves: Wear gloves when doing chores that involve water or chemicals to protect your nails.
Avoid Nail Biting: Nail biting can damage the nails.
Nail Hardeners: Use a nail hardener if your nails are weak or brittle, but only after consulting a dermatologist.
In conclusion, nourishing your body with the proper nutrients can play a significant role in maintaining and enhancing the health of your hair, skin, and nails.* Incorporate these nutrients into your diet through food or supplements like our Organic Hair, Skin & Nails* Vitamins, and start noticing the glow!*
Remember, before starting any new supplement regimen, it's always recommended to consult with your healthcare practitioner first. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific health needs and goals.
- Mayo Clinic. (May 2022). What you eat promotes radiant hair, skin and nails naturally. https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/get-radiant-hair-skin-and-nails-naturally (Accessed: 19 July 2023).
- Pullar J. M., et al. (2017).Nutrients. 9(8): 866.
- Office of Dietary Supplements, U.S. National Institutes of Health. (March 2021). Vitamin C: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/#h3 (Accessed: 19 July 2023).
- Patel D.P, et al. (2017). .Skin Appendage Disord. 3(3):166-169.
- Office of Dietary Supplements, U.S. National Institutes of Health. (January 2022). Biotin: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Biotin-HealthProfessional/ (Accessed: 19 July 2023).
- Keen, M. A., & Hassan, I. (2016). Vitamin E in dermatology. Indian Dermatology Online Journal, 7(4), 311. https://doi.org/10.4103/2229-5178.185494
- Office of Dietary Supplements, U.S. National Institutes of Health. (March 2021). Vitamin E: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE-HealthProfessional/ (Accessed: 19 July 2023).