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How to Achieve Better-Looking Hair, Skin, and Nails

Makeup, hair extensions, and nail polish are all excellent ways to enhance your beauty. Yet, there’s only so much they can do. No matter how many beauty products you use, it cannot mask serious problems. Damaged hair (or hair loss), brittle nails, and poor skin can be the result of poor health and beauty habits or the underlying causes of many physical and emotional illnesses. While bringing these symptoms up to your doctor is recommended, you can start taking steps towards improving your health and appearance.

Switch to All-Natural Products

The same products you use to enhance your beauty could be why your hair, skin, and nails are suffering. Certain toxic chemicals and ingredients in beauty products cause more harm than good. For a better-looking appearance, it is ideal to switch to all-natural or organic products.

Using natural hair products to clean, condition, moisturize and protect your delicate tresses can give you healthier, fuller, shinier, hair in just a few weeks. Switching to all-natural skincare products can reduce irritations and breakouts for a more youthful-looking appearance. Applying less makeup (and using cosmetics with natural ingredients) unclogs the poors for a face that slays, everywhere you go.

Quit Smoking

Bad habits like smoking cigarettes has a severe impact on your hair, skin, and nails. Prolonged smoking speeds up signs of aging, discolors your nail beds, and dries out your hair. Not to mention, smoking can lead to heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Though quitting may be hard, you can use methods like nicotine patches and gum. If that doesn’t work, there are several support groups and rehab centers you can visit for further assistance.

Drink More Water

As most of the drinks on the market today are packed with sugar, water is often the last beverage on the list. While water may be tasteless and boring, it is vital to your health and wellness. The body comprises more than 60% water which helps to lubricate joints and assist with proper organ function. It also helps to flush toxins and keep the body hydrated from the inside out.

If you’re not getting enough water, chances are your body is dehydrated which can lead to dry hair, skin, and nails. Consuming at least 8 glasses each day will make a difference both internally and externally.

Exercise

While exercising is thought to be something to lose weight or build strong muscles and bones, its purpose goes beyond that. Regular physical activity helps to improve oxygen flow and blood circulation while also releasing toxins. Improved circulation to the hair, skin, and nails, can significantly improve their appearance. If you’ve been slipping in the fitness department, perhaps enhanced natural beauty is the motivation you need to get started.

Change Your Diet

If your diet consists of foods that are processed, genetically modified, or packed with salt, sugar, and fat, your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs. When your body becomes deficient in specific vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, your hair, skin, and nails are directly impacted.

Switching to a well-balanced diet is advised. Consuming foods like oats, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, broccoli, kale, and spinach helps you improve your appearance.

Reduce Stress

No matter how hard you try to hide your emotional overwhelm, when you’re under a great deal of stress, it shows. From bags under the eyes and acne to hair loss and unexplained weight fluctuations, so many things can manifest. That’s why it is imperative to try and eliminate the source or find ways to cope in stressful times.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a break, meditate, vent to a friend, take a walk outside, get a massage, or do something you enjoy. If your circumstances are severe or ongoing, talking with a therapist is ideal to vent and learn ways to get past it.

Are you tired of damaged hair, hair loss, cracked and brittle nails, or aging skin? If so, it’s time to make some serious adjustments. With a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, plenty of water, and reduced stress, you’ll start to see a significant improvement in your outer appearance.

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Justin Weinger

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