There’s an old proverb that says, ‘Beauty comes from within’.
Although this is referring to how a person appears more beautiful based on their manners and character, we can actually take it in a literal way too.
Too many ladies pay more attention to their external appearance, and tend to neglect looking after the inside. But looking after your body from within certainly reflects on the outside in more ways than one.
Here are just a few things that you can do that will really help the health and appearance of your hair and nails so you can look your absolute best.
Exercise regularly…. But not too much
Regular exercise is great for getting the blood pumping through your body, and that increased circulation actually helps promote healthy hair growth.
But, if you overdo it, your hair can suffer. Too much exercise can lead to hair loss due to your body being under extra stress, and you can also get a build up of sweat blocking your hair follicles.
Find a happy balance, and your hair will thank you for it. Remember to use a non-damaging hair tie if you need to put your hair up while you work out.
Drink at least 2 litres of water every day
Water isn’t called the nectar of the gods for nothing! As well as needing plenty of water every day to ensure our body can function properly, it also does wonders for our hair, skin and nails. When you don’t drink enough water, any water is prioritised for your organs, so other parts of your body suffer instead.
Since your hair is 1/4 water, keeping hydrated ensures that your hair keeps healthy and isn’t prone to breakage or thinning.
You’ll also notice your skin looking a LOT more radiant, with less visible signs of aging if you keep consistent with your water consumption over the years. It also flushes out toxins, and really helps to stop breakouts for consistently clearer skin. Just by drinking enough water, you will have less of that tired look and feel more confident in your own skin.
Your nails will benefit too, with less brittleness and breakage.
Eat a diet rich in whole foods
Have you ever paid attention to how you feel after eating takeaways compared to a healthy meal? As well as making you feel a bit yucky, processed foods lack important nutrients that your hair and skin need to really look amazing.
There are plenty of foods that help your hair and skin, some of which include:
Salmon: Ideal for anyone wanting to grow their hair longer, as it contains omega-3s and proteins which strengthen hair follicles and promote hair growth.
Avocado: The fatty acids found in avocado are very important for keeping skin, hair and nail cells healthy and help to decrease cellulite and signs of aging.
Nuts: Nuts have plenty of vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids, which all help with the growth of your hair and rejuvenation of your skin.
Start from the Inside Out
Looking fantastic certainly can be helped with overall health that comes from within. Make sure to take care of your body following the steps above, and you’ll notice a positive change in your hair and skin.