What is the value of healthy hair, skin, and nails? A youthful appearance? More confidence? A stronger immune system?
You may think of hair, skin, and nails as “extras,” but they are quite important. And, your everyday choices affect their health and appearance. From living a generally healthy lifestyle to using PatchAid Patches to get targeted nutrition, these are 10 tips for healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables
Oxidative stress can speed up the aging process - and we all know what that looks like! Nobody wants dull hair, excessive wrinkles, or brittle nails before their time. Fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods have antioxidants that can protect against oxidative stress.
Remember that oxidative stress problem? Smoking puts a lot of oxidative stress on your body. It is hard to quit, but there is help available. Ask your healthcare provider for resources! And remember that it can take an average of 30 tries before quitting successfully, so don’t give up.
Use a Collagen Patch
Collagen is a protein that is responsible for keeping skin tight and elastic, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. While you cannot get collagen from food, you can get it from the PatchAid Collagen Patch.
Yes, it’s true. Stay well-groomed, and you will not just look better for the next few hours. Your hair, nails, and skin can benefit in the long-term. Trimming your hair regularly to get rid of split ends promotes growth of healthy hair. Cutting nails instead of biting them keeps them from getting jagged and increasing the risk of infection. And washing your face rids it of excess oils.
Support with Healthy Fats
A deficiency in fat can leave skin scaly and dry. Hair and nails could be brittle. Healthy sources of fat in the diet include fatty fish, such as salmon, as well as avocados, olive oil, and nuts. The PatchAid Omega-3 Vitamin Patch contains extra amounts of omega-3 fats - and it guarantees that you will not have a fishy taste in your mouth!
Get Enough Sleep
Crazy, but scientists still do not know exactly what sleep does. What we do know is that regenerative processes take place during sleep. Cut yourself short, and your body may not have time to repair your skin. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours a night.
Get Some Sunlight.
Exposing your skin to the sun can trigger your body to produce vitamin D. That is a necessary nutrient for a strong immune system and it may even reduce inflammation and the risk of acne in your skin.
But Protect Yourself from Too Much Sun.
UV radiation from the sun can cause burns and increase the risk for skin cancer. A sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection, can keep you safe. It is good practice to use it regularly on exposed areas of the skin, and to wear protective clothing, such as a hat with a brim and long-sleeved shirts.
Take Extra Vitamins.
Certain vitamins and other nutrients are essential to optimal health for hair, skin, and nails. The PatchAid Biotin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails, as well as the PatchAid Clear Skin Acne Prevention Patch, contain higher doses of such nutrients than you may be able to consistently get from food.
Manage Stress Better
Stress shows up inside and outside of your body. Managing it better can improve your hair, skin, and nail health.
Your own choices greatly affect the appearance and health of your skin, hair, and nails. When you make good choices, your skin, hair, and nails can be more attractive and healthier. With a healthy lifestyle and some key nutrients, you may see and feel a difference soon. Be sure to ask your doctor about any health concerns and before using vitamin patches or any dietary supplement!