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Getting Ready for Summer Skin and Hair

Getting Ready for Summer Skin and Hair

As the season changes, so does our skin and hair. Preparing for any season takes a little TLC so your body doesn’t pay the price. Dry skin is common in the winter, but as we transcend from winter to spring, dry skin and hair tends to happen.

Signs that Your Skin and Hair Needs Moisture

Dry, peeling or breaking skin or hair is usually a good sign that you need to hydrate yourself. The best way to hydrate your skin and hair is by drinking plenty of water. Eight, eight ounces of water is needed per day. I’ve heard time and time again from people saying, ‘I can’t drink eight bottles of water per day’. Well, first off, most bottles of water are sixteen ounces, so you would only need to drink four if that was your only source. However, fruits and veggies hold a lot of water. Eating your daily servings help contribute to your daily needed water content.

Keep Clean and Balanced

When your skin is clean and hydrated, you will be able to maintain a healthier balance in skin tone. Oil or shiny spots on skin is also a sign that you need hydration. The body is genius. It knows how to try and hydrate on its own, unfortunately, it will only show up in certain areas like, the T-zone. If are part of the percentage of the population that has honest oily skin issues, check with your dermatologist for your best options. For the others, in most cases, when you try to dry out the area, it will only make the shiny areas worse. Instead, try hydrating.

Add Oils

Adding oils into your diet can help promote moisture and hydration. Nuts are a great source to maintain great health and hydration. Also, try cooking with olive oil, coconut oil or sunflower seed to nourish your body. You’ll find these benefits are helping you from the inside out. I personally like adding external oils into my daily regimen. Essential oils have plenty of healing properties. One of my favorite external oils that has multiple purposes is Argan oil. Use Argan oil on hair, skin or nails for hydration, balancing skin tone, calming inflammation, reducing wrinkles and preventing hair-breakage or skin breakouts while stimulating hair and nail growth. Greenesthetics.com offers a 100% Moroccan Argan oil as well as other cool products including their new Alightener Foam for teeth whitening while cleaning your mouth tray or an Invisalign retainer.

Exfoliate to Look Polished

Removing dead skin cells is an important part of maintaining skin health. Removing the build up can help reduce pores and remove fine lines. Also, exfoliating requires a light scrub, so you’re providing a light massage to the skin, which stimulates cells to regenerate. Exfoliate the skin on a weekly basis. Don’t just focus on your face. It’s important to scrub the whole body.

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How To Care For Your Body The Right Way

How To Care For Your Body The Right Way

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Caring for your body should be a priority over all. If you’re not sure what this entails, here’s a simple guide to follow.

Nutrition

Nutrition varies a lot now because what may work perfectly for one person, may not work at all for another. So finding your own healthy diet may take a little time, but it’ll be worth it.

The simple way to start is to cut down on your sugar intake, as well as your fatty substances. Eat plenty of fruit and veg, and a whole variety of different foods. As long as you control the amount of food you eat and keep everything in moderation, you don’t have to completely wipe out the naughty snacks. – Just eat less of them.

Keeping a good nutrition isn’t about losing weight at all, it’s just about being healthy. Giving your body all the right sources, so it can fulfil the jobs it has to do.

Hydration

If you’re not drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, then you are most likely dehydrated without even knowing it. Try adding an extra glass on top of what you already drink. You’d be amazed at how just one glass can give you a whole boost of energy to last you throughout the day.

Appointments

Keep up with regular health checks, don’t put them off, they’re there to make sure everything is working how it should. So if your vision has decreased recently, find yourself a optometrist. If you’ve had a toothache, go and see your dentist.

It’s so simple but many people view it as a hassle, but it’s not a waste of your time. Even if you feel okay; you may have an underlying problem which will cause more grief in the future if it goes unnoticed.

Sleep

Everyone knows sleep is important, but for some reason it tends to get overlooked. People like to get things done, so think that losing a couple hours of sleep is worth it. But Doctors recommend having an average of 8 hours sleep every night. So if you’re only getting 4 or 5, there may be a problem.

Look at ways how you can add on some precious sleep, whether that be not having dinner so late, or not staying up to watch the end of your programme. Instead, record it or watch it on repeat another day, and prepare your food in advance, so it doesn’t end up getting so late.

Lack of sleep not only takes its toll on our bodies but our minds too. It can affect your concentration, mood and memory. It even reduces your ability to fight off infections!

So clock in the hours and enjoy it.

Mental Health

Having a healthy mentality is just as important as having a healthy body, so never think you can just push your emotions aside. If your mind isn’t happy, nothing else will be, so if you’re feeling particularly low – get it sorted. Speak to your Doctor, friend or family member about how you’re feeling. You should never feel as if you’re going through hard times alone, because you’re not, and you never have to.

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