Healthy Hair, satin soft Skin and note-worthy Nails
A luscious mane of glossy locks, beautiful strong healthy nails and a skin that glows with radiance - sounds like an advert for a Disney Princess, doesn’t it? The good news is that you don’t need a fairy godmother to grant your beauty wishes, there are a few tricks and treats that can help you get the hair, skin and nails of your dreams.
We need to make sure that we nourish our hair, skin and nails from within as well as from without. A diet rich in proteins, essential Fatty Acids and iron is very important as this gives us the building blocks to grow and maintain beautiful healthy hair and nails. Vitamin C, beta carotene and plenty fluids keep our skin hydrated, firm and glowing. A good dose of vitamin D will see to it that your immunity and skin health is boosted too.
To save your skin remember the four s’s:
- smoking - just DON’T do it
- stress - not good for skin ever
- sleep - is good for skin and health
- sunshine - try limiting exposure between 11 and 2 when the sun is at its strongest
When you are looking for a beauty supplement, one of the key ingredients to look for is Biotin. This is vitamin H, a part of the B vitamin family. Biotin helps hair, skin and nails convert nutrients into energy for growth. It boosts nail thickness, reduces splitting and smoothes out the nail surface. I always recommend Solgar Biotin 5000mcg, a therapeutic dose of this wonderful vitamin. Most people report back that within 3 months of use, they are able to feel strands of new hair growing from the scalp.
Zinc has been widely studied and research suggests that people with acne may be deficient in zinc. Zinc is needed for collagen production which is crucial for maintaining skin structure. It is an effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and helps relieve some of the redness and irritations caused by acne. Solgar Zinc Picolinate 22mg is a well absorbed form of zinc and has been shown to reduce the severity of an acne breakout. Nutrigreen Zinc Complex provides food source zinc in the form of spirulina and barley grass as well as elemental zinc, ensuring optimum uptake of this beneficial mineral.
L-Cysteine is an amino acid that helps fight against weakened hair, skin and nails. It is needed to build the fibrous protein called keratin which is needed to strengthen the structure of all three. It also helps retain moisture and keratin, making skin and hair less dry. It is also used by the body to metabolize biotin. Solgar L-Cysteine 500mg not only helps with the conditioning of hair skin and nails but also plays a role in speeding up the normal rate of growth of hair, so no more need to regret a “short back and sides” anymore!
Nettle is another often overlooked supplement. It is rich in phytonutrients silica and sulphur which are responsible for giving hair a beautiful glossy shine. It speeds up regrowth of lost hair and because of its anti inflammatory and diuretic properties, it can help clear acne and eczema. Try using Phyto Force Nettle drops in your final hair rinse water for stunning results.
When considering beauty supplements, we cannot overlook Solgar Skin, Nails and Hair Formula. This is a formula primarily designed to support healthy collagen levels. It has 3000mg of MSM, which helps support aging skin and 120mg of vitamin C needed to support collagen production. Customers using this product are always happy with the results, they usually remark that their nails have never been stronger when using it!!
Come in and chat about how best to let your hair down and your skin glow or shop online.
Yours in health,
Dr Monique Olivier