Healthy Daily Habits For Stronger Hair & Better Skin
I've always been a big believer in nurturing our natural beauty. We live in a day and age where we're constantly told to cover up imperfections and layer on the products. Instead, I much prefer working from the inside out and taking care of my natural features, like my skin and hair, so I don't have to try to change/improve those things later. I've found that it's actually a lot easier to nourish our natural beauty instead of trying to cover up and change how we look, and there are some healthy habits we can practice daily to promote healthier, more radiant selves.
Vitamins are a great way to get added nutrients into our diet. Most people never get the recommended daily intake of vitamins for proper health, so it's definitely a good idea to add them to your daily beauty routine. My favorites are the Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies*. I've been using these for years now, and I love how they help support lustrous hair, radiant skin, and better nail health with a mix of vital nutrients including Biotin, Vitamin C and Vitamin E*. Also, they're strawberry-flavored and taste absolutely amazing (no weird aftertaste - yay!). If you're looking for something to boost the health of your hair, skin, and nails, I highly recommend trying these gummy vitamins. Nature's Bounty does this really cool thing called the Hair, Skin, & Nails Challenge - try their gummies for 30 days, and if for any reason you're not satisfied, they'll give you your money back. I love a brand that is super confident in their product, and this challenge gives everyone a chance to try out their gummies without worry. Click here to sign up for the challenge and try these gummy vitamins today!
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Proper hydration is absolutely essential to looking and feeling your best. When I'm not drinking enough water, my skin looks dull and lackluster, and my hair loses its bounce and shine. More than half of our body is made up of water, so it's crucial to keep replenishing our water levels by drinking plenty of water every day, as well as eating plenty of natural foods that contain high amounts of water (things like watermelon, grapes, celery, lettuce, etc). Within the past year, I've gone from drinking 2-3 cans of diet soda a day to drinking several glasses of fruit-infused water, decaf iced teas, and low-sugar fruit juices, and I can tell a huge difference in how my body acts and feels. My skin has a better glow to it, and doesn't feel quite as dry as it used to. Also, my hair is healthier now than it's been in awhile and is much easier to manage. Switching from diet sodas to water and water-based drinks has been one of the greatest changes I've ever made, and I only wish I'd done it sooner.
Exercise is one of those things that most of us dread doing, but it's so good for our bodies that we can't not do it. Whenever I break a sweat and get my blood rushing, I can feel the oxygen pumping into my body and just know that I'm doing something wonderful for my health. Post-workout, my skin always looks glowing and fresh (and it's not just from the sweat). Getting all of that blood pumping through our systems helps keep our skin healthy by getting blood to the skin and increasing cell-turnover rates. Your body also releases a lot of "feel good" chemicals so you naturally feel happy after being active, and it's a great way for your body to sweat out toxins and other junk. If you're having trouble making fitness a part of your daily routine, start by finding something that you absolutely love doing. Maybe it's hip hop dancing or playing volleyball, or perhaps it's just hitting the tennis courts with a few friends. Whatever it may be, you're much more likely to stick to regular workouts if it's something you have a blast doing.
Have you tried Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies yet? What are some habits you have that promote better skin and hair?
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