“Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through!” -Janelle Monet.
Factors such as rising pollution, stress, and chaotic lifestyle affects your skin and hair to a great extent. Studies have shown that all these factors increase the production of Cortisol (a stress hormone). High cortisol levels make your skin more oily leading to clogged pores and skin breakout. Similarly, it causes hormonal imbalance, which leads to hair fall.
So, how can you protect your skin and hair from damage? Well, there are a few proven and natural ways to rejuvenate your skin and hair. Let’s take a look at those methods!
• Exfoliate Frequently
Regular exfoliation helps remove dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. It also improves blood circulation, offering you glowing skin. However, make sure not to use a very hard scrub or cloth for exfoliation. Instead, plant-based and natural products are good for improving skin’s texture and brightening.
Exfoliate at least twice a week, but not more than 4 times a week, as over-exfoliation can cause sensitive skin. Also, do not forget to moisturize your skin right after exfoliation.
• Use Vegan Products
The demand for vegan and cruelty-free products is on the rise. It is because vegan products are skin-friendly, help in removing impurities without stripping away moisture. All these benefits make them ideal products for hair rejuvenation and skin nourishment. They are also suitable for sensitive skin and kids because they are free from irritants and synthetic fragrances.
• Take Care Of Your Gut Health
Several studies have shown that an unhealthy gut can cause skin breakout and excessive hair fall. Usually, anything unhealthy for your gut (such as processed food, sugar, alcohol, red meat, etc.) causes microbial imbalance. It triggers oxidative stress and inflammatory processes throughout the body. If left untreated, it leads to skin issues.
• Incorporate Healthy Fat Into Your Diet
The healthy fat present in the flaxseed, nuts, and avocados helps in improving cell membranes. A healthy cell membrane helps restore the skin barrier, thus preventing damage. In fact, lack of healthy fat leads to dry skin and hair dry. Therefore, you must eat a well-balanced diet while avoiding processed and oily foods.
Foods that you can incorporate into your diet: Dark chocolate, chia seeds, eggs, fatty fish, seed butter, and olives.
• Keep Your Body Active
Exercise and yoga help improve your gut health, accelerate blood circulation, and remove toxins from the body through sweating. It also brings essential nutrients, minerals, and oxygen to the skin and hair follicles.
Added benefits of exercising include wrinkle reduction, acne relief, less hair breakage, and instant glow on the skin. Moreover, exercising will make you tired, ensuring you get your beauty sleep.
Wrapping It All Up!
These are some of the natural and effective ways to take care of your skin and hair. Also, remember that the more you avoid chemical products, the better will be your skin health. It will provide you long-term results, which will also help boost your confidence.