At Accolades, we perform a vast array of grooming services to help you look your best. There are, however, several ways you can support your hair and skin health in between salon visits. Here’s how you can capture that glowing look of health by taking care of yourself:
Protein like fish, legumes, eggs, lean meats are essential to maintaining a healthy body. In fact, your nails, skin, and hair are mostly made up of the proteins keratin, collagen, and elastin. These are what provide you will strength and elasticity. Every week, be sure to eat the right kinds of protein but not to overdo it. Only serious athletes require huge steaks and protein shakes. If you overeat protein, your body will convert it and store it as fat.
Both omega-3 and omega-6 fats are essential ingredients that your body
doesn’t make on its own. By ingesting good fats, your body produces a
hormone-like substance called prostaglandins that boost your body’s immunity
and reduce inflammation. Good sources of healthy fats that contribute to skin
and hair health include olive oil, avocados, and fish.
If you are tired or lack in the energy department, you may be iron deficient. Other symptoms include brittle nails, itchy skin, and dull hair. Check with your doctor to ensure that you aren’t anemic too. To include iron in your diet, look to items like red meat, whole grains, legumes, and vitamin c to help with absorbtion. Water
Last, but not least, staying well-hydrated is key to having healthy skin, nails, and hair. Fluids are essential in maintaining good blood circulation and getting nutrients to where they need to go. Drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces of water a day is a good rule of thumb to follow to stay properly hydrated.