This article was published on September 1st, 2016
While many of us are on top of haircuts, clothes, accessories and fitness, there is a lack of focus on proper skin care and hair care. These basics are the difference between looking good and looking naturally, glowingly, fantastic, and amazing. Good grooming is all in the details so make good use of our5 simple tips to create a skin and hair care regimen that will have you looking fresh, clear and bright in no time at all.
- Hair oil
Forget conditioner; in fact leave it out all together. When washing your hair, use a good shampoo, towel dry and then rub through a reputable hair oil to leave your hair shiny, soft and smelling delicious. It also has the added bonus of detangling, protecting, preventing split ends and hydrating hair. Coconut oil is a great choice, but argon oil, also known as ‘liquid gold’, is a firm favourite among hair oil connoisseurs.
- Coconut oil
Use for literally anything, oil a squeaky hinge, moisturise any part of your body, double it up as hair oil, use it to cook with, make a dressing for a salad. It tastes great, smells great, feels great and is super hydrating for hair and skin. Coconut oil is the greatest multitasking product you can own, buy in bulk and use it for all your daily needs.
The single most important tip on this list is keeping yourself hydrated. Buy a good quality, BPO free water bottle and keep it on you, filled with fresh H2O, at all times. Get into the habit of taking constant sips, not only will it brighten your skin and hair, it will help you focus better, feel more awake and prevent lethargy. Hydration is key!
Use sunscreen every day, every single day, even in the middle of winter and even indoors. Sun damage doesn’t require a lot of sunshine, just a bit of exposure. Get a high factor (at least SPF 30), good quality sunscreen and use it as a moisturiser every morning. There is no anti ageing cream on the planet that will make you look younger than incorporating this into your daily routine will. Prevention is better than cure and sun damage ages you dramatically.
The single greatest ingredient in maintaining healthy hair and skin, load up on your essential fatty acids with plenty of fish, nuts and seeds. This will do more for your skin and hair than any beauty product you can buy, not to mention the brain boost you will receive from all the Omega-3!
So there you have it, 5 simple ways to drastically increase your skin and hair health and make sure you are operating a peak performance-grooming regimen designed to make the most of your natural assets.