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Hair, Skin & Nail Care – Inside & Out

This post was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. As we get older most of us notice changes to our skin, hair and nails. You’ve read about topical healthcare and beauty products I use that take care of things on the outside. Well, around the time I was ten years old I got my hands on an old beauty book and it was a reminder that hair, skin and nail care also started from the inside. It was an innocent childhood indulgence and while these days many of us would find the tone a bit antiquated, there were some legitimate tidbits I still practice. When it comes to hair, skin and nail care here are a few tried and true things that actually work.

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Hair, skin and nail care – Inside & Out

Brush that hair

If you have an oily scalp and dry, brittle hair you probably aren’t brushing your hair enough. Brushing distributes your natural oils throughout the hair and removes build up from the scalp. It also stimulates the scalp helping to keep the hair follicles strong. It’s recommended to brush your hair three times a day, but most of us don’t make the time. Channel your inner Marsha Brady! At least twice a day use natural bristle brush to go through the hair about 25 times and be sure not to miss the scalp. It really will make a difference!

Nail tips – no pun intended

When you go to the nail salon they’ll often cut your cuticles as part of the manicure. Stop that! Your cuticles provide a barrier against bacteria and fungus and when they’re removed or cut, you risk some gnarly nail infections. If you have a hangnail, it’s okay to have it removed – just make sure the tools are sterilized. As for pushing your cuticles back, it’s not as damaging but you should still skip it if you can. File those nails in one direction, too. This way they won’t become jagged allowing water to penetrate the nail bed giving you brittle nails. Avoid the acetone and watch what you’re putting on your nails. Avoid products with toxins. You can have rockin’ nails without all the chemicals.

Take your vitamins

Your parents, spouse, friends, doctor; you’ve probably had a conversation about vitamins with some of these people in your life. As a cancer survivor, I pay close attention to what’s recommended by professional health care providers and my pharmacist (he rocks). With so many choices it’s easy to wonder what in the world to choose when you need something a bit more specific. For instance, when it comes to the best skin, hair and nail care vitamins what works?

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11 Comments

  • Tamara

    I just got their adult gummies last week! They were buy one, get one free and I couldn’t resist. I’m all about good hair, nails, and skin. I think they will help. My hair grows pretty fast. And the vitamins taste great.

  • Roch

    When brushing my hair, I don’t touch the scalp because I thought it’s not necessary. It’s interesting to learn from your tip. 25 times is required? Vitamins for hair, skin, and nails can really help.

    • Heather

      Yes, actually you should definitely touch the scalp – of course gently. Just enough to stimulate it. There is sebum on the scalp and you want to break that up – as well, doing this distributes natural oils through the hair. My dermatologist confirmed this as well 🙂 . 25 times is the recommended, but more than that is also okay. Getting up to the 100 range, though may be a bit much and cause the hair to break. And yep. That’s why I wrote about the vitamins. 🙂

  • Allison

    Awesome tips. I need to go buy a better brush after reading this. My hair always gets oily after a day, but I always blame it on the shampoos and conditioners. Never knew about the filing nails tip. I am guilty of all those bad things, but will soon be changing my ways thanks to you.
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  • Ali Rost

    Such great tips .. I can’t wait to try some of them out. For me it’s all about my diet and getting enough sleep. If I’m eating whole foods 80-90% of the time and getting enough rest .. everything is better (including my hair, skin and nails).

  • Betty

    Love gummie vitamins – The only way I remember to take vitamins everyday! And these would help me recover from postpartum hairloss!

  • Tami Qualls

    I did not know that about cuticles! I guess that’s why I never get an infection on my nails. I don’t get a pedicure often, nor do I do them myself. LOL I do need to take vitamins but I am the worst about making it a daily habit.