Revealed: Top 5 Tips for Flawless Skin, Hair and Nails in 2020by Natasha Christou Digital Marketing Consultant
We’re all partial to a bit of TLC — taking pride in our appearance makes us feel good and lets us spend some quality time alone. Whether this is a refreshing face hair mask or painting our nails, it’s certainly worth spending time taking care of ourselves.
The best suggestion for taking care of your skin, hair, and nails is certainly to drink around two litres of water a day, between seven and nine hours of sleep, and eat a nutritious balanced diet, there are additional steps we can take for ultimate pampering, such as taking hair and nail vitamins. So, if you’re always on the lookout for new beauty products, look no further. We will explore top tips for skin, hair and nails in 2020.
Caring for Your Skin
Microneedling has taken the skincare world by storm, also known as dermarolling. Essentially, a wheel covered in tiny needles is rolled on the face, creating tiny punctures.
As well as keeping the skin glowing and youthful, this little gem is effective in reducing the look of scars, boosting the production of collagen and encouraging skin cell turnover. This procedure is pain free, non-invasive and gives quick results. Your face may be red for a few hours after, but this will settle.
When microneedling, it’s advised by dermatologists to apply topical treatments. This is because the tiny punctures in the skin allow skincare treatments to better penetrate the skin. However, having this procedure done too often can cause damage to the skin by breaking capillaries, so it’s always best to consult a dermatologist before going ahead with treatments like this.
The secret to young skin. Seriously, if you haven’t got this in your skincare regime, you’re doing it wrong.
A vitamin A (antioxidant) derivative, retinol is one of the very few ingredients that have been scientifically proven to prevent signs of aging, acne, hyperpigmentation, skin texture, blemishes, sun damage…the list goes on. The popularity of retinol has soared more recently, with affordable brands like The Ordinary making simple and effective ingredients affordable.
Only apply this treatment at night-time as it is ineffective in sunlight. It’s also important not to forget to apply sunscreen everyday — retinol makes your skin more sensitive to sun damage. Even if it’s a typical cloudy day, wear it!
Q10 is mature skin’s best friend. Effective in delivering hydration and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, this cream is ideal for those seeking a natural defence against ageing. Coenzyme Q10 production reduces as you get older, so give the largest organ in your body some TLC.
Pharma Nord's Senior Nutritionist, Frankie Brogan, discusses their ever-popular Q10 cream: "Our Q10 cream is a formula based on a range of evidence-based ingredients, shown in research to deliver skin-benefiting properties. Co-enzyme Q10 helps protect the skin from damage by free radicals and dermatological studies in Germany showed Q10 can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. Pycnogenol contains various bioactive compounds which, in research, have shown to increase micro-circulation to the skin, help protect collagen from breakdown and enhance production of hyaluronic acid, the body's moisturiser’. Jojoba Oil has a great affinity with human skin and leaves a velvety, non-oily feel. Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in vitamins E and A, plus fatty acids and is easily absorbed and Squalane (from olive oil) can help prevent moisture loss, ideal for damaged skin.”
Caring for Your Hair
Eco-Friendly Shampoo Bars
Concerns of the environment are trickling down into every industry, including the beauty industry, with rising demands for greener alternatives, shampoo bars are becoming more and more popular.
Shampoo bars are what they say on the tin, bars of soap for your hair. And like bars of soap, they don’t come in plastic bottles, which minimise plastic waste. A small bar can last three times longer than a bottle of shampoo, which is more cost effective in the long run. Harsh chemicals like sodium chloride are used in shampoo to create the lathering effect, which can simultaneously dry out your hair and leave damaging residue. Shampoo bars don’t contain these harsh chemicals unfriendly to the hair and scalp, yet still have a fantastic ability to foam.
Good for the planet and for you — what’s not to love?
Caring for Your Nails
Nails have been dubbed the window to health — a lack of important vitamins and nutrients can make your nails brittle and weak. Luckily, nutrient deficiencies can be easily fixed with health supplements.
Biotin is a part of the vitamin B family, found naturally in foods such as egg yolk, salmon, avocado, nuts, and seeds. If you find that you aren’t getting enough Biotin-rich foods into your diet, this vitamin supplement can help encourage nail growth and health. The recommended daily dose is between 30 and 100 micrograms. There are no known serious side-effects of having too much Biotin, as it will pass through your body.
Fortunately, Biotin is good for nails, hair, and skin too — so why not?
The beauty industry is always conjuring up new and exciting products to keep us looking and feeling good. What are your favourites?
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