Following an elaborate skin and hair care routine, but your hair and skin still appear dull and damaged? Maybe it’s time to stop and take a long hard look at your daily habits. Why? Because healthy hair and skin require more than just elaborate routines; your diet and lifestyle habits play a major role in the way your skin and hair look too.
If you have heard of terms like stress-related hair loss, dehydrated skin due to less water consumption, etc. then you’d know what we are talking about. Thus, in order to truly change your skin and hair game, it’s crucial to inculcate certain healthy habits in your life. You can start with these…
- Drink lots of water first thing in the morning
- Try to unwind every single day
- Eat sulphur-rich foods
- Stub that cigarette
- Reduce your intake of dairy
Drink lots of water first thing in the morning
Drinking a tall glass of water first thing after waking up is a great way to rehydrate your body. Alternatively, you could even have a glass of warm water with a few drops of lemon and a bit of honey. This acts as an amazing detoxifier for your body as well as skin.
Try to unwind every single day
From work deadlines to completing household chores, our mind and body go through a tremendous amount of stress each day and that ends up taking a toll on our hair and skin leading to a number of issues. Therefore, always try to take some time out to do things that make you happy and help you relax. From exercising to meditation to painting, there is a tonne of things you to unwind.
Eat sulphur-rich foods
Apart from consuming an overall healthy diet, it is really important to consume sulphur-rich foods. These include veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and bok choy. Apart from being an excellent source of minerals, they impart your skin with a natural glow, helps the digestive system and improves metabolism -- all of which help to clear your skin out and give your hair a new lease of life.
Stub that cigarette
Smoking causes premature ageing. It reduces the collagen production in your body, thus causing your skin to look wrinkly and your hair to grey and thin faster. Giving up on your daily cigarettes is the best anti-ageing remedy for your skin and hair.
Reduce your intake of dairy
Dairy products are extremely inflammatory and can cause hormonal imbalance (a major cause of skin and hair woes). Slowly reduce dairy consumption from your diet and watch your skin glow and hair fall gradually decrease.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Apr 20, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!