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Best foods for increasing moisture in the skin

When it comes to skincare, the most important tip is to sleep, eat and drink healthy. Everything else is an add-on. If you are not sleeping, eating and drinking healthy, you may find that your skincare products are not working as they should. My advice is to start to rethink your lifestyle to help your skin. There’s no point in wasting more money on expensive skincare products, when your lifestyle is interfering with the products. If you feel your skin lacks moisture and you want your skin to look more plump, here are some foods you may want to eat more of.

 

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Avocados

Avocado is an amazing fruit, rich in nutrients and goodness. It contains well over twenty vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B, C, E and K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and anti-ageing antioxidants. These nutrients increase the skin’s moisture, which makes it appear more youthful and vibrant. It also works wonders on the hair from within as well. If you prefer to apply topically, you could play around with making your own Avocado skincare products. There are loads of recipes available for face masques, facial scrubs, hair treatments, body moisturisers and more, made with avocados.

 

Raw Nuts and Seeds

If you are a nut lover, then you will be happy to hear nuts are great for adding moisture in the skin. Raw nuts and seeds support collagen production in the body, which leads to a plump skin, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. So go stock up on Chia seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts, Cheshnuts, Pumpkin seeds, and the likes. Your skin will thank you for it.

 

Oily fish

Oily fish like salmon and sardines are great for adding moisture in the skin. I was so happy to discover this as I am not a fish lover but the only fish I do eat sometimes is salmon and sardines. They are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which is what our skin needs to look supply and plump.

 

Berries

Berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are amazing sources of vitamin C. This vitamin is important for the formation of collagen, which the skin needs for structure and elasticity.

 

Do you eat any of these regularly? Which is your favourite? Also, please share any skincare tips that is tried and tested by you in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Caring for my hair this autumn

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The weather has been really cold in the last couple days here in Cheshire. I am so happy I have my natural hair in a protective style. The cold weather tends to break my hair so it is really not the time for me to let the fro out. I like to keep my hair protected and nourished during the autumn/winter season, so I can enjoy it in the summer.

Here are some hair products I will be adding to my haircare routine this season –

 

Nanogen Hair Hydrator £12.50

 

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I love this Nanogen Hair Hydrator a lot. It is a lightweight thickening gel that adds shine to the hair while removing fizz. I love the texture and fragrance as well as the packaging. I also love how it moisturises. This is one haircare product I am going to be using a lot of this season. It will be a great addition to my haircare routine after a wash.

This Hair Hydrator by Nanogen is SLS and cruelty free.

 

Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray

 

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This Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray by Nanogen is the real deal. I love how it thickens every strand. My hair feels instantly fuller once I use this hair care product. It is a light, fast absorbing spray that instantly adds bounce and fullness to the hair. I love the fragrance and the packaging here as well. It is now one of my favourite haircare products, and I can see myself using this for a long time.

This Nanogen Root Boost Hair Thickening Spray is SLS and cruelty free.

 

Spray Bottle

I always make sure my water spray bottle is topped up and ready for use. In the bottle, I have 60% water, 20% leave in conditioner (I currently use Cantu) and 20% coconut oil. I spray my hair about twice a day and it helps keep my hair moisturised and nourished. This water spray bottle technique is the best thing I have ever done for my hair. It has changed my haircare routine for the better.

You can check out the product links below –

 

 

Tangle Teezer Salon Elite Detangling Hair Brush

My Tangle Teezer detangling hair brush has completely saved my hair. I can use it on wet or dry hair, and I no longer have to deal with tangled hair thanks to this amazing brush. My daughter loves the hair brush as well as she finds it painless and easy to use. This is one hair brush everyone needs to try.

 

 

What do you think of these haircare products?

How to deal with ingrown hairs

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Ingrown hairs can be very annoying and embarrassing. Many of us have had to with ingrown hairs on some parts of our body, and they can be a pain to get rid of, so prevention is the way to go. Ingrown hairs happen when the hair curls and grow back into the skin, just underneath the surface. These annoying little things usually appear as a swollen spot. They are uncomfortable and annoying, and you are very lucky if you haven’t had to deal with them. Ingrown hairs can happen anywhere, from your chin and legs, to your underarms and bikini line.

 

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Here are 5 ways you could get rid of your ingrown hairs –

 

Laser hair removal treatment

Having a laser hair removal treatment will reduce the ingrown hairs as the treatment uses laser light pulses to destroy hair follicles. If you are dealing with hairs growing in areas you rather they don’t and ingrown hairs, you should consider having this treatment done. I have had 6 sessions of laser hair removal treatment and it is so worth it.

 

Exfoliate regularly

You should aim to exfoliate at least once a week. This will get rid of dead skin, excess oil and stop the skin from clogging. Dead skin cells clog the skin and this clogging can force hairs to grown sideways, which will lead to ingrown hairs. So exfoliating regularly will stop this from happening, as there won’t be a build up of dead skin cells.

 

Don’t squeeze

If you do find yourself dealing with ingrown hairs, make sure you don’t feel tempted to squeeze. That would only make it worse and it could lead to a bacteria infection. The best thing to do with ingrown hairs when you have them is to leave them alone. They usually disappear within a few days if left alone.

 

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Use a hair removal cream

Using a hair removal cream can help prevent ingrown hairs. Shaving tends to trigger ingrown hairs the most when compared with other hair removal processes because the hair grows back with a sharper edge and easy to grow back into the skin when you shave.

 

Take care of your skin

Taking care of your skin prevents many skin problems including ingrown hairs. Using the right cleanser, makeup remover, body wash, moisturiser, and so on, helps your skin stay healthy. You should pay special attention to your skin after shaving, threading, waxing or after a hair removal treatment as usually the treated area is always sensitive after the hair removal process.

 

These are a few ways of dealing with ingrown hairs. They are best avoided but sometimes you may find a couple regardless of how careful you are. The only way to completely avoid ingrown hairs is to let the hairs be. Don’t shave, laser off, wax or thread. This isn’t possible for many of us to do, which is why we have to pick the best way to get rid of unwanted hairs and reduce the chances of dealing with ingrown hairs.

What do you think of these tips? Do you struggle with ingrown hairs? Do you have any tried and tested tips to share? Please share them in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a good one.

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