Ooo that’s how it’s post be…haha ok ok. On a serious note, Styling Soul wants to give you some vital tips on how to keep your hair and skin from lacking luster this season. Summer is long gone, fall is turning over and with winter around the corner, we have to find ways to beat the cold temperatures and the harshness it can have on our pores.
Often times we think it’s solely what we put on our hair and skin that gives it its radiance. There are actually a few delicious treats that can be eaten to help keep the life in our skin. Grapes are loaded with Vitamin C that soften the skin and even encourage hair growth! Blueberries are packed with anti-oxidants that help protect our skin from aging prematurely. Along with blueberries, kiwi and strawberries are also great in producing collagen and helps with the blood flow in our bodies for our skin. Keep in mind that if you don’t like these fruits plain, you can mix them in with your yogurts, cereals and even oatmeal (which also does wonders for retaining skin moisture).
If you’re not crazy about fruits, try eating walnuts, almonds, cashews and flaxseeds (add flaxseeds to your cereal if you prefer not to eat them plain). These nuts contain natural oils that help our skin because they’re full of vitamin E. Lastly, eating sweet potatoes and avocados on a weekly basis can help protect your skin from inflammation and both contain powerful antioxidants.
For those that want to compliment their sweet treats with products, be sure to steer free from products that contain parabens and heavy fragrances (our delicate skin doesn’t like such harsh ingredients and chemicals). Use products that will hydrate your skin naturally. Visit your local Wholefoods or organic store and plunge through the facial cleansers and creams that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Harsh winter air can do a number on your skin; so don’t be hesitant to find products that you can apply to work overnight!
African Shea Butter is well known to the natural hair community. Mixing shea butter with your hair oils will give it added moisture that can be used on both your skin and hair. Shea butter is hypoallergenic which makes it useful for even the sensitive of skin! This winter you must be sure to condition, condition, and CONDITION! Curly hair is very porous and needs constant conditioning to help lock in the moisture. Stay away from products that contain alcohol. There are plenty of other oils that can be used on both the scalp and body aside from shea butter. Adding vitamin E oil, lavender essential oil and avocado oil to our hair creams and lotions will also give our skin the needed moisture and vitamins that will level up your fabulousness 😉
Be sure to stock up this winter and face these next few months with a few extra beauty secrets to keep you radiant and glowing!