This article has been researched and written by Arelang Naturals® in-house writers.
Since time immemorial, no matter where we come from or who we are, we’ve always been worried about getting a zit, losing more than 3 strands of hair, and chipping a nail. All for the aesthetics right? No one wants to look ‘bad’ or be under scrutiny by people who got everything right.
Instant remedies according to most of us are getting on the best skincare regime. Try a porcelain skin treatment here, try chemical peels to clear that pigmentation there, buy face washes that promise to help with clearer skin but bam! Reality strikes as soon as you stop using these. Your zits are back, the hair fall is on a roll (literal rolls of hair everywhere) and nails snap quicker than your aunt on menopause. Makes you wonder what you are doing wrong. If you think these issues are all about getting the right topical applications for your hair, skin and nails, you couldn't be further from the truth.
So fun fact, your skin is the biggest organ in your body. Naturally, there’s more to keeping it in the right health than what goes skin deep. Our body is constantly working to replace older cells with newer ones to keep our organs and skin health intact. To be at peak health, your skin needs to be fed and nourished. Numerous studies show that diets rich in antioxidants, micronutrients, vitamins like B, C, D, and E, and minerals more often than not correlate with better skin, hair, and nails. Ideally, what is good for you is excellent for your skin. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Most of the problems you face in life, yes MOST, are related to a lack of nutrition. But before we step into what we should and shouldn’t eat, lets deep dive into what your skin is telling you:
Dry/ Itchy Skin: Your body is dehydrated, deficient in Vitamin D, low collagen - the protein that makes 80% of your skin, low Vitamin C
Acne/ Zits: A lack of vitamin A and E. More underlying problems such as hormonal imbalances, PCOS - which are also caused by a lack of nutrition
Swollen Undereyes/ Eye Bags: Iodine deficiency amongst the blaring sleep deficit
Damaged Dry Hair & Brittle Nails: Lack of Vitamin B7, Biotin
Pigmentation: Lack of Vitamin C, B12, and E, also hormonal imbalances aided by menopause
Mouth Ulcers/ Cracks near the mouth: Iron and B vitamin deficiencies
Scaly Patches/ Dandruff: Low blood levels of zinc, vitamin B3, B2, and B6
Hair Loss: Lack of iron, zinc, B3, and B7
You see, most problems stem from deficiencies and are absolutely reversible. Don’t fret if you see random zits on your face, this is just the way your body is communicating with you, so you can feed it the right things to get back to its fittest, clearest self. But what are these right things?
We will do a whole other blog to talk about all the things you should eat. But until then, a good starting point is to get your daily dose of leafy green supplements and all the other colours of fruits and vegetables. The micronutrients that you get from these foods specifically, help in replenishing nutrients and nourish your body with the vitamins that the body needs, to grow and flourish and protect itself from lifestyle led chronic diseases.
Some of our everyday foods can help replenish the lack, unfortunately our lifestyles do not allow us to focus on what we should be eating. Potent plant-based supplements that use the right quantity and quality of ingredients that give your body essential micronutrients really help with better hair, skin, and nails. Our Replenish range of gummy bears are cute little candy supplements that not only nourish your body but also provide the right amount of your daily vitamins and minerals through the potent plant based formulations to give your body, skin, and hair and everything inside, the love that it needs. While you check out our Replenish Range here, stay tuned for part two of this skin and hair series.
Until then, read the subtle or bold signs that your skin and hair are giving you and start moving towards a more healthy and nutrition-filled lifestyle.