Fingernails and hair. They don’t really look anything alike, do they? But they have a lot in common—they’re both primarily made of keratin, an extremely tough protein that also forms the outer layer of human skin.
Before your fall Yuzen box arrived, you might not have even known that your hair, skin, and nails needed their own specially formulated supplement. But then you saw the New ChapterPerfect Hair, Skin & Nails supplement in the box, and perhaps you thought to yourself, “Hey, this looks awesome!”
Well, it is awesome. New Chapter’s supplement supplies 100% of your daily recommended value of fermented Biotin, which builds the essential keratin needed by your hair, skin, and nails. It also contains Astaxanthin, a plant nutrient that activates energy at the cellular level to revitalize from within and protect cells from further damage. Give it a try, and let us know what you think—and also check out www.newchapter.com to see all the other specialized supplements you didn’t know you needed until now.
In the meantime, here are a few other ways to protect your hair, skin, and nails from damage—or help repair damage that has already happened:
Watch what you eat. Most people can get enough essential nutrients from their diet, but if you have brittle, oddly shaped nails, you could be suffering from an iron deficiency. Iron-rich foods include lentils, spinach, dark chocolate, broccoli, and pumpkin seeds. If your iron deficiency persists, please call your doctor.
Baby your nails. Do what you can to avoid exposing your nails to harsh chemicals. Don’t use nail-polish remover more than about once a week, and always wear protective gloves when your hands will be coming in contact with household cleansers.
Treat your hair with care. Use only all-natural shampoos, conditioners, and styling formulas that don’t contain harsh, drying chemicals that can strip off the good stuff. Also watch how often you dye, straighten, or blow dry your hair.
Get your thyroid tested. An over- or under-active thyroid could cause hair loss and very dry hair. Other causes of hair loss include family history, certain medications, and hormonal changes. If your hair damage is severe and/or came on suddenly, call your doctor.
Slather on the sunscreen. Yep, even when it’s not summer, your skin needs protection from harmful UV rays that can cause wrinkling, spots, roughness, and other signs of aging. Find a good mineral-based (not chemical-based) formula that’s suitable for everyday use, especially on your face.