Living in a big city like Hong Kong can cause damage to our skin & hair in many ways. Stress, pollution, and harsh water can strip the nutrients needed to maintain that healthy glow.
Here are four simple ways we recommend to achieve better skin & hair.
1. Drink more water
Our skin cells contain a lot of water, and the more hydrated we are, the better the cells appear. According to WebMD, “Dehydration makes your skin look more dry and wrinkled, which can be improved with proper hydration…”
Want to know a trick to make sure you stay hydrated? Get a large water bottle and make marks on the outside of how much water you aim to drink by different times throughout the day. Make sure you meet those goals.
And of course, when drinking water, make sure it is the healthiest form of it. Tap water contains many unwanted minerals and chemicals that can be filtered out with a simple filter like these WaterChef and Aquasana drinking water filters.
2. Use a shower filter
Water with lots of minerals and chemicals (like chlorine) can damage your skin, and make your hair rough and more likely to be dry and tangled.
3. Choose a sensitive, natural soap
Many soaps and shampoos nowadays contain harsh ingredients that will dry out and hurt your skin and hair. Read the ingredients and opt for natural, safe ones.
For example, our favourite hand soap is the Soapnut Republic foaming hand soap, which comes in three different scents.
4. Take your Vitamins
What goes into your body also effects what your skin and hair will look like. According to Reader’s Digest Health, make sure to take Vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K to help your body look great from the outside. Other than taking supplements, here are some foods that are rich in each of those vitamins:
Vitamin A – Dark leafy greens, sweet potatoes, carrots, fish
Vitamin B – Cereals, legumes, dark leafy greens, chicken, fish
Vitamin E – Dark leafy greens, nuts, avocados, shellfish
Vitamin K – Dark leafy greens, asparagus, soybeans, dried fruit
As you can see, dark leafy greens appears in every category, so you can bet that if you eat a lot of healthy vegetables, you will see it impact your skin and hair.