How to get nice nails:
-Get phosphorous in your diet
-Get vitamin A, C, D in your diet
-Moisturise nail cuticles with almond oil
-You can take a multi-vitamin but the vitamins and minerals are better absorbed from your food
-Put nail strengthner on your nails- Sally Hansen do a good one
-No fizzy drinks as they leach phosphorous
-protein as your nails need keratin, an essential amino acid
How to get nice skin
-Vitamin A (retinol), C, E.
-Water-3 litres per day
-SPF 15 or more all year round-protect your skin. Oil of Olay do a facial SPF and moisturiser in one, Clinique do facial SPF's up to SPF 30. You can alternatively use a normal SPF. Fair skin should use at least SPF 30, darker skins can get away with SPF 15.
-Stay out of the sun-sun damage is the most ageing thing, causes premature wrinkles, sunstroke, skin cancer
-No alcohol-alcohol causes your skin to go all blotchy the day after your night out, causes skin to flare up and go red and become dehydrated
-No smoking-skin makes your skin look dull and gives you wrinkles
-No drugs-well duh really!
-No junk food, greasy food
-Eat natural food-lots of fruit and veg that contain anti-oxidants which fight free radicals-UVA, UVB rays, air pollution, smoking.
How to get rid of cellulite
-Exercise more-cellulite is too much fat and not enough muscle. Exercise tones up the muscle.
-Fruit and vegetables
-Dry body brushing
-no fizzy drinks
-cut down on wheat and dairy intake
How to get rid of Stretchmarks
-foods rich in Vitamin C (brightly coloured fruit and veg)-increases collagen which helps repair skin
-foods rich in Vitamin E (nuts, seeds)-increases skin's elasticity
-Open vitamin E capsule and rub on affected area
-healthy diet-not yo yo dieting
-put fake tan on to cover up stretchmarks
-cocoa butter which contains vitamin E
cocoa oil on affected area
-bio oil/palmers cocoa butter twice a day, morning and evening
-lots of water
How to get rid of dry skin
-Wrap up well in cold weather to protect your skin-gloves/mittens, scarf, hat, warm coat, boots etc. Layer your clothes so you can take off a layer if you get too warm-cardigans, string tops, tshirts etc.
-Put cocoa butter/cocoa oil on skin. Johnsons Baby oil is nice after the shower too.
-Put vitamin E cream on skin
-Consume Vitamin C, E and omega 3 fatty acids in diet
-use non-bio detergent when washing clothes
-wear clothes containing natural fabrics like cotton, linen
-Switch to mild soap like Dove
-Limit shower to 5 minute
-Turn down temperature of the shower
-The dryer your skin is, the heavier your moisturiser should be
-Don't use products containing sodium lauryl sulphate (the lathering agent in most shower gels). It dries your skin out
-Use your hands to wash your body rather than rough facecloth, puff/scrub, scrub mitts.
How to stop bloating:
-sleep-you eat more when you're tired
-Cut down on dairy, switch to skim milk and low fat dairy. Only use dairy in moderation
-Eat plenty of water dense foods
-Herbal teas that are good for digestion like dandelion tea, peppermint tea
-Apple cider vinegar
-hot water and lemon first thing in the morning
-lots of green vegetables
-protein with each meal
How to get good hair
-Figure out your hair type-normal, oily, combination, dry etc
-Get shampoo and conditioner for YOUR hair type-it really does make a difference
-Use the conditioner too as the shampoo strips all your hair's natural oils to clean your hair. The conditioner moisturises your hair and puts some oils back in your hair.
-Eat good diet-protein as your hair contains keratin, fruit and veg, lots of water
-comb your hair when it's wet. Don't brush it as this will cause your hair to break
-get your hair trimmed every 6 weeks to prevent split ends. No conditioner will get rid of split ends, no matter how expensive. Your hair is a living thing that will keep growing and eventually the hair will break as new hair cells are formed.
-wash your hair regularly but not everyday if you can get away with it!
How to not have blackheads
-Regular cleansing-blackheads are just blocked pores whereby too much oil/sebum has built up.
-Take your makeup off at night thoroughly
-Don't touch your face with your fingers as this will spread bacteria
-Wash hands regularly, after you sneeze, before and after you prepare food etc.
-Use blackhead strips/deep cleansing mask once a week if needed
Foods High in Keratin-good for skin, hair nails
-foods rich in carotene-carrots, sweet potato (yam), squash.
-nuts, seeds, soy, meat, beans
-good for hair: salmon, eggs, dark leafy greens, legumes, poultry, avocado, dairy, oysters, iron rich proteins-animal and vegetarian sources, vitamin B-
Good sources of vitamin B6 include fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, garbanzo beans, wild salmon, lean beef, pork tenderloin, chicken breast, white potatoes (w/skin), bananas, and lentils.
Good sources of Vitamin B12 include shellfish (clams, oysters, crab), wild salmon, fortified whole-grain breakfast cereal, soy milk, trout, lean beef, and low-fat cottage cheese.
Good sources of folate/vitamin B9 include fortified whole-grain breakfast cereals, lentils, black-eyed peas, soybeans, oatmeal, turnip greens, spinach, green peas, artichokes, okra, beets, parsnips, and broccoli.
zinc-oysters, lean beef, crab, ostrich, pork tenderloin, peanut butter, wheat germ, turkey, veal, pumpkin seeds, chicken, and chickpeas. Low levels of zinc can cause dandruff.
How to have white teeth
-Don't drink coffee or tea
-Don't drink wine
-Don't drink fizzy drinks as they erode enamel of your teeth
-Eat healthy diet
-Brush teeth regularly
-Be careful of teeth whiteners like Pearl Drops which can erode the enamel of your teeth. If the enamel of your teeth is eroded, then your teeth will be extra-sensitive, and will be more prone to tooth decay etc.
-Go to dentist regularly