Luminous, smooth and fresh skin, shiny and soft hair, healthy and strong nails are signs that we enjoy a cared for and nourished body in a healthy and balanced way. Much of the responsibility for all that natural beauty lies with vitamins.
Eating healthy with a diet rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids is essential. Although we use cosmetics full of vitamins, we must complete the care from within, because the cells of the skin and its cutaneous appendages are provided with the nutrients that we offer them through food and they will not be able to develop properly if some of them are missing.
Often we don’t eat as healthy and complete a diet as we would like, we don’t get enough rest and we fall into stress. All this can first manifest itself in weak and brittle nails, dull, lifeless hair, increased hair loss or loss of volume, dull skin with the appearance of premature wrinkles. In these cases, it is necessary to act as soon as possible to stop the deterioration.
Balancing the diet with vitamin and nutricosmetic supplements It helps relieve and supplement our body’s needs with surprising restorative effects. Of course, if you notice any very noticeable or strange changes to your skin, hair, and nails, you should seek medical attention, as you may be manifesting a specific deficiency or other health issue.
Vitamins for healthy hair from inside and out
Vitamins are essential for healthy and beautiful hair:
- Vitamin C promotes collagen production, provides luminosity, destroys free radicals and protects hair against ultraviolet solar radiation.
- Vitamin A prevents cell damage.
- Vitamin E is an antioxidant that fights free radicals and is anti-aging.
If our hair looks terrible and is falling out more than usual, we can help restore its health on the inside with dietary supplements and on the outside with hair treatments.
A wonderful nutrient for the health of our hair is biotin or vitamin H, which is involved in the production of keratin, which is why it also helps in the growth of nails and prevents drying out, loss and breakage.
From within, you can contribute biotin with added zinc and selenium. It is the ideal combination for the strength and growth of hair and nails. From the outside, you can use masks, poultices, shampoos, serums and vitamin lotions.
Ayurvedic herbal masks
But if what you like is to prepare your own natural potingues to take care of your hair, you can prepare masks with Ayurvedic plants such as kachur sugandhi, amla or brahmi.
You can also do it with clays, vegetable oils and active ingredients such as provitamin B5, that you can buy in stores specializing in natural products.
There is a preparation called Anti-Hair Loss Complex with 11 Vitamins, from the Qerlan brand, which has a regenerating action from root to tip thanks to its content of phytoestrogens obtained from germinated soybeans, rich in isoflavones, vitamins A and E antioxidants, plus vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B8 and B12) which are excellent regulators of the production of sebum of the scalp. You can add this vitamin complex to your plant masks, shampoos, conditioner masks or to a mist.
Vitamin, moisturizing and restorative hair mist
How about preparing a vitamin, moisturizing and restorative mist. You only need 2 ingredients: a plant hydrosol, depending on your hair type, and provitamin B5 or the vitamin complex of your choice.
Choose a hydrosol according to your hair type:
- Greasy hair : Atlas cedar, laurel, patchouli, rosemary, sage, nettle.
- Dry hair: geranium, ylang ylang.
- Coarse and Frizzy Hair: ylang ylang, pimenta racemosa and nettle.
- Sensitive and irritated scalp: Atlas Cedar, Bourbon Geranium, Patchouli and Clary Sage.
How to make a vitamin mist
In addition to the ingredients, you need a 50 ml spray bottle and for dosing, a 10 ml syringe or a measuring spoon. Disinfect all items with 70 degree alcohol. Pour one of the following combinations into the spray bottle:
- 46 ml of hydrosol plus 4 ml of the 11 vitamin complex.
- 48 ml of hydrosol plus 2 ml of provitamin B5 or panthenol.
Close your spray bottle and shake to mix it. You can use this mist every day on all your hair after washing or on dry hair to invigorate hair from root to tip, stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
The hydrosol provides a delicious fragrance to your hair. This mist does not contain preservatives, so you must keep it away from heat and light. It could keep for up to two months in the refrigerator.
Anti-aging vitamin oil for hair
This combination of oils is full of vitamins, fatty acids, phytosterols and a vitamin E supplement. Its extraordinary composition makes it an ideal oil for hair care but also for mature or very dry skin thanks to its moisturizing and restructuring properties.
The Prickly pear oil It has anti-aging properties, as it helps reduce wrinkles and dark circles. You can also use this oil to treat dry hair, split ends, and brittle nails.
- 2 teaspoons prickly pear oil
- 1 teaspoon evening primrose oil
- 1 vitamin E capsule
Pour all ingredients into a 10ml dropper bottle and shake. Apply one or two drops on the face and massage until absorbed.
You can buy vitamin E in pharmacies, and vegetable oils in supermarkets or in nutrition and dietetic, organic and natural stores. If you keep it in a cool, dark place, it lasts up to 6 months.