5 Things Your Hair and Skin Will Thank You For

You should treat your hair and skin better. Give it the same attention you’d give let’s say your heart or your “package” (have you tried our Scotch Porter Fresh Meat Masculine Wipes). But, we’ll cut you some slack because the truth is, a lot of people don’t really know how to adequately care for their hair and skin. Don’t worry, we break down some of the essentials in the following easy-to-follow list of 5 things your hair and skin will thank you for.

Eat right

Eat more fruits and vegetables and drink enough water. Have you seen the gym rats running around with a gallon of water that they’ve set their intention on finishing before the day is out? Don’t judge them, you should follow suit. Staying hydrated is essential to all humans, not just fitness fanatics. If you want your hair and skin to stay hydrated, one of the best things you can do is hydrate from the inside. Drinking more water each day really isn’t as difficult as it seems. Also, stop passing on the fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are essential for healthy hair growth and healthy skin. Eating enough fruits and vegetables will help with combating skin issues, improve complexion, and growing healthier hair.

You need a routine

A proper routine to cleanse and nourish both your hair and skin are crucial to their health and appearance. Although there is no one size fits all routine for hair and skin, there are a couple of  basics that are the foundation of a solid routine, proper cleansing and moisturizing. Cleanse, condition, and moisturize with products that are not harsh on your hair.  For a complete hair care routine, try the Scotch Porter Hair Care Collection. Scotch Porter hair care products have no harsh chemicals and are safe for color treated hair. Its vitamin and botanical complex purifies, balances and restores even the most sensitive and problematic hair types. Cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize with products that are not harsh on your skin. For a complete skin routine, try the Scotch Porter Charcoal & Licorice Facial Skin Care Collection which gets the job done, sans the chemicals, leaving skin smoother, clearer, better looking.

Don’t touch

After you’ve groomed yourself for the day and you step out the house, keep your hands off your face. It may not seem like that big of a deal but constantly touching our faces with dirty hands throughout the day is a no. Touching a dirty door knob, shaking hands, and using the ATM – the list goes on – exposes us to a load of germs and bacteria; keep that away from your face (and hair). For the guys with a little more hair on the head, another reason you want to avoid touching your hair is because everytime you touch it, you wipe away its oils, eventually leaving the hair high and dry if not replenished.

 

Don’t stress, take it easy

You need to chill out. Among other things, stress can cause hair loss. High levels of stress can force hair follicles into a premature resting phase, resulting in hair loss within time. Stress can also cause flare-ups of different skin conditions that may impact you. In addition, inadvertently, stress can cause you to cut corners on your hair and skin routine resulting in a buildup of skin issues. Take it easy and adopt a stress-free lifestyle; rest well, meditate, exercise, get a massage, and find other ways to help keep your stress levels way down.

Exercise

Exercise has a lot of great benefits. Among those benefits are: ensuring oxygen and proper blood flow are circulated throughout the body; and reducing stress. Just like any other organ, the skin NEEDS oxygen, and proper blood flow. Oxygen and proper blood flow helps to ensure that nutrients are carried throughout your body to each and every cell, which subsequently impacts not only skin, but also your hair – promoting healthy hair growth – and any other part of the body. Make regular exercise part of your day-to-day.

Focus on incorporating these 5 things into how you bust moves and you’ll definitely experience healthier hair and skin. You’ll feel better too.