Our Style Tip numero uno! Pill Popping – no we don’t mean the kind of pills that you buy on a street corner or from a miracle website promising to give you the locks of Rapunzel. We mean the legitimate myriad of vitamins which are good for you and improve your skin, hair and nails.
A western lifestyle usually dictates that we won’t get all the right vitamins and nutrients at the optimal levels required to promote healthy skin, hair and nails which is why we believe quite strongly in taking those supplements.
Lets start by taking a quick look at some key ingredients:
Biotin is one of eight vitamins in the vitamin B complex and can be found in egg yolks, yeast and liver. It helps to promote healthy eyes, skin, hair and even nerves. Biotin also assists in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Studies have shown that biotin can also prevent hair loss in men.
Zinc has been known to be the “sex vit” (*inserty cheeky chuckle*) as it has positive effects on mens sex drive, fertility and even sperm production. Zinc is another vitamin that is known encourage hair growth by improving the immune system. Zinc can prevent acne and skin problems It is not stored naturally in our bodies which is why taking a managed dose supplement is a good idea to maintain healthy levels.
3. Vitamins A, C, E
More commonly known as the ACE vitamins. This combination is famous for its antioxidant properties. Vitamin A can be found in fish liver oils, whilst C and E work together to have a greater effect than when taken separately.
Selenium works with Vitamin E to protect the immune system against free radicals and is also known to be a good antioxidant. Vitamin E and Selenium can also work together to promote a healthy heart. There is nothing more stylish than a healthy heart to be honest!
With that being said – we think it is up to you to go out and find the supplements that work for you. Everything must be taken according to the recommended dosage, an overdose of a vitamin won’t make your body work faster and will likely have a negative effect.
Style My Fro are currently loving the Seven Seas Radiant You Health Oils which can be found in Boots or even on their website. The pills are a reasonable size in comparison to some of the others you can get on the market. They retail at around £4.99 for 30 capsules and get this… they are a pastel purple colour.