There are a lot of great things about fall and winter in Canada. Colourful foliage, crisp fresh air, gentle falling snow, and cuddling up in cozy sweaters, just to name a few. Unfortunately, the colder weather, dryer air and unforgiving winds can also wreak havoc on your skin, hair and nails.
When the outdoor temperature dips, the indoor heating cranks up. This constant exposure to central heating has a drying effect on your body as you ride out the winter in warmth. Head outside, and the cold air provides less moisture than it did in warmer months, while the winter winds blow away what moisture your skin, hair and nails already had. The result can be brittle nails, dry and static-y hair, chapped lips and red, flaky, cracked skin. This damage is often compounded by holiday stresses, environmental pollutants and the various chemicals used in your daily routine—the toll of which effects your general health and contributes to the aging processes in your body.
There are some things you can do to try and minimize the moisture-stripping damage and discomfort of fall and winter conditions. Wearing sunscreen and moisturizing skin regularly can help prevent sun damage while soothing rough and itchy patches. Using a good, nourishing hair conditioner can help replenish some of your scalp’s natural oils. Swapping long, hot soaks in the tub for warm baths or quick showers is another way to reduce moisture loss. You can also do your body a favour in the kitchen—fish, nuts, flax, olive oil, and avocado all offer healthy, monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids that are hair, skin and nail-friendly.
While lip balm and an extra helping of guacamole are both good choices, adding a skin, hair and nails supplement to your routine supports a multi-faceted approach to promoting health and beauty from within. SISU’s Skin, Hair & Nails captures the strength of natural ingredients to fortify nails, support skin health and rejuvenation, and help repair and encourage strong, shiny hair. The comprehensive formula combines the remediating power of the following proven ingredients:
The Hyabest® brand of hyaluronic acid from Japan is specifically developed for “beauty from within” supplement protocols. Clinically validated to prevent skin damage caused by UV exposure, the highly purified and vegetarian-sourced Hyabest® also improves wrinkles and increases skin hydration, elasticity and smoothness.
A carotenoid found in human skin, Lycopene has been shown in clinical studies to prevent skin and DNA damage from UV exposure while improving skin roughness.
This essential element controls production of oil in the skin and helps to prevent acne.
- Silica and biotin
Silica, a combination of silicon and oxygen, along with biotin, or vitamin B7, is used in beauty programs to strengthen hair and fortify nails.
From the sunny summer days of July to the windy winter days of January, your skin, hair and nails deserve a chance to look and feel their best. Taking a big-picture approach and promoting your body’s rejuvenating powers from within may be the key to enjoying supple skin, lustrous hair and strong nails year-round.