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Vitamins and Minerals that condition your hair, nails and skin

By Jennie Waeland, April 29 2020

Who here struggles with nail discoloration, dry skin, or hair prone to breakage? Don’t worry, you are definitely not alone. We all know the feeling of removing a beautiful manicure only to be faced with weak, brittle nails. Vitamins and minerals are vital to upkeep your body’s health and keep everything functioning well. In return, we benefit from radiant glowy skin, strong nails, and luscious locks. 

Did you know that, according to the Dietary Reference Intakes, 92% of the American population suffers from at least one mineral or vitamin deficiency? The health of your hair, skin, and nails will reflect on your general health and give an indication as to whether you are experiencing a deficiency.  

It is important to research the right vitamins and minerals for your body, before purchasing. Here are some vitamins and minerals to help boost your health, their function, and what foods you can find them in. 

For Hair

Nails 

According to The Telegraph in 2019, the beauty industry has contributed £7 billion in tax revenue in the United Kingdom.

Many of us love to get a manicure, to feel put-together and beautifully powerful. However, manicures will be better if applied onto a strong nail base. Flaky, discoloured nails can be frustrating. If this is the case, you will most likely be lacking in certain vitamins and minerals. 

Skin 

Advice for Vegetarians and Vegans 

Vegetarian and Vegan diets will not provide the same vitamins and minerals as a meat-based diet. Supplements are essential to replicate those found in meat. Many vegetarian foods will supply the same minerals, but not the same quantity. For example, Vitamin D and protein won’t be very present in a Vegan meal. Vitamin B12 is a great alternative for vegans in place of meat. By pairing protein sources with Vitamin C, the absorption into the body will be faster. 

Look after your body and your mind, therefore what you eat will impact your vitamin and mineral levels. 

Jennie Waeland

Jennie Waeland

Jennie is LeSalon’s Marketing Assistant, covering everything from beauty, lifestyle and, of course, manicures. She graduated from the University of Roehampton with a degree in film and has since used her skills to produce various content and illustrational pieces.

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