Skin Care Habits that Help Your Hair

Last updated on November 11th, 2023 at 11:05 am

There are skin and hair activities when made into healthy habits for skin and hair help you to thrive in both areas.

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Healthy Habits for Skin

Before we tie the healthy skin habits to healthy hair, let’s first look at some of the habits that make for healthy skin:

  1. Thoroughly cleansing your skin
  2. Moisturizing every time you wash
  3. Wearing sunscreen
  4. Drinking plenty of water
  5. Being ingredient conscious
  6. Supplementation
  7. Getting adequate sleep

How Healthy Skin Habits Impact Hair Health

Now that we’ve looked at some good habits that are beneficial for skin health, let me share with you how these habits also help your hair. We’ll look at each of them individually.

Cleansing Your Skin Helps Your Hair

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While making sure that your skin is thoroughly clean each day, this habit also helps your hair. Often times we apply a lot of product to our edges to tame that area of our hair. When you are throughly cleaning your face, you automatically cleanse the edges of your hair. This helps remove product build up.

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Additionally, just the habit of thoroughly cleansing your face triggers you to pay attention to your hair. Personally, when I’m performing my skin care routine, I transition automatically into my hair care routine. This could include washing it or simply grooming it and applying moisture.

This brings me to the next point.

How Moisturizing Your Skin Helps Your Hair

Just like cleansing your face can trigger you to attend to your hair, so does moisturizing.

Once I’ve moisturized my face, it creates an automatic trigger for me to give my hair some moisture.

Plus, if you use any sort of spray moisture for your skin, you can save time by misting your hair with that same product. All natural products work bests for this. Think rose water or an Aloe Vera mixture.

The Sunscreen Habit for Healthy Skin and Hair

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When it comes to healthy skin, wearing sunscreen is a given. It doesn’t matter if the sun is out or not. Anyone well versed in skin care knows that sunscreen is necessary when going outdoors.

Once you’ve developed the habit of putting skin care on daily, it makes it that much easier to add sun protection to your hair.

While your hair may not require the same level of sun protection as your skin, you still need to give it some protection. Especially, if you’re outdoors for long periods of time.

The habit of applying sunscreen for your skin and hair can be achieved easily by keeping the two products together. Reach for one and then the other. Make it a habit.

Consuming Adequate H20 Helps your Hair and Skin

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It’s no secret that, for super clear skin you need to drink plenty of water. That’s because water helps flush toxins from your body.

Coincidentally, your scalp flushes those toxins as well.

Water is the ultimate hydrator and it helps keep your entire bodily systems regulated. Making sure you drink enough water also helps with hydrating your hair from the inside out.

When you have a proper amount of water intake, both your skin and hair will appreciate it.

Being Ingredient Conscious

Regularly examining ingredients in your skin care products before purchasing is one of the most important healthy habits for skin and hair.

Your bloodstream is capable of absorbing what you put on your skin and hair. This in turn can affect your health over time.

When you make it a habit to examine ingredients (and avoid toxic ones) before putting them on your skin and hair, you are giving both a chance to have the best available.

Simply being ingredient conscious with your skin care products will automatically make you ingredient conscious with your hair and other products.

Supplementation for Skin and Hair

supplements for healthy skin and hair

Most people do not get enough of the right nutrients from their diet. That’s why supplementation is recommended.

You’ll find many types of supplements on the market but when it comes to hair and skin, you can easily find a bundle: Skin, Hair and Nail Vitamins (these are organic)

The nutrients required for healthy skin are also beneficial for healthy hair. These include but are not limited to:

  • Biotin
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Protein
  • Vitamins A, B Complex, C, D E

Getting adequate sleep benefits your skin and your hair

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Lastly, we can not forget about sleep. It’s usually under rated but definitely gaining attention.

Getting proper amounts of sleep benefits your hair and skin in these ways:

  • During the sleep cycle your skin is regenerates, repairs and the process of building collagen is occuring. When you sleep, blood flow to your skin increases.
    • When you don’t get enough sleep, your circadian rhythm is interrupted and the process is cut short. That’s a big cause of premature skin aging.
  • Your hair is also reaping the benefits of enough shut eye. HGH (human growth hormone) is produced along with melatonin when you are sleeping. While sleeping, blood also circulates to your scalp (skin) and stimulates your hair follicles.
    • All of this is linked to healthy hair growth. When you don’t get the necessary amount of sleep OR you get poor quality sleep, all of these natural processes are interfered with. Check out this article from Pantene on How Sleep Affects Your Hair.

Having healthy skin habits is closely connected to having healthy hair habits. Both your hair and skin benefit from these habits in so many ways as you read above.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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