YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

Or should that be, what you sup­ple­ment? Boost your hair, skin and nails from within by adding these premium beauty for­mu­las from Swisse to your daily rou­tine

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You’ve got your skin­care regime in the bag al­ready, a reg­u­lar ap­point­ment locked in with your hair­dresser, and you know where to go to get your nails in tip-top shape, even if you don’t get there as o en as you’d like. How­ever, while you might guz­zle a green juice each morn­ing to kick-start your day, you may still not be geing all the vi­ta­mins and min­er­als you need to keep your hair, skin and nails in peak con­di­tion.

If your nails feel brile and weak no maer how much hand cream you ap­ply, split ends and break­ages give you more bad hair days than good, and your skin lacks that plump, hy­drated feel­ing you fondly re­call from your early twen­ties, it’s time to think about beau­ti­fy­ing from the in­side out. Here are some of the vi­ta­mins and min­er­als to look out for on your nu­tri­tion mis­sion:

Vi­ta­min C

Foods such as ki­wifruit, or­anges, straw­ber­ries, lemons and pineap­ple are packed with vi­ta­min C, help­ing to pro­vide the body with sup­port in the fight against free-rad­i­cal dam­age.

Sil­ica

Play­ing a key role in the pro­duc­tion of col­la­gen in the body, which is es­sen­tial for the main­te­nance of hair, skin and nails, sil­ica sources in­clude ba­nanas, oats, whole­grain bread, spinach and man­goes.

Bi­otin

Found in eggs, nuts, whole grains and milk, bi­otin – also known as vi­ta­min B7 or vi­ta­min H – helps to strengthen so , brile nails and re­duce break­ing and spliing. Bi­otin is also used by the body as a key com­po­nent in the for­ma­tion of ker­atin, which is vi­tal for main­tain­ing the struc­ture and in­tegrity of your hair.

Zinc

As an aid to mi­nor wound healing and skin health, zinc is es­sen­tial. You’ll find a good dose of it in beef, oys­ters, spinach, av­o­cado and pomegranate.

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