4 Tips You Should be Improving on During Healthy Aging Month
As the summer begins to wind down and autumn is around the corner, it’s time to start rethinking your hair and wellbeing habits. Healthy Aging Month in September reminds us to be mindful about how to tackle the inevitable aging of your hair and body. Not only does this better your overall health, but you can increase your mental strength and help maintain a youthful look.
With that being said, check out our best tips for improving your hair regime to keep you looking your best.
Feed your scalp and give your hair follicles a boost for healthier hair growth
Thinning, lifeless hair is a sure sign of aging. Hair loss is something that both men and women experience as they get older. As we age hair follicles slowly become weakened, hair growth slows and can even shut down completely. With a little care and the right products, you can keep your hair healthy and growing strong.
Shampoo and conditioners created with ingredients that improve scalp health are daily essentials in your haircare repertoire. Look for products that are Sulfate Free and contain active ingredients and nutrients that add nourishment, moisture, and protect your hair.
Give your follicles a much-needed anti-aging boost with Laser treatments. HairMax has a variety of FDA Cleared, home use hair growth devices that treat hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
Switch up your diet
There’s no doubt that one of the hardest lifestyle choices to stay on top of is a new diet, but starting and sticking to one during Healthy Aging Month can make a great impact on the health of your hair. If you’re able to start including protein and iron into your diet, these are the best ways to help feed your hair.
Increasing your diet with chicken, nuts, and fruits can boost levels of Vitamin C and other minerals that can help foster the healthy growth of your hair follicles. If you’re not getting all you need from your diet, you can enhance it with vitamin supplements that can provide these essential nutrients to keep you looking young.
Look for formulas that contain –
- Biotin – Including micronutrient biotin in your diet should be of great interest to anyone looking to maintain their healthy hair. Responsible for turning food into energy for your body, making sure biotin is included into each serving helps produce keratin which increases hair elasticity and overall hair health. Items like oats, egg yolks, and spinach are full of biotin.
- Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is important in terms of improving blood circulation to the hair bulb. Found in food like eggs, poultry, and meat, this vitamin not only helps out cholesterol but also reduces scalp inflammation and helps grow keratin.
- DHT blockers are more of a direct and effective route to go if you’re looking to quickly combat pattern baldness. These blockers work against DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which is the hormone responsible for balding. Adding green tea and other supplements tend to produce great results. (Beta-Sitosterol & Saw Palmetto)
- MSM, or sulfur, is key for healthy collagen and keratin, which are essential to healthy hair growth. Important for its anti-inflammatory effects on hair follicles, it’s probable that your diet already includes sulfur. Coffee, apples, and whole grains are just some of the many items full of this vitamin.
Going this route can be as easy as taking a pill every day. Also, ask your doctor or a dietitian about what works best for you and your daily routine.
Don’t neglect your facial hair (for men)
Particularly for men, it’s easy to forget about the hair on your face in combination with the hair on your head. In terms of your overall appearance, facial hair plays a huge role in how you look, and how you appear to age so taking equal care of your facial hair is essential.
Starting with shaving, it’s crucial to keep in mind what kind of products you’re using and how it will affect the trimming of your facial hair and the hair follicles. For the best results, try skin-protecting razors and shave products that not only provide a clean shave but also add protection to the most sensitive part of your face.
The same goes for other products you may apply to your face, like shaving cream or beard oil. Be sure to read the ingredients in whatever you end up using on your face because these kinds of products can sometimes be damaging to your skin and cause wrinkles or other visible signs of aging.
Be more mindful
At times it can be tough to keep your hair health in mind, but going the extra mile and remembering how your scalp could be affected will prove successful to your aging process. Whether it be ditching a hat every once in a while, taking care of your head during your hair care routine or while out in the sunshine, these are all just minor ways to prevent your hair from visibly aging.
Healthy Aging Month is the perfect time to reflect on how to improve your overall health and take control of your aging process: skin, diet, hair and mind!