Say hello to the latest beauty trend, that’s not really a trend at all! From skin care to hair care, this year is all about glowing from the inside out. It’s all about self-care and the mindset that how you feel on the inside will reflect how you want to look on the outside! It’s about overall wellness, and as a hair care company that focuses on a natural, healthy approach, it’s very on brand for us. To go along with this wellness craze that seems to be taking over (in a good way), we’ve got some tips to share to make sure you feel like your best self.
You Are What You Eat
We are all guilty of at least mild forms of gluttony (hello pizza and wine nights, #AmIRight), sleeping with our makeup on, and going waaaaay too long without getting a trim. And guess what? That’s ok! Life is all about balance.
Let’s start with the one topic we all love, food. Fatty fish are not only healthy and low in calories, they are jam-packed with incredible beauty benefits, too! Three percent of hair is made up of omega-3 fatty acids, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough of those. Add some salmon or sardines to your grocery list next time you’re shopping if you want to up your intake on healthy fats.
Another food that’s completely on trend and is great for your hair, skin and nails is …yup, you guessed it! AVOCADO! Avocado is filled with healthy fats that contain a plethora of vitamins, including A, D and E, as well as some omega-9 fatty acids. All of which helps to even out the skin tone and keep your skin glowing. Plus, there are about a million different recipes for avocado face masks, so it truly is one of the most versatile fruits ever. Some other healthy foods to add to the list are oats, pineapple, tomatoes, walnuts, coconut, spinach and red bell peppers.
Protecting You Hair While You Workout
While you already know working out will leave you feeling great and your skin glowing, did you ever think of protecting your hair while you workout? We’ll let you in on a little secret. The salt in sweat many times dries out our hair without us even knowing, so it’s important to properly cleanse the hair and scalp after a workout. And no, that doesn’t mean dousing your hair in dry shampoo. We’re talking a true scalp and hair cleanse with a high quality shampoo and conditioner (keep reading below). While cleaning is the most important part of healthy hair care if you’re an avid exerciser, you can also take precautionary steps to protect pre-workout, as well.
If you throw in some conditioner to your hair before your workout, it will help to protect it from this. By wearing a light layer of a hair mask/conditioner while you’re burning calories, you are not only protecting your hair, but also saving time by doing two self-care activities at once. This isn’t something you have to do every time you workout, so we like to suggest doing it if you’re planning a workout before your wash day. If working out with product in your hair isn’t your scene, we just recommend a hydrating hair mask at least once a week to keep those locks healthy and moisturized.
We recommend trying out our Boost Leave-In Cream, $30, for your pre-workout protection. You can also use it before blowdrying or as a finishing cream to add in extra moisture, adding volume and shine without leaving it feeling weighed down.
Evolve- Longer, Stronger, Healthier Hair!
We can’t talk about gloss and major shine without talking about our advanced repair Evolve Treatment line. This cutting edge duo is formulated with a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that create an optimal scalp environment for hair to grow longer, stronger and healthier. Evolve helps to strengthen damaged, over-processed hair and improve moisture, health, and shine after just one wash. Additionally, Evolve was designed to be user-friendly and efficient. Simply lather a quarter-sized dot in your hand and massage it into the scalp and ends. Allow the treatment to sit on hair for 5 minutes then rinse. For optimal results, follow with the Evolve conditioner. Use only three times a week and start seeing results instantly. All Zenagen products are certified vegan, gluten-free, color safe and cruelty-free. Shop the Evolve line here!
Glowing From the Inside Out
Practicing gratitude is so important to help you feel good. Whether it be meditation, yoga, writing down what you’re grateful for or showing kindness and compassion to a stranger. It is important to practice gratitude not only for you to feel good inside, but it also helps make this world a better place. It only takes 5 minutes to set aside before you know it you’ll be to shining your positivity on to others and truly glowing from the inside out.
This year’s beauty trend is about so much more than just glowing on the outside. We are seeing a major switch in society, where more and more people standing for what they believe in, being authentic and making a difference. All while radiating a positive glow on to others and influencing them to do the same. There are so many layers to feeling good, glowy and feeling beautiful of course! Here at Zenagen, it’s about so much more than a great hair day. It’s a transformation that gives you confidence. In the appearance of your hair, that makes you feel good while knowing your using products that a good for you and the world. We’re hopping on this trend train and we invite you to do the same!