Hair, Skin, & Nail Supplements: Are They Worth the Investment?
Many of us are always looking for ways to grow our hair, strengthen our nails, and improve our skin. There are a lot of products out there that provide these benefits and come in forms of creams, serums, powders, and supplements. With claims that these products can drastically improve the health and appearance of your hair, skin, and nails, we are seeing a trend of people incorporating them into their beauty routine. The effectiveness of topical treatments varies depending on the user, but supplements that are taken orally are largely debated. Are costly hair skin and nail supplements worth the price? Let’s dig deeper.
According to a recent study conducted by Consumer Reports, the question is widely debatable. The reason for this is because there are so many different supplements out there and not all of them are created equally. Also, these supplements contain vitamins and minerals that should already be incorporated into a healthy diet. If you are someone who struggles with incorporating vitamins, more specifically vitamin A, Collagen, or Iron into your daily diet, it can affect the overall health and appearance of your hair, skin, and nails.
Something to keep in mind when you are shopping for hair, skin, and nail supplements is that not all supplements available are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is a cause for concern because without an FDA seal, you cannot truly know what the supplement is made up of. They could contain harmful ingredients, or the concentrations of the ingredients can be falsely shown on the label.
Yet another thing to keep in mind is that consuming too much of a vitamin or mineral can also be damaging to your body. For example, someone who consumes too much vitamin A on a daily basis could experience hair loss. If you are already getting enough of a vitamin through your diet, taking a supplement for that same vitamin is not necessary.
If you are considering taking a hair, skin, and nail supplement, be sure to discuss which ones are safe with your doctor first. If they give you the ok, make sure to choose a supplement that has an FDA approved seal.
For those who do not feel comfortable with taking a supplement, talk with your hairdresser at your next appointment. Your hairstylist can offer a surplus of advice on how to improve the health and appearance of your hair, skin, and nails. Need to book an appointment? Contact us at 610-489-2049 today!