I came across a quote last week that stated: “If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn”, and it really made me think about how different areas of life change and adapt in conjunction with nature. It also made me feel quite empowered and encouraged to deal with life’s adversities with a fearless, more resilient approach.

It’s safe to say we can finally give spring a warm welcome as the trees are full and the weather is good- hopefully for long! Just as nature renews itself during spring, we too should seek to renew ourselves inside and out. From our hair, skin and bodies, to our minds, social lives and all aspects of life that shape who we are, it is a great time to extend the notion of “spring cleaning” into these areas. In addition to encouraging us all to be more resilient in times of hardship, hopefully spring teaches us to also be mindful of the things we allow to enter our precious spaces (mind, body and energy). Whatever you do this spring, let the trees full of blossoms and the brimming flower beds remind you of renewal, resilience and positive change.

Spring products I recommend for renewing skin, hair and energy:

  • Sanctuary White Lilly & Damask Rose body wash – smells like spring and leaves your skin feeling completely revitalised
  • Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask – refreshes and renews skin, and is perfect for all skin types
  • Pantene Pro-V Perfect Hydration Conditioner- highly moisturisng but lightweight, perfect for warm weather
  • Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia Candle – light, sweet scent that creates a relaxing vibe in your space

 

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Being and looking healthy is as much about internal care as it is about external care. Making sure you eat well and keep hydrated can have a huge impact on the overall health of your body (AND the strength of your skin, hair and nails).

As we know, protein is mainly used by the body for cell repair and growth, but it’s not only great for getting lean, it’s also great for the production of keratin which is what our hair, nails and the outer later of our skin are made of.

Adding a few meals to your regular diet that include foods naturally containing protein can help make sure your (muscles) hair, skin and nails are getting the nutrients they need for growth and repair. Simple salads like this can do the job if you need something quick and easy. Salad: two boiled eggs, walnuts, watercress, cherry tomatoes and spinach. (You can even add avocado or salmon, it’s all about what you prefer)

Keeping hydrated should be at the top of your list! Drinking at L E A S T two glasses of water a day is a great habit to adopt. You can even infuse your water with lemon for a boost of vitamin C (optional), or any other fruit you love.

Above all, keeping a balanced diet is essential so always remember to speak with your health practitioner about making any drastic changes to your diet.