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    Default Are you as meticulous with your skin care as you are with your hair?

    We of the LHC go through great lengths (no pun intended!) to take good care of our hair. Some would even call us obsessed!

    But what about skin, and even nails? Do you spend as much time on these areas of the body as well? Or is it just having long, healthy hair that you focus on?

    For me, it's all three! Hair, skin, and nails. I find that they all go together.
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    Well I take good care of my hair, and that influences my nails a lot. When I used to shampoo and condition as normal my nails grew very slowly and were flaky and weak - since starting to CO my nails are strong and grow so so fast. CO was all that changed so im thinking maybe the SLS in my shampoos was effecting my nails. However I work with farm animals so I cut my nails all the time anyway.

    With my skin I try to us as many natural products as possible to replace 'conventional' (as i also do with my hair). I use honey to wash and aloe vera gel and oils to moisturise. The only makeup I wear is a tinted moisturiser with sunscreen in it
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    Default Re: Are you as meticulous with your skin care as you are with your hair?

    Well, I pay more attention to the hair. Everything else is pretty much benign neglect. (I do put on lotion every once in a while.)
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    Default Re: Are you as meticulous with your skin care as you are with your hair?

    I also take care of hair/skin/nails.

    I oil my face/hair/body daily.

    clean and moisturize my face with a blend of Almond & Jojoba oil.

    oil my body with a blend of Coconut/Olive oil.

    keep my finger and toe nails nicely filed and clean.

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    Default Re: Are you as meticulous with your skin care as you are with your hair?

    I go through phases. First I was meticulous about nails. Now it's hair. I kind of went through the face phase a long time ago. Each phase kind of served for me to figure out what worked for me, and then I don't tweak it much.

    Face: Not much cleaning, tons of moisture, light tinted moisturizer or bb cream. Benzoyl peroxide works better than salicylic acid for my acne. Most of my acne is hormonal, rare, and can't be helped much

    Nails: PAMPER THE CUTICLES. Learning what worked for my nails helped me a lot when learning about what my hair wants, because the concepts are the same. You have to find a balance of moisture and protein. For me, my nails like protein, but they don't need too much or they become brittle. But my cuticles love moisture and are always cracked and sad. Additionally, massaging cuticles makes nails happy.

    Hair: Still learning. A lot like nails.

    Edit: Hah, I think my hair is also like my face. Not much cleaning please.
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    Default Re: Are you as meticulous with your skin care as you are with your hair?

    I'm as inconsistent about caring for either, if that's what you mean

    Sometimes I'm so careful with my hair, deep treatments and wearing it up all the time, other times I'll just sleep with it loose.

    Sometimes I wear sunscreen religiously and use retinol at night, other times I...well... forget to go to church, let's just put it that way.

    I suppose I'm still more careful with my hair though, I always wash it a particular way.

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    Default Re: Are you as meticulous with your skin care as you are with your hair?

    I care as much about my skin as my hair.

    Thing is, I know much more about HOW to care for my hair than my skin. I'm still trying to find a routine for my skin and face...and I'm nearly 30. Gah.
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    Goodness no. My skin thrives on benign neglect. My facial routine is moisturiser twice a week, occasional honey washes when necessary, and even more occasional brown sugar scrubs. The rest of me gets washed in the shower, and occasionally moisturised. It seems happy that way. My nails I just keep clean, filed smooth for finger-combing, and short-ish (never more than a millimetre or two past my fingertip). I don't paint them, it looks and feels wrong on me and I've always hated the smell and hassle anyway.

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    Default Re: Are you as meticulous with your skin care as you are with your hair?

    I wear sunscreen and translucent mineral powder when I'm out.
    I wash my face with Kiss My Face olive oil soap and exfoliate once a week. In winter I'll add some alpha hydroxy cream.
    My nails are short and buffed.
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    Default Re: Are you as meticulous with your skin care as you are with your hair?

    I take extremely good care of my skin, better than my hair and nails actually (of course that doesn't mean that I don't take very good care of my hair). My nails always seem to be a bit of an afterthought though. I do weekly manicures and keep them relatively short, but I'm not that high maintenance with my nails, really.

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