The Best Kept Beauty Secret: Biotin Pills

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There are thousands of products that claim to be the best kept beauty secret. Most of them are for external use only. A scrub that you apply twice a day to remove the dead skin, moisturizer with added sunscreen, and natural oils to give your skin a radiant glow. Few however, are oral supplements that you can take on the daily basis that help improve the texture of your skin, quality of your nails, and strength of your hair like biotin.

Biotin is a vitamin found in small amounts of food. It is used to help prevent biotin deficiency associated with pregnancy, malnutrition, and rapid weight loss. It is also used to treat hair loss and brittle nails along with an array of other things. If you do not suffer from any of these medical problems biotin can still be useful to you.

I have been taking the pills for the past two months everyday and I have seen a drastic improvement in the quality of my nails, skin, and hair. My skin has always been relevantly good but now the texture is much smoother and free of bumps. My nails also appear to be much stronger. They have show vast improvement length wise and have not broken off when in the past they would have at this length. My hair has probably shown the most productivity. It has always been dry and with my starter locs it had become even dryer but I noticed an almost unbelievable increase in the length and texture. It is much smoother yet stronger and has grown an inch or so in just a month.

I encourage anyone who is interested in improving the strength, appearance, and health of there hair, nails, and skin to try Biotin pills. It is a natural supplement and can be found at any drug store. Please speak to your doctor for advice in regards to the appropriate dosage you should take and just sit back and wait for your great results to arrive. I do not think you will be disappointed.

What are some of other great, natural vitamins and supplements that you guys are taking?

I hope you all have a lovely day,

Krystal

Fitness Fail

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Recently, I have been trying to get more into shape. Everyone in my family is very fit and watching them work out all the time has inspired me to try to tone up those problem areas a little more. I do not desire to lose any weight because I am already very petite but I would like to have a more defined figure. Some form of a bottom would be nice. Below is a very rough outline of the work out regime that I have been doing in the mornings.

30 min on the Elliptical
150 crunches
100 swats
A lot of jumping jacks
A bunch of lunges
2 sets of one min wall-sits

As you can see my work out regime is not exactly organized in anyway as I am not sure what exercises I should be doing to achieve the form that I want but I can tell you that I am exhausted after doing so. I will be researching exercises and will let you guys know when I have come up with a plan that works for me. Until then I would like to hear what you guys do for exercise! Whether its going to the gym, hiking, bike riding, swimming or whatever. And do you have any suggestions for me? I’m in need of some help clearly!

I hope you have a lovely day!

Krystal

My Dental Hygiene Routine

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I wanted to discuss a topic that is very near and dear to my heart and that is dental hygiene!
I know that this is a weird topic to discuss because you probably don’t really care about whats going on in my mouth but dental hygiene is extremely important and I wanted to share the routine I use to maintain a fresh, beautiful smile.

Brush my Teeth
I brush my teeth using a regular, non electronic tooth brush for about a minute, making sure I don’t miss a single tooth and rotate my brush in different angles for the best results. I use Colgate tooth paste but for the purposes of this photo I use Aim.

Use the Tongue Scrapper
After I have brushed my teeth I use a Tongue Scrapper which I purchased from Rite Aid to scrap off any excess material on my tongue. I really love this little guy because after you use it you can see all the plaque and bacteria that is left behind on your tongue that it helps get rid of.

Use the Placker
I’m not sure why these little guys are called Plackers but they are great nonetheless. A Placker is pretty much a little flossing tool that has a pick at the end. Similar to the ones that they use at the dentist for getting into those hard to reach places between your teeth. I first floss between all my teeth and flip up the little pick on the end to finish off the job.

Mouthwash
Mouthwash is my favorite thing because it leaves your mouth feeling very fresh and clean. I use Listerine which not only has a lovely scent, but helps fight plaque build up and bacteria. It can be strong but I know there is a more mild form than the original along with a kids kind as well.

Occasional Whitening with Crest White Strips
When I want to whiten my teeth I use Crest White Strips. There are a lot of forms of white strips and mouth guards used for whitening out there but this is the one that has worked best for me. I usually leave it on for about 20 minutes every once in a while and it truley whitens my teeth.

That is my dental hygiene routine folks! I am sorry that it was so graphic but I really wanted to let you in on how I clean my teeth. This is my routine for in the morning. I brush my teeth twice a day but at night I usually only use the tongue scrapper along with my tooth brush. If you have any questions please feel free to write it in the comments and let me know if you guys have any tips and tricks for tooth brushing!

I hope you have a lovely day!

Krystal