What Can Whey Protein Do For My Skin and Hair?

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This is a common question that we get asked quite a bit around here. See, we’re health freaks to a certain extent. Well, not all of us but most. I know Brandon is really into fitness and health. In fact, he’s so into it that he stays on a strict diet just to keep healthy. While we all can’t be dedicated to health and wellness, we certainly can do a few minor things to help move things in the right direction, starting with whey protein.

Have you ever wondered if drinking those awful tasting protein shakes did anything for your body other than make you feel full? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to share some knowledge with you that relates to consuming whey protein for your skin and hair.

whey protein for skin and hair

Believe it or not, there’s a long list of benefits when it comes to consuming this protein powder. But first, before I get started I have to do a shameless plug here for a protein powder that I simply cannot live without. The brand is called PEScience and they produce the best tasting protein that you’ll ever consume in your life.

Don’t believe me? Buy it and if you think it’s awful, send it to me and I’ll pay you for it. That’s how much I love this stuff. Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Here’s why you need whey protein in your life (for your skin and hair’s sake).

Reasons To Consume Whey Protein For Better Skin and Hair

This is not a complete list of reasons, but the most important based on the research that I’ve done. One of the main reasons you should drink whey protein shakes is that doing so promotes hair growth. Protein is so important when it comes to hair since hair is made up of it. Having a protein deficiency can really destroy your hair, causing lots of hair loss even. Consuming ample amounts of protein in your diet can prevent hair problems and receding hairlines. Sure, it’s not foolproof but it will help!

Another reason you want to consume those whey protein shakes is to help increase the strength of your skin. Collagen typically boosts when drinking whey protein. Your skin will feel more elastic and firm if you do drink whey. Not to mention the benefits you’ll see in bones, teeth and other physical attributes. While I’m on the subject, I should also mention that whey protein helps your skin maintain its elasticity and firm feeling.

As for your scalp, consuming whey protein will improve that as well. Plan on having shinier hair as a result. Downing those protein shakes will, in fact, reduce the chances of developing dandruff as well as psoriasis of the scalp.

This one is sure to throw you off. I’m willing to bet that you didn’t know that whey protein can actually be applied to your skin in the form of a cleanser and toner. In fact, there are lots of companies out there that are incorporating this into their topicals for the added benefit it provides. You can even make your own toner using whey protein.

If you’re having issues with acne and balancing your skin’s pH levels, then this is the place to start. By that I mean the place to start is drinking whey shakes and soaking in a tub of it as well. Believe it or not, 20 minutes in the bathtub taking a whey bath can do wonders for your skin.

Now, that’s literally just scratching the surface in terms of what adding a little whey protein into your life can do. If you’re not afraid to take action then start by hitting up the local nutrition store for some whey!

What Can Whey Protein Do For My Skin and Hair?
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Gina V.

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Gina is a self-taught skin care enthusiast with 10 years of experience in cosmetology. Her quest for perfect skin allows us to share many of her experiences here on this site and on our YouTube channel.

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