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It's the most common scenario - you're face flares up with acne or other skin complaints and you rush to your favourite beauty store to stock up on the latest skin care. Or maybe you've been bamboozled by what you've seen pop up in your Instagram feed. But, healthy glowing skin, must be managed form the inside out. Skin conditions, such as acne, are a symptom, not a diagnosis. Trying to heal acne by focussing on the skin is not going to yield permanent, glowing results. Yes, absolutely, some treatments may reduce acne in the short term or reduce that...
There is no magic pill when it comes to acne or better skin, but zinc is a first line treatment when it comes with skin conditions like hormonal acne, breakouts and oily skin. Let's take a look at what zinc does.. Zinc is an essential mineral that is needed for numerous healthy bodily functions, like supporting the immune system, healing wounds, and assisting in DNA/protein synthesis and growth. Zinc is not stored for long periods of time in the body, so daily consumption is important for overall maintained health. Our top layer of our skin contains more zinc than any layer underneath, which is...
As a Clinical Nutritionist, I educate my patients on the importance of reading labels—not just food labels, but skincare-product labels as well. And here’s why:
It’s not exactly dinner conversation, but constipation is something that you and I should really talk about. Constipation isn’t merely a painful inconvenience. It can impact many areas of your health and wellbeing, sometimes in very surprising ways. Skin conditions such as puffiness, acne, dark circles under the eyes and even rashes can all stem from internal gut issues. When your bowel movements are regular, chances are that your insides are working well. Regularity, Constipation, and Women Before I delve into solutions for constipation, I'll chat about some quick basics. There is a wide variation in what is considered to be ‘normal’ in terms...