HOME REMEDY: Acne
Acne is often linked to hormones, but things can be done to lessen the impact when the oil glands go into overdrive. Nutritionist Michael Murray recommends – among other things – flaxseed oil (flax flowers, left) and chromium. The latter is a trace mineral that helps insulin do its job properly and control blood sugar levels. Too much sugar creates an acidic environment in the body, when we need a balanced or slightly alkaline environment to function optimally – all refined sugar needs to be cut when trying to combat acne. Flaxseed oil is full of beneficial omegas and is a 'good fat' and will not make your skin more oily. Supplements of zinc are great for most skin-related issues, though you should not take these for too long. Natural sources of zinc are oysters and seeds (especially pumpkin), pulses and ginger.
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Daily tip from the lady archive
“PEOPLE cannot help being influenced by their surroundings and their environment; therefore how all important it is that both of these should be healthy and cheery, for health and happiness both go hand-in-hand.”The Lady. The Blessing of Old Health, 18th November 1920