Does zinc benefit our skin & help prevent acne?

zinc supplement in chelate form

Two readers have mentioned the benefits of using zinc supplements for healthier skin.  Pei Fang aka pf1123 mentioned that zinc might help to reduce inflammation, reduce acne and acne scarring.  And in one of my earlier posts on cheek acne, a reader by the name of Lily suggested taking zinc tablets to help with acne….

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DIY Beauty: Kiwifruit exfoliating cleanser

kiwi fruit cleanser

Lately, we’ve been consuming lots of kiwifruits. The supermarkets here are promoting them rather aggressively, on the basis that they contain lots of vitamins to help improve our immunity against swine flu. Well, indeed they are! Full of vitamin goodness Kiwifruits or kiwis are full of vitamins and minerals, making them highly nutritious. They contain an…

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Consuming diary products caused my acne


For a couple of months since last quarter of 2008 till about March this year, I was struggling with a stubborn case of cheek acne.  It was exasperating because I rarely had such a bad skin condition.  Initially I thought it was most probably due to the oil cleansing method I was trying out.  However, the acne…

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Goodness from multivitamins & multiminerals

Centrum multi vitamins minerals supplement

Did any one of you attend the Glow Workshop organized by Watsons last Saturday? Well, I did! And since attending the workshop, I’ve been taking Centrum, a multimineral and multivitamin formula oral supplement. Difference between vitamins and minerals Well, it came in the goodie bag from the workshop and after listening to the talk by…

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