Does zinc benefit our skin & help prevent acne?

 Does zinc benefit our skin & help prevent acne?

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.

I recommend taking zinc tablets. Zinc is really good for skin healing. I’ve been taking a zinc tablet combined with a vitamin C tablet and I’ve noticed my skin is healing faster and the scars on my cheeks are fading quicker!

DIY Beauty: Kiwifruit exfoliating cleanser

 DIY Beauty: Kiwifruit exfoliating 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!

Consuming diary products caused my acne

cheese 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 did not really clear up even after I stopped using that cleansing method.  In fact, I started to develop a few more on other parts of my face. 

Heliocare: oral sun protection from inside out

heliocare Heliocare: oral sun protection from inside out

I bought the Heliocare Oral recently because I thought it might be a good idea to get extra protection from the oppressive sun rays these days.  Since I only apply my sunscreen in the morning and can’t apply another layer of sunscreen in the middle of the day, these oral capsules offer me peace of mind when I have to walk under the hot sun without any form of shading.