Zinc is an important trace mineral that we all need to remain healthy. One of the obvious signs of a deficiency is hair loss, but this is usually temporary and regrowth will occur once zinc levels are corrected through supplementation. Most people in developed countries don’t have to worry about supplementing because they get enough…

I recently discussed how drinking spearmint tea can help reduce acne in women who have a high sensitivity to androgens or have too much testosterone.  When spearmint is used as a tea or as a supplement, it can have beneficial effects on the skin by reducing oil production, reducing pore size, acting as an anti-inflammatory…

When we are young our skin is able to snap back into position very quickly. However, with age, the amount of time the skin takes to return to its position is slowed and this is a sign that you’re losing the elastic fibers due to the effects of photoaging and the aging process itself. In…

Although there are a huge number of vitamin supplements out there designed to help improve your skin, nail, and hair growth, the vast majority of them contain massive amounts of biotin. It’s almost impossible to find a good multivitamin supplement without mega-dosing on biotin. Although very safe in high amounts, some people can experience side effects…

Eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition that can affect children and adults. Although most vegans will experience an improvement in their skin, some people believe that their diet may be causing eczema. Around 20% of school children will develop eczema in the US. Researchers believe that genetics play a strong role, but breastfeeding and diet may play…

Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate are two forms of Vitamin C that are used in skin care products aimed at boosting collagen synthesis and reversing signs of damage and aging in the skin. Both have their advantages and disadvantages when it comes to stability, cost, and effectiveness. In this article, I will look at…