A recent global study, published in PLOS Medicine, finds that increased levels of iron in the blood may lead to a higher risk of getting bacterial skin infections.
To analyze the role of iron in various health conditions, a team of researchers from the US took genetic and clinical data on almost 500,000 people from the UK Biobank. The analysis showed that the excess of iron can cause skin infections.
Co-lead study author Dr. Beben Benyamin, a geneticist at the University of South Australia (UniSA) in Adelaide explains: “In this study, we have provided population-based evidence that iron is associated with certain diseases. The next step is to investigate whether direct manipulation of iron levels improve health outcomes through clinical trials.”
The avocado oil is widely used in many types of creams, moisturizers, and sunscreen, as it is full of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E. Below you can find how exactly this oil can benefit your skin:
Moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
Relieves inflammation from psoriasis and eczema.
Prevents and treats acne.
Accelerates wound healing.
May ease symptoms of a sunburn skin.
Help the skin to stay elastic.
Improves nail health.
Improves scalp health.
Here you can find more information about these benefits for your skin.
It is well-known that all you eat and drink influence the way you and your skin look. Fortunately, in the modern world, it gets easier (and tastier) to eat your way through to a youthful glow. To feel young from the inside, you have to include into your eating plan such products as berries, cucumber, watermelon, and tomatoes. And here are three simple smoothies that can help you and your skin look healthy and glowing.
Ingredients: 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped, 1 cup coconut water, ½ cup chopped cantaloupe, ½ cup chopped papaya, 1 small lemon, peeled, quartered, and seeded, 1-2 ice cubes.
Ingredients: 1 cup coconut water, 1 cup chopped kale, 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, 1 orange, peeled, 2 brazil nuts.
Smoothie Island Time Shifter.
Ingredients: 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, 1 cup fresh or frozen chopped mango, 1 avocado, ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk, 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut, divided, 10 almonds.
In winter, our skin often suffers from excessive dryness, so it needs additional support. One of the ways to help it is the right nutrition.
This vegetable is good for your skin due to its high content of vitamin C. In addition, it is rich in vitamin A, which has antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals and the appearance of wrinkles.