Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert
A new study has documented the effectiveness of grapefruit juice in preventing weight gain. It also has benefits in reducing insulin sensitivity and controlling glucose.
The authors noticed a 13% weight loss in mice subjected to a high calorie diet over a control group, which is equivalent to the weight loss noticed with Metformin, a drug used to control diabetes and has a side effect of weight loss.
This study is significant in that it shows that a natural fruit juice can be just as effective as a prescription drug in controlling weight gain.
And it costs significantly less.
Another fruit that can be effective, at least on the skin, is our Bare Skin Care Cranberry Fresh, which is excellent in the topical application for acne.
Cranberry Fresh is a wonderful solution for oily and acne-prone skin ! It contains glycolic acid polymer and salicylic acid in order to exfoliate and refine pores of congested skin. This ingredients soften the top layer of the epidermis, and the “cellular cement” that holds the corneum cells together will be resolved. It leaves the skin tight and smooth after use. The cranberry extract and witch hazel have natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic benefits. Normal and mature skin may also enjoy this toner as a stimulating and clarifying alternative to the regular Bare Skin toner. Based on the skin’s needs, it can be used as a spot-treatment, or on the entire face.
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First, the answer is yes, retinol can make wrinkles worse, especially when you first start using it. What is happening is a drying effect, and one can get epidermal sliding from separation from the dermis. But this is temporary, and will eventually end up tightening the skin around the eyelids, provided you are using a potent retinol preparation.