Acne patients everywhere are in love with banana peels, apple cider vinegar and sea salt. Teenagers are fixated on questions like whether the natural salicylic acid in strawberry juice clears acne like the pharmaceutical version.
If you’re taking the gold standard of bipolar disorder medications lithium carbonate, then you’ve probably experienced the side effect of acne.
If you haven’t, then it’s almost guaranteed that you are about to.
Like kale and blueberries before it, cranberry juice is the superfood of our times. However, it has been eaten in Europe for years. Centuries ago an American boat crashed off the shores of Terschelling Island in Holland. The cranberries spilt into the sand, found the perfect habitat to grow and spread.
Shea butter, sourced from the African subcontinent, is one of the most beloved natural moisturisers for keeping the skin moist and supple. If you’re somebody who shuns commercial moisturisers due to the red and blotchy acne they cause, then you’ve probably heard of shea butter.
Human civilisation has evolved a lot since 4000 years ago. You don’t have to worry about disease, you don’t have to worry about the river Nile being invaded by frogs. You don’t get to battle enemy empires with swords anymore (unfortunately).