The other benefit is that you can take diluted apple cider vinegar and just put it on a piece of cotton, and then you can just pretty much sort of swab your face and then leave it on for ten minutes and then wash it off. What that will do is the malic acid in vinegar will act like a natural alpha hydroxy acid, which is what they use to peel the skin, right, so do the skin peel.
But it’s gentle enough that you are not going to get that effect, that strong peel effect. So it’s very gentle. So if you do that every day for a week, you actually begin to see that your face will be, the tone will improve and you also find that the blotches and the texture will also improve.
And women that deal with dark rings under their eyes, I heard you mention Asian pears. Are you kidding me?
Dr. Maoshing Ni:
No, this is actually one of the secrets of Asian women – Asian pear. The traditional remedy for getting rid of dark circles under your eyes. I have an excellent recipe for that, you just peel it, de-core it, take a tablespoon of honey, put in the middle, and steam it for 15 minutes. Not only does it make a delicious dessert, but you’ll be happy to see that in the morning, your dark circles will go away.
Dr. Mao, a lot of people are now getting wise to the health benefits that come from flax seed. Can you talk about flax oil versus flax seed and what women should know?
Dr. Maoshing Ni:
Well there’s two different components to this flax seed, right? There’s the flax oil, which people will take for its rich omega-3 fatty acids, and those omega fatty acids are really good for the good cholesterol. It prevents plaque from building up and hardening of the arteries; it reduces inflammation. So, it’s just a wonderful supplement that everybody should have benefit from. So I recommend highly flax seed oil.
But the lignin that is contained in the hull of the flax seed often doesn’t make it into the flax oil.