Friday 31 October 2014

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“thyme” might be a better acne cure


Growing up, you always assume you’ll reach an age where you’re pimple-free. Never happens. Don’t fret! New research suggests that you can hit up your herb garden instead of shelling out bucks at the pharmacy. A little bit of thyme could clear your skin up better than any cream.

Most commercially available treatments rely on benzoyl peroxide to work as an antibacterial. Turns out, thyme contains the exact same active ingredient in high concentrations. Across the researchers’ tests, a tincture made from thyme beat remedies you’d find at your pharmacy, hands down.

check out the the original article from Gizmodo / Eureka Alert!, written by Jamie Condliffe

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