Q: I have a scar on my face that really jumps out when I look in the mirror. Is there any way (short of plastic surgery) that I can get rid of it or at least make it less noticeable?
A: Just massage a little olive oil into the scar once a day. How quickly you’ll see results will depend on the size and depth of the scar. But over time, it will lighten the mark and reduce the raised flesh. Incidentally, olive oil is one of the simplest—and most effective—moisturizers you can use on your face. So while your scar is fading, your skin will be looking dewy and youthful, too!
Q: I’m dreading winter—mostly because my skin gets super dry once cold weather moves in. Why does this happen every year, and is there anything I can do to prevent it?
A: As we get older, the outermost layer of our skin naturally loses some of its ability to hold water. While aging isn’t within our control, other factors contribute to dry skin, including indoor heat, prolonged sun exposure, leisurely baths, and even frequent air travel. If you can eliminate any of these causes, you can help your skin stay moist a bit longer.
Q: I always seem to get a headache right after dinner a couple days a week, and my menu is pretty consistent from week to week. Are my meals causing me more pain than pleasure?
A: Many people do in fact find that the onset of headaches—particularly migraines—is connected to what they eat. So keep a food journal and watch your menu to see if it contains things like alcohol, aged cheese, smoked fish, sour cream, yogurt, or chocolate. These are all common trigger foods, and if your menu remains fairly constant, it should be easy to see if your diet is causing your pain.
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