Dr. Susan’s Health Tip: Squalane for Healthy Skin


Would you like to have radiant and glowing skin? Are you tired of suffering from dry skin, wrinkles, acne, eczema or puffy eyes? One of the greatest allies that I have found to support and rejuvenate your skin is a substance called squalane.

Squalane is a powerful antioxidant that is produced naturally in all human tissues, with the greatest concentration in the skin. When produced in abundance, it can help to prevent cellular damage from the sun’s ray and the environmental pollutants that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Squalane also helps to protect your skin from oxidative damage thus it helps to slow down the aging process of the skin.

Happily, if your skin is showing signs of wear and tear or aging, squalane is also available as the main ingredient in wonderful and very effective moisturizers, eye creams and cleansers. I love the feel of squalane because it is so silky and soft yet is beneficial for women of all ages, no matter what the condition of your skin. It is one of the few substances that I have found that can be used by women of all ages, with both dry and oily skin.

As a result, I have found it to be beneficial for younger women with acne, eczema or sun damage as well as midlife women who are struggling with dryness and wrinkling.
The best food source of squalane is olive oil. It is also found in palm oil and wheat germ oil. Use olive oil in your salad dressing recipes and when cooking to help keep your skin moist and beautiful.

Squalane based skin care products are readily available through the Internet. As with all skin care products, I recommend that you patch test them on a small area of your skin to make sure that you tolerate them well. Love, Dr. Susan

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