Hey Fish Face!
Are you getting enough Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids in your diet? If so, you have no doubt also noticed it’s amazing side effect of healthier, more beautiful skin and hair. If you are struggling with lackluster skin and hair, you'll want to begin adding these to your diet. Here's why:
Omega 3 fatty acids are the “good fats” that are known to increase heart health and they create a bubble wrap like effect to seal in lipids. But there is an added benefit. These “good fats” are also extremely beneficial in helping your skin look and feel healthier and can help calm and reduce acne breakouts.
Omega 3 fatty acids aid in the health of the cell membrane. The cell membrane is the wall that acts as both the first line of defense in preventing harmful substances from entering the cell and it is the passageway that allows nutrients in and expels toxins. The cell membrane is what influences the cells ability to hold water. Buy maintaining a healthy, hydrated barrier, we trade dry, dehydrated, patchy and itchy skin for plumper, moister and softer skin! Omega 3s help support your skins structure and collagen minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. And yet another benefit of Omega’s is their ability to reduce inflammation and swelling, providing relief from acne, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Beautiful skin and hair are two benefits but there are DOZENS of other benefits such as treating anxiety, depression, asthma, COPD, dementia and diabetes.
There are three main ways to get your Omega’s and they are:
The best source of these healthy fats comes from foods such as seafood, especially tuna, salmon, mackerel and herring. Not a fish lover? Other foods such as flax seed, spinach and avocado and walnuts are great sources of Omega 3’s.
Omega 3’s can be also be taken as a supplement. I take (and recommend)Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega®-D3 because they are lemon coated (NO FISH BURPS!) and they have the added benefit of Vitamin D3.
Topical application of Omega’s provide nutritional and moisturizing benefits deep within the skin tissue. Rhonda Allison has included Omegas into several products such as Infuse 7 , Drop of Essence, and Omega 6 EFA Serum. The Omega’s found in these products will permeate the skin barrier with the added benefit of assisting the penetration of other active ingredients such as antioxidants and antifungal ingredients.
Be well, live passionately! Marie Regan, L.E.
Bel Viso Skin Studio