We generally avoid having fats in our diet to trim our waist but your skins will not thank you for cutting fats from your diet. Fats are necessary for skin but here fat refers to Healthy Fats. Healthy bodies need healthy fats and healthy skin needs essential fatty acids.
What are Essential Fatty Acids?
Essential fatty acids (EFA) are key elements to include in your Natural Skincare diet. EFA are the acids like Omega-3s, Omega-6s and Omega-9s. These fatty acids are building blocks of healthy cell membranes. EFA are on made on its own instead you can only get them from the food you eat.
How Essential fatty acids benefit our skin?
Essential Fatty Acids are good for everything; it is linked to Healthy Hearts, Joints, Brain Development and also Healthy Skin. As we grow older our sebum glands start producing less oil which results in Dry, Flaky and Duller Skin which is more prone to irritation.
Our top layer of skin is made up of essential fats which create a barrier which is waterproof. This barrier seals moisture and maintains skin lubrication and also protects it against harmful bacteria.
EFA also help skin to keep calm and soothe in skin conditions such as rosacea and psoriasis. They keep cell walls in skin supple which helps excrete toxin from body easily. Omega-3s and omega-6s stimulate production of collagen which keep skin firm.
What happens if Essential Fatty Acids is absent from your Diet?
These fats produce skin natural oil barrier which makes skin hydrated and look younger. If we are not getting enough EFA from your diet, skin may be dry, inflamed and can be prone to whiteheads or blackheads.
How to get Essential Fatty Acids for Skin?
We can get EFA by two ways that is by applying them or by eating them. Let’s discuss it further:
How to use Essential Fatty Acids in Skincare Products?
Applying EFA to skin directly helps barrier functioning healthily. Don’t forget to apply cosmetics containing EFA, if you are exposed to extreme weather like strong sun, wind or cold. Night time is the best time for skin repairs so add EFA to your beauty regime. This can be applied before you apply your Anti-Ageing Cream.
For better results apply EFA in oil form so that it ass from lipid layer of the skin. Massage it on clean and damp skin.
So, pick the ingredients like jojoba oil, sesame seed oil, wheat germ oil and omega 3, 6 and 9 on labels.
How to include Essential Fatty Acids in Diet?
If you are ready to boost up your skin by consuming these smart fatty acids, here What you need to know about Essential Fatty Acids?
Eating EFAs keeps skin hydrated, provides natural protection against UV rays and helps your body absorb other essential vitamins and nutrients.
Generally we have diet rich in omega-6s and we consume omega-3s in very less quantity. So to boost your skin and body, keep all the nutrients in balance. So know about sources of Healthy Fats:-
Omega-3s Rich Foods:-
- Safflower Oil
- Fortified eggs
Omega-6s rich Foods:-
- Baked goods
- Cooking oils
Other than this essential Fatty Acid Foods are Avocado, Broccoli, Spinach, Cabbage, Leafy Vegetables, Kale, Parsley And Brussels Sprouts. So include these healthy fats in your diet and “Have a Great Skin!”
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