Omega In – Wrinkles Out!
Today we will explore one of the most powerful nutrients known to the human body – Omega 3.
Research has shown that Omega 3 supports heart, brain and eye health, lowering our risk of heart disease and Alzheimers as well as many other chronic diseases.
But did you know that Omega 3 fatty acids also play an important role in the structure and appearance of the skin? The Omega 3 derived from fish oil contains essential fatty acids known as DHA and EPA, which our body cannot produce itself. These fatty acids protect the cells in the epidermis (the top layer of skin), promoting hydration and also work deep inside the dermis (the lower layer of skin) to prevent inflammation. By cocooning the skin cells, Omega 3 has been shown to protect against free radical damage from sun exposure and pollution.
Keeping Your Collagen Healthy
With continual exposure to pollution, stress and unhealthy diets, the body becomes inflamed, which in turn damages the skin’s collagen. When collagen is weakened, the skin is unable to bounce back, leading to wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and on the forehead. Eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as salmon, tuna, chia seeds, flaxseed and walnuts, can support and enhance the structure of the skin, which in turn can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Omega 3 fatty acids are a vital part of your skin’s fat content and serve to boost its protective function by keeping moisture in and irritants out. Insufficient fatty acids cause the skin to become dry, rough and sensitive. So for skin that is truly hydrated from the inside out, think Omega 3!
A plethora of skin conditions such as acne, eczema or rosacea have been shown to improve with adequate levels of omega 3 and if you want firmer, plumper, younger-looking skin, the fatty acids are essential to revealing a youthful complexion.
With so many amazing health and beauty benefits, Omega 3 is a powerhouse nutrient we can’t do without and if you want your best skin ever, it needs to be at the top of your list!