Eat Well for Healthy Skin

So many people are into skin care and keeping their skin looking firm, clear and bright. When it comes to healthy skin, researchers show that what you put in your body is as vital as the products you put on it! Omega’s (healthy fats) are not only known to help your brain, heart and eye health; they also play an important role in both the structure and appearance of your skin. Omegas benefit a whole alphabet of skin concerns; from acne to wrinkles. 

How Omega-3 Helps the Skin

Omegas are made up of mostly fatty acids which are responsible for the health of your skin cell membrane. The cell membrane acts as a barricade to protect the outside layer of your skin from environmental and physical stress.  A healthy membrane improves your cells ability to hold water, to keep your skin moist and soft. Especially during the cold, dry months of winter.

Omega’s play a role in helping keep inflammation down. Inflammation in the skin can lead to skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. Aging skin will also benefit from omegas. Wrinkles are sagging skin due to loss of elasticity; Omegas have shown to increase skin elasticity which will help firm up your skin.

Foods Highest in Omega-3 Fatty acids

    Seafood (especially Mackerel, Tuna, and Salmon)

    Cod Liver Oil (more of a supplement than actual food)

    Flax Seed

    Chia Seeds

    Walnuts

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Supplements are always an option if you don’t like eating many of the above foods, and think you may be lacking in Omega-3’s.

What else….

Whether you are trying to vanquish a particular skin problem or you simply want to keep that youthful glow, try professional skin care products along with a healthy diet full of omega’s, fruits, vegetables and 32 to 64 ounces of water each day.