How fatty acids benefit our skin

IMG_4392-1 How fatty acids benefit our skin

You’ll know by now that fatty acids are good for our health but they are also incredibly effective for our skin too. To the extent that they’ve been creeping into a range of skincare products. One of our favourite creams for dry skin, La Biosthetique Menulphia Regenerante – Intensive Care Cream is packed with essential fatty acids which acts as a skin care and body booster.

And according to WebMD, they’re called essential fatty acids (EFA) for a reason — your body needs them! And it doesn’t make EFAs on its own; you only get them from the foods you eat or the products you put on the skin.

Key elements in a natural skin care diet, essential fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s are the building blocks of healthy cell membranes. These polyunsaturated fats also help produce the skin’s natural oil barrier, critical in keeping skin hydrated, plumper, and younger looking.

If you’re not getting enough EFAs in your diet, your skin may be dry, inflamed, and prone to whiteheads and blackheads. Yet there’s more to essential fatty acids than plumper skin.

EFAs can be real skin care powerhouses. Research suggests that they may not only reduce sun sensitivity in those with photodermatitis, they may also diminish the inflammation associated with acne. Other studies found that psoriasis treatment that included medication and EFA supplementation was more successful than treatment with medication alone.

And omega-3s can help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke and may reduce symptoms of joint pain and depression. They may even boost your immunity and forestall Alzheimer’s disease. Those are some powerful body-boosting fats!

If you’re ready to boost your body and skin with these smart fats, here’s what you need to know: Most of us have diets woefully short on omega-3s and too rich in omega-6s. To boost body and skin, the idea is to keep these nutrients in balance, easier to do when you know their sources.

Omega-3s are found in:

  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Flax
  • Safflower oil
  • Walnuts
  • Sardines
  • Soy
  • Fortified eggs

Omega-6s are generally found in:

  • Baked goods
  • Cooking oils
  • Poultry
  • Grains

A well-balanced diet contains proteins, carbohydrates, and these good-for-you fats. Healthy fats are vital to healthy bodies — and great skin!

La Biosthetique Menulphia Regenerante – Intensive Care Cream is a non greasy regenerating cream for normal, slightly dry to demanding skin. Slows down the elastin breakdown so that the skin keeps its vigour. The skin becomes distinctly smoother and firmer.

Apply Menulphia Regenerante as part of the evening and/or morning care to the cleansed, toned face and neck.

 

 

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