If you’re eliminating fat from your diet, think again. Experts now agree that the thing you should be reducing is carbohydrates — fats, at least good fats, are essential and benefit your body, even keeping you fuller for longer.
According to WebMD, Essential Fatty Acids, or 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!
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.
One of our favourite skin care products — and also one of our best selling creams — is packed full of essential fatty acids.
Guinot Creme Protection Reparatrice — Face Cream with a protective shield and soothing, repairing care for vulnerable skin.
The main active component is Omega 6 fatty acids: Essential fatty acids known for their nourishing and protective properties, provide the skin with material, which is essential in regards to its protection and comfort.
This product has four main, powerful functions:
- Defends the skin against external sources of aggression.
- Desensitises, soothes feelings of discomfort and heat.
- Restructures the skin’s protective film and reinforces its natural defences.
- Rebalances the skin and provides it with care and serenity.
Apply morning and evening to the face and the neck. It can be applied alone or under the usual care cream.