For years we have been listening that fats are the main cause behind several health issues, especially cardiac diseases. We all have been hearing and reading about fats being considered unhealthy. To your surprise, studies show that fatty acids are essential for your health and the good condition of your skin. That is why you often find fatty acids as key ingredients in all kinds of quality skincare products.
What Exactly Are Omega Fatty Acids?
The lipid-carboxylic acid chains are so-called fatty acids. They are naturally found in vegetable oils and animal fats. Out of the 11 omega fatty acids, the most known and essential ones are omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9. These types of fatty acids are mostly known to everyone because of their direct involvement with human health. Let’s have a look at how do these fatty acids work and provide so many benefits to our body and skin.
These are the polyunsaturated fatty acids that are chemically composed of ALA (alpha-linolenic), DHA, and EPA. This type of fatty acids plays a very important role in the normal functioning of the brain and heart. They also help reduce inflammation. Very beneficial for people having high cholesterol levels. These fatty acids are naturally found in walnuts, soybeans, canola oil, salmon, and tuna. We can get the wholesome benefits of these fatty acids by simply making these foods a part of our lives.
These fatty acids are composed of ALA, GLA, and arachidonic acid. These fatty acids keep our bones and joints healthy. They also balance the cholesterol levels keep your heart healthy. You can get these fats naturally from nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachio. Olive oil and sunflower oil are also great sources of omega-6 fatty acids.
These are monounsaturated fatty acids composed of erucic acid, oleic acid, and gondoic acid. These fatty acids have got several benefits for keeping your skin healthy and glowing. They help maintain normal blood pressure, which will consequently help promote your heart health. You can obtain these fatty acids from sesame seeds, olives, walnuts, peanuts, and avocado.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are not only essential to consume from our daily diet, but when applied to the skin. Studies have shown they also play an important role in maintaining skin's healthy and youthful appearance.
What makes Essential Fatty Acids Special?
To understand the composition and functioning of fatty acids we must be completely aware of the scientific facts related to them. Fatty acids are mainly divided into two categories—the essential and non-essential fatty acids. The fatty acids that the human body cannot synthesize are known as essential fatty acids and vice versa. The most important of these are linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, collectively known as EFAs. To fulfill the body’s needs for these essential fatty acids we need to obtain these through our diet.
As their name suggests, EFAs are extremely essential for your body. They promote skin cell growth which is a key factor in achieving healthy glowing skin. These fats protect your skin by forming an oil barrier on your skin. This oil barrier locks moisture in your skin keeping it hydrated and young.
Losing these essential fatty acids mean losing the protective barrier. This will make your skin more susceptible to dryness, acne, whiteheads, and blackheads. Apart from reducing acne fatty acids benefit your skin in a lot of other ways. Scientific research show UV protecting capabilities of fatty acids. They shield your skin from the harmful rays of the sun keeping it protected from inflammation and acne outbreaks. Recent studies prove EFA supplemented medicines very much favorable for the treatment of skin conditions like psoriasis. This can be a breakthrough in treating several other skin diseases as well.
In addition to sin benefits, EFAs are helping and protecting your body in several other ways also. They help prevent elevated cholesterol, diabetes, and several other brain and heart conditions.
Starting Your Essential Fatty Acids Routine
It’s never too late for starting something new and healthy. No matter which age group you belong to, you can take the first step towards healthy skin now.
To keep your skin healthy and for reducing signs of aging, you must follow an EFA routine. You can begin with including omega-3 and omega-6 foods in your diet. Make sure to have a 4:1 ideal ratio for omega-6 and -3. This will help you maintain a desired balance of fats.
The next step would be using skincare products having EFAs as their basic ingredient. You can use EFA enriched lotions and moisturizers to hydrate your skin. These will help maintain your skin’s youth and freshness.
Each Omega fatty acid provides a role in anti-aging, replenishing, and hydrating benefits for the skin. That’s why La Coéss REVITALISÉ Nutrient Organic Face Oil is formulated to contain various types of omega fatty acids. Omega-3 benefits along with partner omega-6 and -9 will give your skin the essential nutrition, from the outside-in and help you have younger, and healthier-looking skin.
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