That beauty comes from within is true in so many ways, both because we look healthier when our minds are well and because our skin and hair are affected by what we eat. Serums, creams and facials in all their glory, if you want to give your skin a real boost then omega 3 is the way to go!
In the 1970s, scientists began to see the clear link between good health and the so-called omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in abundance, mainly in wild-caught oily fish, but also in plant sources such as flaxseed, rapeseed and walnuts. Fat is an important source of energy for the body and we need fatty acids such as omega 3 to build the walls of cells (cell membranes) and for the organs to function optimally. The brain is largely made up of omega 3 fats and many studies have shown fewer cases of inflammatory diseases and various cardiovascular problems in people who consume a lot of omega 3.
In short, omega 3 is a super-boost for the body – and since the body can’t produce these essential fatty acids on its own, we need to get them through our diet. As well as lubricating and strengthening the inside of your body, your skin and hair will cheer from a more omega 3 rich diet.
reasons why omega 3 fats are your skin and hair’s best friend
- Stimulates skin cell renewal (hello glow!)
- fights inflammation (a common problem with acne, psoriasis and more)
- Combats dryness and moisturises the skin
- Nourishes brittle and dry hair
- Protects against UV rays