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Shining A Light On Omega Fatty Acids (Food For Your Skin)



Omega Fatty Acids are valuable fats, for your body and skin health. There are 11 omega fatty acids altogether, two of them ( omega 3 & 6) are considered Essential Fatty Acids because the body cannot make them on its own.


Among these Omega's the most vital for skin health is Omega 3, 6, and 9. However, it's important to get the right ratio in your diet. A lower ratio of Omega 6 & 9 / Omega 3 fatty acids is the most important for body and skin health.


These Essential fatty acids are a major component of the lipid barrier of skin that prevents excessive moisture loss. They help repair tissue damage, maintain the impermeable skin barrier and regulate cell functions.


Here is a list of foods that are rich in omega 3, 6 & 9 fats that you can add to your daily diet:


OMEGA 3 SOURCES:

- Mackerel

- Salmon

- Sardines

- Herring

- Walnuts

- Chia Seeds

- Soybeans (Roasted)

- Flaxseeds

- Cod liver oil



OMEGA 6 SOURCES:

- Walnuts

- Tofu

- Sunflower Seeds

- Hemp Seeds

- Peanut Butter

- Avocado Oil

- Eggs

- Almonds


OMEGA 9 SOURCES:

- Olive Oil

- Cashew Nut Oil

- Almond Oil

- Avocado Oil

- Peanut Oil

- Almonds

- Cashews

- Walnuts


If you find it hard to get these food sources a daily supplement is a good idea, our favourites are DMK EFA+ and Advanced Nutrition Programme Supplements.


We hope this has helped you become clear about Omegas and the benefits adding more into your diet can help your skin and body.


Juliet x