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Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Skin Health

Omega-3 fatty acids play an essential role in supporting skin health by helping the structure and function of skin cells in several ways:

  1. Moisture Retention: Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain the skin's natural lipid barrier, which is essential for retaining moisture. This barrier prevents water loss from the skin, keeping it hydrated and preventing dryness and flakiness.

  2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce inflammation in the skin. Inflammation can show up in so many skin conditions, such as Acne, Rosacea, Eczema etc. Reducing inflammation from the inside out is key to support the healing process.

  3. Wound Healing: Omega-3 fatty acids play a role in promoting wound healing by reducing inflammation and speeding up the skin's repair process. They help regulate the inflammatory response, allowing the skin to heal more efficiently.

  4. Sun Protection: While omega-3 fatty acids cannot replace sunscreen protection, some research suggests that they can offer some protection against sunburn and UV-induced skin damage. They have antioxidant properties that help neutralize free radicals generated by UV radiation, reducing oxidative stress on the skin.

  5. Collagen Production: Omega-3 fatty acids support collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. By promoting collagen synthesis, omega-3s can help maintain skin firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Including food sources of omega-3s such as fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines), flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts in your diet can also hugely benefit your skin.

If you find it difficult to get enough Omega 3 into your diet, we recommend taking a daily supplement. We love Bare Biology there range of Fish Oils are ethical, super pure, powerful & sustainable.

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