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Omega 3 is a fish oil which has countless benefits for our skin. Omega 3 contains two main types of essential fatty acids which the body cant produce itself: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), essential fatty acids the body can’t produce itself. DHA maintains the good operation of the brain. EPA, on the other hand, is known for its skincare benefits.

Omega 3 is anti-ageing because it is rich in fatty acids. Each cell at the surface of the skin is surrounded by two layers of fat that make up the cell wall. These layers are responsible for giving skin its plump, healthy appearance by preserving moisture and protecting the cells against harmful free radicals. However, as we age skin cells become thinner and consequently form less protective barriers. Skin therefore loses moisture and elasticity, and this in turn leads to the formation of wrinkles. Omega 3 prevents that phenomena and helps the skin layers hold onto water, leading to moister, softer skin, and plumper skin cells. In addition, EPA blocks the release of enzymes caused by sun damage: it protects skin cells against sun-induced inflammation. This boosts collagen and helps prevent wrinkles. These characteristics of Omega 3 maintain a youthful skin.

Omega 3 is also an efficient acne remedy. Acne is caused by an excess of sebum which clogs pores and traps bacteria. Omega 3 fatty acids regulate oil production to avoid pores clogging, thus working for both dry and oily skin conditions. Moreover, EPA produces hormones called prostaglandins, which prevent your body from producing too much sebum in the hair follicles, helping to unclog pores. Therefore, by consuming Omega 3 rich food you can soothe your skin’s inflammation from within, or externally by applying Omega 3 rich cream.

Omega 3’s benefits also make it a valuable treatment for other skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.

Omega 3 rich foods include chia seeds, salmon, tuna, spinach and kidney beans.

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