Food for thought.
I know I think about what I put on my skin a lot but over time I've realised it’s just as important to moisturise from the inside.
I found the addtion of supplement oils to my diet has also made improvements. I used to have an issue with cracked and splitting cuticles but since adding Evening Primrose oil and Cod liver oil, I’ve since decided to change to Flaxseed oil, the condition has cleared up and my cuticles all look very healthy.
Now it's known that our bodies need Essential Fatty Acids for healthy functioning of our cells and tissue but two of these EFA's our bodies are not able to synthesise and we need these from our food, mainly plant sources. They are Omega 3, alpha-linolenic acid and Omega 6, Linoleic acid.
Alpha-linolenic acid Omega 3 can be found in Flaxseed and Walnuts along with other oils, vegetables and grains.
Linoleic acid Omega 6 can be found in Safflower also known as Thistle, Sunflower and Sesame oil, nuts and leafy vegetables. One of the Omega 6 fatty acids you may have heard of, often talked about but less common is Gamma Linolenic Acid or GLA. This can can be found in Borage oil an oil which tends to be used in skin care as it’s thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Have you noted any changes from taking additional Omega’s in your diet?
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