Defining Your Skin with Essential Fatty Acids
Have you ever wondered what essential fatty acids (EFA) are and how they relate to your skin? ‘Essential’ fatty acids defined as compounds that are not made by the human body. Therefore, EFA’s must be taken up by the body by feeding your skin topically and through ingestion.
EFA’s are the building blocks of healthy skin. Essential fatty acids are responsible for regulating cell function and maintaining the integrity of cellular walls which allows proper dispersion of water. When we were younger, our skin was plump and firm because our skin’s cells were loaded with water and contained a healthy amount of fatty acids to keep it this way. The reality of ageing is our ability for our skin’s cells to maintain water declines. Our trans epidermal water loss increases (a measurement of the amount of water that passes from inside the body to the outside via the epidermis) resulting in rough, scaly and saggy skin.
Cell membranes are largely in part made of phospholipids, so topically applied EFA’s can be metabolized by the skin normalizing the cells and improving water-retention to the corneum lay layer. Slow down the ageing process by good hydration using products that contain rich essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins. Examples of essential fatty acids are Omegas 3,6 & 9.
*Good to Know* you can also consume through your diet, rich essential fatty acids which are found in fish, flax, hemp and avocado.
Before bed apply the Night-Time Treatment Oil which promotes young and soft skin while you sleep. Combine with our Nourishing Face Butter or Replenish Face Lotion which is packed with naturally occurring vitamins, antioxidants, beta-carotene and essential fatty acids. Don’t forget to eat more foods that contain essential fatty acids for a 1-2 beauty punch!