One Fish..Two Fish..Three Fish Oil…

By April 26, 2012Treatments

Omega 3's for healthy skin In my practice I always stress that skin care is more than just using great products and getting routine facials. Our skin tells us about what’s going on inside and most of the time it’s telling us about our diet and hormones…

Fish oil contains two main types of omega-3 fatty acids: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA keeps the brain functioning properly. And EPA greatly benefits skin by regulating oil production to boost hydration and prevent acne, and by delaying the skin’s aging process to stave off wrinkles. A 2005 study in the Journal of Lipid Research discovered that EPA can help block the release of the UV-induced enzymes that eat away at our collagen, causing lines and sagging skin. Because EPA is both an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent, it can protect against sun damage and help repair it.

For vegetarians like myself, I use a flaxseed and borage oil that does just the same…

DO IT, it’s soooo good for you.