Let's face it…its cold over most of the Northern continent, the air is dry and everything feels a little dehydrated compared to the humid days of summer. So what can you do to help keep your skin moisturized from the inside out?
Here are a few ideas you may want to consider. First and foremost, you must stay adequately hydrated with water, every cell in the body functions with the aid of water. In order to keep skin supple and glowing, it's essential that you get an adequate amount of Omega 3s. You may have heard that Omega 3s are good for your heart, but can Omega 3s be good for your beauty?
Here's the skinny.
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) are the essential components to Omega 3s. EPA's are brain energy support and DHA's assist brain cell membrane function. Regardless of the specifics, EPA and DHA keep all functions of the brain, blood vessels and immune system purring along like a well-oiled machine. Great sources of Omega 3s include salmon, tuna, trout, herring and sardines.
Another source of Omega 3s is ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) which is derived from plant foods like flaxseed, walnuts, and canola oil. ALA must be converted to EPA and DHA in the body to exert its effects, so more is necessary to have the same effectiveness, but it certainly doesn't hurt to include these in your diet.
So what do these fatty acids help do for your beauty?
They help keep the skin clear, the oils help to keep skin lubricated and moisturized. Not only is skin positively affected by these oils, but hair and nails become dry and brittle in absence of the healthy fatty acids that Omega 3s provide. Recent studies have shown Omega 3s help reduce the risk of depression, heart disease and cancer.
Can't stomach the thought of eating fish on a regular basis?
Make sure you get a daily dose of EPA and DHA which can be supplied through a 1000mg supplement. We've also recently discovered an incredible tasting fruit smoothie formula. Barlean's Omega 3 Swirl available in most health food stores.
You'll see the difference in your skin, hair and maybe even your libido. It might just make you feel good!
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