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Why you need essential fatty acids in your skincare routine

Why you need essential fatty acids in your skincare routine
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Essential fatty acids are required in our bodies to promote our overall good health and the enhance the appearance and luminosity of our complexions when incorporated into our diet.

Although we know and appreciate the benefits of essential fatty acids, of Omegas 3,6 and 9, many of us do not understand the benefits EFAs can have on our skin when applied topically. Often included in cleansers, moisturisers and treatments, essential fatty acids work to protect and hydrate our skin, strengthening the skin's surface layer to promote a smoother, more youthful complexion.

All skin types can benefit from incorporating EFAs into their routine but those with particularly dry complexions, or those exposed to harsh weather conditions, will really see a transformation in the appearance of their skin once essential fatty acids are applied topically each day.

Why are essential fatty acids good for dry skin?

Essential fatty acids act ast as building blocks in skin cells, supporting your skin's surface to leave your complexion smooth and radiant. As those with dry skin and skin that is exposed to harsh weather conditions are often sensitive and prone to redness, choosing skincare which includes EFAs is so important as essential fatty acids soothe and repair the skin.

By improving moisture levels in your skin, EFAs also help your skin to retain its own moisture which leads to improved texture, softness and elasticity.

OSKIA Micro Exfoliating Balm

Transform dull, tired skin with the OSKIA Micro Exfoliating Balm. Enriched with Omegas 3, 6 and 9, the Balm nourishes and enhances your skin whilst buffing away dead skin cells and impurities. Whilst reinforning the lipid barrier of your skin, the Exfoliating Balm leaves your complexion soft, supple and radiant.

Simply massage into damp skin and rinse off to reveal a divine, glowing complexion.

Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Ageing Omega+ Complex Serum

Treat your skin to a superfood boost with the Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Ageing Omega+ Complex Serum. Utilising the plumping, hydrating benefits of essential fatty acids, the intelligent anti-ageing treatment replenishes your skin and reveals a glowing, youthful complexion.

Eliminating the appearance of dull, tired skin, the Omega+ Complex Serum delivers essential hydration and luminosity to your complexion. Apply 1-2 pumps to your face and neck post-cleansing to minimise fine lines and wrinkles and reveal a smooth, supple visage.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

The iconic Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré is enriched with essential fatty acids to smooth, plump and deeply hydrate your complexion. The 2-in-1 formula, combining a moisturiser and a primer in one, glides onto the skin leaving your visage supple and radiant, alleviating any signs of dryness.

Infused with nutrients and water, the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré promotes cell renewal for a supple, lit-from-within complexion and works wonders on all skin types, even the most delicate.

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