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.