Why EFA’s are so important for your skin
EFAs are important structural components of cell membranes throughout the body. They help cells stay fluid and flexible, allowing nutrients to enter the cells and wastes to exit. EFA also “waterproof” the skin, creating an antimicrobial barrier against the elements. Without enough EFAs, your skin can suffer from dryness, free radical damage and premature ageing.
EFAs can enhance your complexion by improving the skin’s texture and softness. They also help to keep skin cells moist and strong by reducing the amount of water lost.
Acne and congested skins
EFA’s help thin out the oil (sebum) in your skin so it doesn’t get stuck or trapped or stick to dead skin cells and clog your pores, it also makes extractions a lot easier for us and prevents the skin congestion from happening so frequently once it’s treated. The thicker your sebum the more chance for the P-Acne bacteria to come to the surface causing acne & breakouts.
Some people don’t produce much oil and although you might think this is great, what it means is you will age faster than an oilier skin type. You don’t have that natural lubrication or moisture in the skin from natural oil. You are also lacking a skin barrier as your skins barrier (protection) is made up of oil and water. Oil stops water loss from cells
Additionally, EFAs can help reduce the occurrence of cellulite, which happens when waste, water, and fat molecules become trapped below the skin’s surface. On top of controlling your intake of EFAs, drinking plenty of water daily will also help with the breakdown of cellulite.
Perhaps the most surprising fact about essential fatty acids is that they are able to help in the fight against oily skin. Because they help the cell transference process (which helps to flush the fats and oils that tend to clog pores) as well as provide a healthy balance of moisture, they help reduce oiliness.
People with high cholesterol needs to increase good fats, not be scared of them. EFA’s break up cholesterol, while aiding in fat transportation and metabolism.
If you still need more convincing here’s more benefits:
EFAs help organ muscles to contract, regulate stomach acid, help lower blood pressure, help maintain body temperature, regulate hormone levels, conditions which may be helped by EFAs: arthritis, attention deficit disorder, cardiovascular diseases, constipation, diabetes, diarrhoea, fatigue, immune deficiency, menopause, obesity, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and skin conditions such as dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis.
Obviously it depends on what type and brand of EFA you choose to take, I recommend DMK EFA Ultra for skin as it has a blend of all EFA’s that are fantastic for healthier and more hydrated skin with results being seen in only 2 weeks or less!