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Friday, January 15, 2010

Fish oil for skin...  

I thought I would stick to skin care this week, cause it's really on my mind!
I was talking to a friend the other day at a play date, we were discussing our terrible "winter skin"!
I told her about my discovery of Juice Beauty, and she brought up "fish oil".
She said that she takes fish oil supplements to help her skin. 

I did some research on this and found out the following:
 Fish oil containing the Omega 3 essential fatty acid EPA is said to help prevent wrinkles and can delay the ageing process of the skin according to recent research published in the Journal of Lipid Research in 2005. Scientists have also found that fish oil containing EPA can limit the damage to the skin caused by overexposure to the sun and helps to reduce the negative effect of UV rays. 

Essential Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are known to play a critical role in promoting healthy skin.  They help to regulate cellular function and maintain elasticity and suppleness in the skin.  Consequently, a fatty acid deficiency will show up as skin problems. Most of us do not get enough of the Omega 3 fatty acids in our diet whereas Omega 6 fatty acids are in plentiful supply. Symptoms of Omega 3 fatty acid deficiency include skin problems like eczema, dandruff, dry and flaking skin and poor wound healing.

Dr. Liz Miller

So basically, fish oil slows the process of getting those unsightly, and dreaded wrinkles! It also helps stimulate the enzymes to produce structural proteins needed for the formation and maintenance of collagen and elastin. When you provide those to your skin, it will look much younger and rosier, and who doesn't want that?!

I am going to get some this weekend! I will write back in a few weeks to let you know how it's working!
If you try it too, post a comment and let us know if you see results!

The Nature Made brand shown above is on sale now at for $11.24 for 180 softgels.

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