Improving Dry Skin with Essential Fatty Acids Ingredients
Diet is tied to skin? (Essential Fatty Acids)
Essential fatty acids
The word fat has a bad reputation. If you see the word fatty acids, you may want to avoid it altogether. But wait—fatty acids aren’t the grease you would associate with pig lard fries or cow butter cakes, and they are extremely important for your skin. And, because they are so important, they should be a big part of your diet and your body care.
Fatty acids are key building blocks for your skin and body care diet. They’re ingredients like omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid), omega-6 (linoleic acid) **and omega-9.
What makes some fatty acids essential?
Some fatty acids, like omega-3 and omega-6 are called essential because they have to be eaten. There is no way for humans to naturally synthesize these fatty acids within the body. Luckily, omega-3 and omega-6 are easy to obtain. If you’ve had nuts, olives, avocados, fish, or cooked a dish in canola oil, you’ve already had a dose of essential fatty acids. Since essential fatty acids can so readily be obtained in groceries, a deficiency in essential fatty acids is solvable with changes in diet and body care.
A lack of essential fatty acids has serious consequences on the appearance and health of the skin. Issues like scaly skin, persistent dryness, and slow wound healing gain large recovery benefits from an increased intake of essential fatty acids.
Here at Sade Baron, we have a nickname for botanical ingredients rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs). You may have seen them on our product descriptions described as Superfats. We deem a botanical ingredient as a Superfat when it contains qualities that can enhance the healing and regeneration of your body.
Our vision for body care follows a simple principle. It must spark the potential of the skin to heal itself, through high-quality ingredients and formulations that support the skin’s absorption of those ingredients. That’s why, in our formulas, we often incorporate ingredients with essential fatty acids into the products, so that your skin gets its needed nutrients from both within your regular diet and your body care.
Improving skin conditions through a balanced meals and a good Skinfood diet
If you suffer from psoriasis, eczema, or chronically dry skin, consider adapting your diet to obtain a higher amount of EFAs.
Foods high in omega-3 or omega-6:
- Cold water fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna or sardines)
- Nuts and seeds (flaxeed, chia seeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds)
- Safflower oil
Rather than using drugstore products that contain fillers without a benefit for your body, think about using body care that is also Skinfood. In our formulations, we aim to feed your skin needed nutrients for its revitalization. Here’s a highlight of our ingredients that contain omega-3 and omega-6 ingredients, and are processed at high quality to completely preserve the skin-enhancing benefits.
- Mango Butter is found in Sky | Fragrance Free Body Souffle
- Safflower Oil is found in Lina | Deep Hydration Body Souffle
- Rice Bran Oil is found in Blue Lemonade | Blue Spirulina & Blue Clay Bar Soap
- Hemp Seed Oil is found in Vera | Lemongrass Body Cream with Citrus
Getting to healthy skin means learning and growing. Gain self awareness about what is going on with your body. We believe that healthy skin is the most beautiful skin. Looking at the big picture is often the first step to making a radical improvement in your body's overall health.