How fat can help boost your skin

How fat can help boost your skin

4 February 2016

We’re always on the lookout for ways to improve our skin and bodies – but did you know that by excluding fat completely from your diet you may be doing a disservice to your skin? That’s because in our quest to lose weight, tone up, get fitter, we often forget to include healthy fats in our diet. Here’s how they can make a difference.

  • Get your glow on

Omega 3 (also known as healthy fats) contains EPA, which helps to regulate oil production, improving hydration and preventing unwanted breakouts. Find these essential fatty acids in oily fish such as tuna and salmon to boost your skin’s moisture levels and give you that all-important glow.

  • Prevent sun damage

Of course, the best way to prevent sun damaged skin is to wear a daily SPF and stay in the shade during the hottest hours of the day. Scientists have also discovered however that healthy fats can protect your skin from harmful UV rays, reducing sunburn and the effects of sun damage.

  • Prolong the ageing process

It’s inevitable that at some point we all develop fine lines and wrinkles – but you can stave off this process by ensuring you get a healthy dose of omega 3. Fish oil supplements contain properties that can both prevent and treat ageing – allowing you to reverse the hands of time on those unwanted lines and wrinkles.

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