Essential fatty acids: the skin's essentials
Let's face it, we can't claim to be "Skin Experts" without talking about fatty acids.
So today, lecture at S[æ]ve's!
Don't worry, we'll keep it simple. It's just that we'd like to make you understand that as the saying goes :
"Fat is life".
Let's start from the beginning. The entire human body is composed of cells. Until then, we're not teaching you anything major. On the other hand, did you know that each cell in your body is surrounded by a protective membrane composed of fat? Don't fall out of your chair, it's going to be fine.
Indeed, at the level of our skin, the cell membrane is made up of several types of lipids, allowing the epidermis to be an immune barrier. Ceramides, phospholipids, free fatty acids and even cholesterol and triglycerides… Yes, yes, you read it right.
All right, let's calm down anyway. Raclette and spread cannot become your only food. We're looking for the « good fats ». And they hide in raw products such as raw vegetable oils or fatty fish from cold seas, avocados or nuts.
We also want to have essential fatty acids that the body has not been able to make for thousands of years, as the species has evolved. They are called Omega 3 and Omega 6. They are also called polyunsaturated fatty acids with a soft molecular structure like gymnasts. And that's what the skin needs.
Omega 6 is involved in the structure of the skin's cement structure: ceramides. They guarantee a real elasticity and tightness to the skin. We can find them in real raw butter. Or more simply, in walnut oil, rapeseed oil, or in borage and evening primrose oils in food supplements.
Omega 3 help to maintain the integrity of the skin, have a anti-inflammatory, emollient and soothing power. It will repair burnt and irritated skin. There are some in linseed oil, hemp oil, chia oil, camelina oil, in salmon and sardines and in Schizochytrium algae.
Fat, fat, fat do you want, there it is!
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In other words, we are advocating the right fats and creams to stay "plumpy", avoid folds and not turn into mummies.