There are many factors to consider when working towards a healthy skin and a glowing complexion. It is recommended that we follow a good skin care routine, live a healthy lifestyle, eat the right foods, drink enough water and exercise regularly. What we often forget is the importance of Essential Fatty Acids(EFA’s) and their role in not only overall health, but the essential role that they play within our skin.
As soon as we hear the word “fats” we tend to only think bad things. Essential Fatty Acids however, are a superior type of “good fats”. There are two primary types of EFA’s; linoleic acid known as omega 6 and alpha-linoleic acid known as Omega 3. Although critical to good health, our bodies do not produce these EFA’s naturally. The only way for us to obtain these superior fats is to ingest them through our diet. Taken internally or apply externally, Essential Fatty Acids provide a variation of benefits for overall skin health.
Omega 6 can help with symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis, PMS and skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, inflammation and redness. In addition, and the most surprising of the Omega 6 benefits, is that it helps to suppress oily skin care concerns by aiding the skin flush to out toxins and in turn reduces the clogging of the pores.
The primary function of Omega 3 is ensuring the cell walls within the skin maintain their flexibility as well as helping to improve circulation and oxygen uptake within the cells. With age our body’s natural ability to retain moisture diminishes and as a result our skin is less supple and visible signs of ageing can be noticed. The ability of Omega 3 to contribute to retaining water within the skin provides the skin with anti-ageing properties whilst assisting to improve various concerns such as cellulite and the balancing of oil gland secretions.
Essential Fatty Acids support the reproductive, cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems. The human body needs them to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products.
DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care have a variety of products that are high in Essential Fatty Acids:
The DermaFix Bio-Effective Cream is a must have this winter for skin care concerns relating to a dry/mature skin type. It contains an Essential Fatty Acid blend in combination with age defying peptides helping to boost collagen and elastin within the skin, whilst the addition of nourishing oils contributes towards the prevention of dryness.
DermaFix Vitamin Therapy Masque provides the skin with a high concentration of topically applied Essential Fatty Acids. This intensive repair masque helps to boost the lipid barrier protection of the skin whilst improving the skins moisture levels. It contains avocado oil which serves as a powerful anti-oxidant whilst hydrating and repairing the skin. DermaFix Vitamin Therapy Masque can also be used on the hands and body for intensive moisturisation and assistance in the prevention of hang nails and may be left on overnight for an added hydration boost.
DermaFix Argan Oil naturally contains Essential Fatty Acids. This 100% organic nourishing elixir obtained from the kernels of the Argan Tree endemic to Morocco, is EcoCert and Natrue certified. Argan oil is a highly valuable skin care ingredient with regenerating and protecting properties. DermaFix Argan Oil can be used as required or applied twice daily over your chosen DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care moisturiser, serum or corrective product for optimal barrier protection.
For more information on the above mentioned DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care products to suit your skin needs visit www.dermafix.co.za or call us direct on 0861 28 23 23