The Fish Oil Myth: Busted!
A lack of essential fatty acids is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies that affect our skin. Too little of these precious fats impacts hugely on the health, beauty and rate of ageing of our skin. Luckily, it is one of the easiest deficiencies to correct!
What exactly are these fats and why are they essential?
Essential Fatty Acids, or EFA’s as they are most commonly known, are part of the fat family. Most of the fatty acids the body requires for health can be made from the other healthy fats you eat. So as long as you have some fats and oils in your diet, your body can make everything else it needs.
But there are a couple of exceptions. Your body cannot make any fats that belong to the omega 3 or omega 6 family, and this is why they’re called ESSENTIAL fatty acids – it is essential you get them from your diet.
There are certain foods and supplements that can supply these important fats and many people take fish oil capsules because they offer EFA’s that have so many health benefits. However, one common misunderstanding about fish oil is that it promotes skin health along with all of its other wonderful benefits. But research shows that this is not in fact true. Unfortunately fish oil doesn’t provide any of the fatty acids required by your skin for healthy functioning. In fact, you need a completely different set of fats to promote beautiful, glowing skin.
So what oil should you be taking?
Bestow Beauty Oil has been perfectly formulated with your health and the health of your skin in mind. It contains not only the omega 3 fats but all the other fats that your skin so desperately needs. These other fats nourish and protect your skin from the inside, making it more resilient and less likely to be damaged by ageing environmental threats. These fats are also great for both oily and dry skin. They help to ensure you have a healthy, balanced oil flow that is less likely to block your pores but nourishing enough to keep your skin feeling supple.
How to take your oil:
It is important to take your oils in liquid form. Capsules are very hard to digest, especially these days when our digestive systems often struggle with the amount of stress we are under. Liquid oils, like the Bestow Beauty Oils, can be mixed into food making it easy to digest. You can add it to a smoothie, mix it into yoghurt or even make a salad dressing with it. By doing this you pre-emulsify these wonderful fats and make it so much easier for your body to extract all the goodness from them.
So keep eating oily fish for the key EFA’s it supplies but also make sure you have your Bestow Skin Boosting smoothie, containing one tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil. Make it a regular ritual, 5 days out of 7 and this will keep your skin protected, free of blemishes and looking fabulous! To purchase your Bestow Beauty Oil head into our clinic or shop online at www.holisticbeauty.co.nz
Our favourite good fat filled meal is this salmon based mega omega salad from the Bestow website. Check it out here!