EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids) - What are they?
Your body requires EFA's to make hormones and prostaglandins, build cell walls and produce lipids to keep you skin soft, supple, hydrated and balanced. They can be derived orally as well as topically.
When you have adequate EFA's and good fats in your diet, the process of degeneration and ageing symptoms slow down.
When applied topically, the dermal skin cells are activated and the absorption process occurs at a much deeper level, resulting in an overall improvement in the texture of your skin.
If your skin is looking a little lacklustre, dry and irritated, or if your nails are weak or your hairs dry and brittle, it could be an indicator of EFA deficiency.
If you're taking medication in any sort, it's recommended to increase your supplementation of EFA's.
Healthy plant oils have anti inflammatory properties, so skin conditions and disorders like psoriasis and eczema, scar tissue, dermatitis, sun damaged and ageing skin respond well to topical applications of EFA's as both a preventative and curative.
Other then maintaining a healthy diet, I take 3 supplements daily. One of which is high in EFA's..
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