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Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Your Skin and Your Hair

With the travel ban meaning our Mediterranean holidays where we sip sangria and eat delicious seafood watching a beautiful sunset are currently on hold, it also means our omega 3 consumption may be suffering.

With the travel ban meaning our Mediterranean holidays where we sip sangria and eat delicious seafood watching a beautiful sunset are currently on hold, it also means our omega 3 consumption may be suffering.

Cue, Omega 3 vitamin supplements to the rescue…

Omega 3 is not just a great vitamin to boost your brain health (which after a year of homeschooling, working from home, zoom meeting and much more havoc is much needed), help fight depression, lower inflammation, and reduce markers of heart disease but it also can hugely benefit your skin and your hair.

So, what is Omega 3?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients found in certain foods with a huge range of health benefits.

What are the benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids to your Skin and Hair?

  • Reduces Acne – As Omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation it will reduce the chance of skin inflammation that causes acne

  • Moisturises the Skin – Omega 3s improves skin barrier function which seals in moisture and keeps out irritants which then will help guard your skin from dry, red, or itchy skin

  • Reduces the risk of skin cancer. Diets rich in omega-3s are believed to prevent tumour growth.

  • Boosts hair growth and reduces hair loss.

  • Accelerates wound healing.

  • Protects against sun damage.

  • Gives glowing skin - mega-3s (the fatty acids found in fish oil and other seafood) can help maintain gut health and therefore give skin a soothed, glowing appearance.

What foods contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids?

  • Mackerel

  • Salmon

  • Cod liver oil Supplement

  • Herring

  • Oysters

  • Sardines

  • Anchovies

  • Caviar

  • Flax seeds

  • Chia seeds

  • Walnuts

  • Soybeans

You can get high amounts of omega-3 fats from fatty fish, algae, and several high-fat plant foods but if you don’t have the above foods in your diet then do not panic as you can take an Omega 3 Fatty Oil supplement.

Contact us to book in for a health consultation with Shikha and she can prescribe you any supplements you need. At Elegant Health we also offer vitamin IV drips and vitamin jabs (C, D, B12 and Biotin).

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About the author

Shikha Rishi

Shikha is a highly experienced aesthetics practitioner, pharmacist and medical professional. After training for a number of years at the world-renowned Harley Street, London and SkinViva, Manchester, Shikha is passionate about delivering top-quality results in every treatment.

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