Essential Fatty Acids or “EFAs”
Nutritional Supplements for Acne
The omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids are necessary for the performance of many biochemical processes in the body. I know you might be thinking “eat fat for your blemishes? Say what?”
We know that omega-3s have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. EFAs are one of the best ways we have to help fight the systemic anti-inflammatory disease of acne. It has also been found to help improve itchy, scaly patches in psoriasis patients as well. EFAs block the production of arachidonic acid, a major cause of inflammation in the body.
The omega 6 oils are also extremely beneficial. Their active ingredients are derived from linoleic acid. Acne patients have a low concentration of linoleic acid in their sebum, and the levels decrease as the severity of acne increases. Both omega-6 and omega-3 oils help lower levels of stress chemicals, which we all know directly affect your skin.
Anti-inflammatory foods are salmon, avocados, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts and flaxseed oils.
To learn more about nutritional supplements for acne, please call 602-505-3812 or book your appointment online now.