Essential Fatty Acids  or “EFAs”

Essential Fatty Acids






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.