What are the benefits of omega-3 for the skin?
Why you should include omega-3 in your skincare routine.
You have probably already heard about the benefits of omega-3 on the nutritional level: the 'good fatty acids'.
They are, of course, beneficial for your body, but also for the appearance of your skin.
Let's take a closer look at this active ingredient and its benefits.
Omega-3, what are they?
More precisely, they are essential fatty acids (EFA) that are structural elements of cell membranes. They are essential because our body needs them to function properly, and it does not produce them naturally.
There are two main types of EFAs: omega-6, such as Linoleic Acid, which are quite present in the Western diet, and omega-3, which we tend to not consume enough.
However, it is important to maintain a good omega-6/omega-3 balance as it directly affects our fundamental equilibriums.
In your diet?
We can find omega-3 in vegetable oils such as rapeseed oil, walnut oil, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, but also in fatty fish like salmon. Generally, we obtain our daily intake (ideally around 1g/day) of omega-3 mainly through our diet, but it is also interesting to combine it with topical application on the skin.
What are the benefits for the skin?
Omega-3 has several effects on the skin. Firstly, they act on the skin's elasticity and suppleness, thus preventing the appearance of wrinkles.
They also help limit water loss from the skin, thus preserving the hydrolipidic barrier and keeping the skin well-hydrated.
Finally, omega-3 is interesting for its soothing properties. Their anti-inflammatory effect helps soothe irritated skin.
Where can we find omega-3 in cosmetics?
We can find omega-3 in vegetable oils such as rapeseed oil, hemp oil, camelina oil, and soybean oil.
At Les Huilettes, you can enjoy the benefits of omega-3 in our face serums DAY (hemp oil) and SENSITIVE (camelina oil) and in our BODY body oil BODY (rapeseed oil).