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08- Feb-2017

Is Flaxseed Oil good for skin health?*

Dr. Varsha Mishra
Dt. Chhavi Goel Manglik
Dt. Chhavi Goel Manglik
Certified Diabetic Educator

Flaxseed oil offers health benefits beyond imparting glow to the skin. Its omega-3 content is a key constituent in curing skin diseases and enhancing overall health.

Skin, the largest organ of the human body, is a protective layer and regulates the body temperature. The skin’s condition immediately impacts one on every stage of life. Skin health is the clearest statement of one’s quality of life – from the bloom of a baby’s cheeks to an old timer’s leathery face, it defines us. Concern for skin is deeper than having a decent appearance but about staying healthy and fit. Deficiency of omega-3 fat in the diet makes the skin dull, lethargic, dry, blistered, chipped, scaly and blemished. The modern hectic lifestyles and environmental pollutants worsen this condition.

As a dietitian, I often deal with people grappling with skin issues. Along with dietary and lifestyle changes that I shall share with you below, I usually ask them to start with this brilliant yet simple inclusion in their routine – Flaxseed oil.

Flaxseed oil can do wonders for skin health as it is rich in ALA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. Flaxseed oil maintains suppleness to make the skin appear young. I usually recommend flaxseed oil soft gel capsules from BestSource Nutrition as among the finest cold-pressed Flaxseed oil products I have come across. These soft gels are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and various other vibrant nutrients that stimulate overall good health and add glow and vitality to the skin.

People using flaxseed oil notice an immediate positive effect on their skin, hair and overall health and fitness.

The health benefits of flaxseeds oil for skin are:

  • Keeps skin supple and soft : Flaxseed oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids form a crucial constituent of epidermal and dermal cells, and regulate the health andelasticity of these cells. These keep the skin toned and healthy. Cold pressed flaxseed oil capsules especially help improve your facial skin tone by maintaining the hydration level of the thinner facial skin.

  • Prevent breakouts : Flaxseed oil controls sebum, preventing oily breakouts to make the skin appear full and soft.Omega-3 fatty acids provide the necessary volume of moisture to the skin. The omega-3 content in flaxseed oil stabilizes lipids of the skin and seals in moisture, thus improving hydration.

  • Enables skin to breathe : Due to its non-comedogenic or non-pore blocking property, flaxseed oil helps the skin breathe by keeping the pores unblocked. Flaxseed oil reduces skin inflammation. It can help cure rashes, eczema, acne, psoriasis and sunburn.

  • Counters fine lines and pigmentation : Regular use of flaxseed oil makes the skin clean and clear and diminishes age lines and wrinkles, making you appear young. A youthful skin can make you look much younger

  • To maximize health benefits to skin, include a flaxseed oil soft gel capsule in your diet twice a day

Flaxseed oil’s Softgels are rich in omega-3 fatty acid which containsALA, along with other nutrients good for skin and overall health care. Other than skin benefits, flaxseed oil offers many other health benefits, including :

  • Healthy heart
  • Maintaining collagen
  • Relieving constipation and diarrhea
  • Maintaining hair health
  • Preventing cancer
  • Treating diabetes
  • Promoting natural weight loss

Other measures I recommend for healthy skin include :

  • Eating omega-3 rich foods such as fish, walnuts, almonds etc.
  • Using heat-stable and healthy oils for cooking.
  • Limiting processed food consumption
  • Adding fruits and green leafy vegetables to the diet
  • Maintaining intestinal health
  • Remaining well hydrated

Nourish your health with flaxseed oil. It offers tremendous health benefits and heals skin problems, making it brighten with daily use.

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