No matter what age you are, having beautiful glowing skin is often top of our beauty priority list.
We all want to look and feel fabulous and when it comes to maintaining youthful looks and that all important radiant glow, what you put in your body is more important than what you put on it!
Skin Cell Science
New skin cells are made at the very bottom of the epidermis (outermost layer of skin) and as they age they travel through the epidermis where they are well-nourished, well-hydrated and kept clean by the rich blood and lymphatic networks that surround them. It can take 12 weeks for a new skin cell to reach the surface of the epidermis and on reaching this final destination they flake off and are shed. This is why it can take time (up to 2-3 months) to see the benefits of any dietary and supplement changes that you have made. Each skin cell is wrapped up in a special fatty membrane which functions to let the right nutrients and water in and the right waste products out and keeps the outer layer of the body strong, flexible and waterproofed.
Omega-3 & Anti-Aging
Omega-3 fats help to support skin cell heath since they are an integral part of the fatty membrane that forms the outer layer of every skin cell. Having adequate levels of omega-3 fats has been found to improve skin cell hydration, oil balance and skin cell renewal all important factors in helping preventing those visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Eating walnuts and oily fish is one way to bring more omega-3 into your diet but adding in an omega-3 rich krill oil supplement such as Cleanmarine for Women or Cleanmarine MenoMin provides that extra omega-3 boost.
Diet can play a phenomenal role in skin health and even influence skin conditions such as dry skin, acne, eczema and psoriasis many of which are ‘inflammatory’ in their nature. Fluctuating hormone levels can play havoc with the skin since oestrogen and progesterone both exert an effect on skin cell health. These inflammatory skin conditions often flare-up during the pre-menstrual phase of a woman’s cycle or during the onset of the menopause. Omega-3 fats are naturally anti-inflammatory in their nature so they can offer a good helping hand in the management of these skin conditions.