The Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids,which means that the body cannot produce it, but needs it for normal health and function. Therefore any thing rich in these two essential fatty acids, provide the cells with the much needed fatty acids that they need to grow, develop and fucntion properly.
We all know that Vitamin E has always been said to be good for the skin. Tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E, are antioxidants, which are substances which protect the body from free radical damage. Free radicals are very tiny particles, that are produced usually as by-products of the normal chemical reactions that occur in our body. The problem is that these particles cause damage to the cells in our body, including the cells of the skin, and one of the consequences of this damage is aging skin. This is where antioxidants come in to play. Antioxidants are chemicals that provide another particle, named an electron, to the free radical to interact with, therefore protecting the cells in the body.
Of course aging is a natural progression of life, and there’s nothing we can do to change it, but anything we can do to slow it down naturally always gets a thumbs up from me. It is therefore important to nourish our skin by eating foods that are high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and vitamin E.
Some food sources of :
Omega-3 fatty acids: wheatgerm oil,soybean oil,walnut oil,canola oil, and flaxeed oil,broccoli,lettuce,spinach,peas,kidney beans, cherries, melons,citrus fruits.
Omega-6 fatty acids:leafy vegetables,and corn,safflower,sesame seeds and oils.
Tocotrienols: rice bran oil,coconut oil,cocoa butter,barley and wheatgerm.
AND VERY IMPORTANT, by direct application to the skin. Any skin care product that contain cranberry seed oil, is very good for the skin because it has all the goodness in one oil, and it easily penetrates the skin.
So is cranberry seed oil a must for my skin care line? Definitely!!!!