Ever since I wrote the article about winter skin care, I’ve been doing research on more natural ways to take care of your skin. At the moment my dry scalp is really bothering me and my hands and feet are beginning to look…dare I say…old. So I’ve been reading up on fish oil supplements and the beauty and health benefits of fish oil. Here is what I found out:
- Fish oil containing Omega 3 along with Omega 6 fatty acids help to regulate cellular function and sustain elasticity in the skin.
- Fish oil supplements can help alleviate many skin disorders such as acne, eczema, and rashes.
- Fish oil may contribute to improving hair’s shine and luster.
There has been a great deal of research on omega-3 fatty acids role in cognitive and behavioral functions. Omega 3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids that the body does not normally create. You have to get them through consuming certain types of fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.
Not only does fish oil supplements have beauty benefits, it also has a variety of health benefits including treatment of heart diseases, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, and depression, just to name a few. Another type of oil that many women swear by is cod liver oil. They say it’s a great treatment for acne in addition to improving the overall quality, texture, and color of the skin. I heard that cod liver oil tastes pretty nasty, but you can find it in lemon flavor or even orange flavor.
I’ve only taken fish oil supplements a few times, but after reading up on all the health and beauty benefits, I’m definitely going to make sure I include this as part of my daily beauty ritual. Wash my face, brush my teeth, and take fish oil!