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Why Healthy Fats Are So Good For Your Skin (And How to Get Them!)

Want to retain healthy skin? No matter your age fresh, radiant, glowing skin is at your finger tips. Diet is so important to beautiful skin, especially in the form of healthy fats. Essential fatty acids (EFA) are an especially important part of your diet because your body cannot make them on its own.

Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Omega 6 fatty acids are the building blocks of your skin cell membranes and they help keep your skin hydrated.
  • How to Get Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Omega 6 fatty acids are fairly easy to get in a balanced diet in seeds, nuts, avocados, grains, and vegetable oils (like sunflower, safflower, cottonseed, etc.). Top all your favorite dishes with a serving of raw nuts or seeds like almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and sunflower seeds. Enjoy avocado on salads, tacos, or atop your morning toast with olive oil and sea salt.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids keep your skin looking glowing and nourished by adding softness to your complexion.
  • How to Get Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are more difficult than omega 6 fatty acids to get in your diet. That’s why it’s important to be even more vigilant. Get them from fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines as well as walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and fortified eggs.

More Tips For Glowing Skin

-Keep your skin cells plump and younger looking by making sure you’re constantly hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. -Enjoy antioxidant rich foods like blueberries, green tea, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and purple cabbage. -Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine which can dehydrate you and as a result your skin. Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.