THE SKIN BENEFITS OF OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Like so many of Mother Nature’s powerhouse nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids don’t just target one part of your body, but rather work their magic from head to toe. Foods that are rich in these fats, like salmon, flaxseed and walnuts, also play an important role in maintaining healthy skin. In fact, some of the same properties in omega-3s that help lower your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other conditions ensure skin looks and functions its best.
Let’s take a closer look at the beauty benefits of these good fats. When you apply skincare infused's with omega-3s…
…THEY PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN. Omega-3 fatty acids are powerful anti-inflammatories. Research suggests that the fats protect skin cells against sun-induced inflammation and help control how the body responds to UV rays, thereby mitigating damage. Omega-3 fatty acids may also fortify cell membranes, allowing them to protect other parts of the cell against harmful free radicals.
…THEY FIGHT WRINKLES. When pollution, stress and an unhealthy diet trigger inflammation, your skin’s collagen suffers, making it harder for skin to bounce back when you make facial expressions. This, in turn, can lead to wrinkles around the eyes and mouth and on the forehead. Moisturizing with skincare fortified with omega-3 fatty acids, helps support your skin’s structure, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
…THEY KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDRATED. Omega-3s are a crucial part of your skin’s lipid (fat) content and help bolster its barrier function, which, when working properly, acts like a seal that keeps moisture in and irritants out. When skin is compromised, though, moisture escapes, causing skin to become dry, rough and more prone to irritation. Increasing your omega-3 skincare regimen helps strengthen that seal. In fact, researchers discovered that women who moisturized regularly with omega-3-rich skincare at least once a day increased skin hydration by 39 percent after 12 weeks. Their skin also felt significantly less rough and was less sensitive.
Though most of the benefits from omega-3s come from ingesting these healthy fats in food, they can nourish skin from the outside too. Omega-3s and their sister essential fatty acids, omega-6s, both of which are found in skin, can be effective moisturizers when applied topically. Just as when you consume them, rubbing these fatty acids on your skin helps bolster the barrier and improve smoothness.
Benefits of Matrixyl 3000
Long-term systems attempt to boost collagen production or repair DNA. These are obviously preferable so I am always on the look out for products that contain Matrixyl.
So what is Matrixyl? Basically, its a peptide. Creams these days frequently boast about being packed full of peptides, but are not specific as to which peptide is being referred to. Matrixyl is palmitoyl-pentapeptide 3 and this is a peptide that specifically stimulates collagen synthesis and skin repair. This means it qualifies as a long-term aging system.
However, there is something that might be even better than Matrixyl: Matrixyl 3000.
There is no point comparing Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000 since the only thing they have in common is the name. Matrixyl 3000 is made from two new peptides that have nothing to do with the palmitoyl-pentapeptide 3 that is in the original matrixyl. The two new peptides are palmitoyl-tripeptide and palmitoyl-oligopeptide. They are supposed work synergistically to mimic the appearance of this broken down collagen, causing your skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin. The company that owns the patent has conducted research on two panels of 23 volunteers aged from 39 to 74 to demonstrate that matrixyl 3000 is more effective than the original matrixyl at regulating skin cell activity.
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