Let it be said, we cannot claim to be “skin experts” without talking about fatty acids.
So today, master class at S[æ]ve!
Don't worry, we'll keep it simple. It's just that we would like you to understand that as the saying goes:
" Fat, that's life ".
Let's start from the beginning. The entire human body is made up of cells. Until then, we don't tell you anything major. On the other hand, did you know that each cell in your body is surrounded by a protective membrane made up of fat? Don't fall off your chair, it's going to be fine.
Indeed, at the level of our skin, the cell membrane is made up of several types of lipids, allowing the epidermis to be an immune barrier. Ceramides, phospholipids, free fatty acids and even cholesterol and triglycerides… Yes, yes, you read that right.
Well, let's calm down anyway. Raclette and spread cannot become your only food. We are looking for the “ good fats” . And they hide in raw products like raw vegetable oils or fatty fish from cold seas , avocados or nuts .
We also want essential fatty acids that the body has not been able to manufacture for thousands of years, the species having evolved. They are called Omega 3 and Omega 6 . They are also called polyunsaturated fatty acids with a flexible molecular structure like gymnasts. And that's exactly what the skin needs.
Omega 6 is involved in the cement structure of the skin: ceramides. They guarantee true elasticity and tightness to the epidermis . They can be found in real raw butter . Or more simply, in walnut oil , rapeseed oil, or in borage and evening primrose oils in food supplements.
Omega 3 helps maintain the integrity of the skin, has an anti-inflammatory, emollient and soothing power. It will repair burned and irritated skin. It is found in flaxseed , hemp , chia , camelina oil, in salmon and sardines , and in the algae Schizochytrium .
Fat, fat do you want it, here it is!
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Clearly, we are advocating good fats and good creams to stay "plumpy", avoid folds and not turn into a mummy.