How to Get More Omega-3s for Healthy Skin

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Written by Amy Chalmers, health coach (CHC), medical intuitive and founder of Mother of Skin  

Sponsored by USANA Health Sciences

I’m sure by now most of us know how important the possible health benefits of omega-3 and the lesser known omega-6 fatty acids, which serve an important role at healthy levels are for our daily lives. But do you know why that is? The average diet provides plenty of omega-6 fatty acids but tends to be lacking in omega-3 fatty acids. Today I’ll give you a new outlook and perspective on omega-3s and how, when implemented in the right way and at the right times, can help our skin flourish.

First we must understand that we are responsible for the health of our skin. Picture omega-3s as essential building blocks for the foundation of our cellular health. Our cells are at the root of all our functions, communications and health. Our bodies have an innate capacity to try and regenerate and heal, given the proper environment, nourishment and timing.

I have seen over and over that omega-3s are an essential key to our skin’s barrier health. It is important to understand that people of all ages, regardless of their skin conditions and aging concerns, may experience visible improvements if omega-3s are included in their diet on a regular basis.

Essential fats like omega-3s and omega-6s can also help the body build healthy cellular membranes. They are necessary for human health but the body can’t make them. Instead, you must get them through your diet. To make sure you get enough, try eating healthy servings of fatty fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel or herring at least twice a week. Adding flaxseeds or chia seeds to your food is also a great way to get a dose of these essential fats. Finally, walnuts are a great source of omega-3s and can be eaten raw as a snack or roasted and added to your favorite dish.

About the Author

Amy Chalmers, CHC, is an internationally qualified dermal health practitioner, certified health coach, medical intuitive and the founder of Mother of Skin, located in the heart of beautiful downtown Vancouver, Canada. She is recognized as an international speaker, writer, spokesperson and educator on “the new paradigm” in cellular health. With her extensive background as a product formulator, clinical trainer, researcher, consultant and USANA skin care expert; she offers health-coaching services in conjunction with her exclusive signature skin rehabilitation, age optimization and skin banking systems.