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Diet and your SKIN II

Hey, here we are with our mini guide! Today you will read about EFAs and vitamin A.

Fats are very important in our diet, also in terms of skin condition. We can distinguish several types of them, as well as divide them according to different characteristics, for example, due to their origin - animal and plant. We can also divide them due to the number of double bonds that are present in the carbon chain. It may sound a little complicated, but you've certainly come across these names before. Saturated fatty acids that do not have double bonds and unsaturated fatty acids. This group includes monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

What are the functions of fats? They regulate the water-fat balance of the skin and maintain an appropriate level of hydration. Together with fats, we can combat roughness and roughness! But what matters is the type and quality of fat! Therefore, today I will focus on essential fatty acids, EFAs for short.

They make the skin more elastic, moisturized and not prone to redness. Any irritation and wounds heal faster. And the deficiency of EFAs can cause increased sensitivity to allergic changes and inflammation. So where can you look for them? Especially in marine fish such as salmon, tuna, sardine, mackerel. They are also found in nuts, seeds, flaxseeds, eggs, and vegetable oils. However, linseed oil deserves a special mention. Do you eat these foods in your daily diet?

When it comes to vitamin A, skin that lacks vitamin A becomes rough, dry and may also peel excessively. It is more prone to developing rashes and redness. It is worth mentioning that vitamin A deficiency also promotes the formation of wrinkles. Vitamin is fat-soluble, so it accumulates in our body and we do not have to worry too much about its deficiency. But where can we find her?

The greatest amount of vitamin A is found in offal, but it is not recommended to consume it frequently. We can find it in parsley, carrots, spinach, kale, broccoli, sweet potatoes, peppers, apricots, eggs, fish oils (fish oil), butter and milk.

Practical tip - to ensure good digestibility of fat-soluble vitamins, it is worth adding a source of fat to the meal.

An example meal is a smoothie, where we add carrot and apple juice (if we do not have a juicer, we can add ready-made juice without added sugar) we add a handful of spinach, a sprig of parsley, 4 almonds and a little lemon (so that it does not lose color).

Bon Appetit!

Kasia @PIBU

In our 3 Steps to Beauty mask you will find an active serum based on vegetable oils (rice bran oil, grape seed oil, sunflower seed oil, soybean oil, annatto oil), which moisturizes and smoothes. Additionally, the active serum (step 1) contains vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that protects against free radicals. The third step contains vitamin C, which very effectively brightens uneven skin tone, has a rejuvenating, anti-wrinkle and smoothing effect.

Our clay masks contain a very high concentration of vitamin C, thanks to which they brighten the skin and discoloration. They have softening and moisturizing properties. Longer use reduces discoloration and minor wounds. Additionally, in the clay mask with flower extracts you will find vitamin E and A.

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