Fill Up On Healthy Fats
You’ve probably heard about the heart-healthy impact of omega-3 fatty acids, but their benefits also go skin deep. “Many skin issues, including psoriasis, eczema and some acne, are made worse — redder, angrier and more puffy — by inflammation in the body,” explains Susan Blum, M.D., assistant clinical professor of preventative medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and founder of The Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York. “Omega-3’s reduce that inflammation.” The body also needs these fats to help produce its own natural oils and retain moisture for soft, hydrated skin. You can find these good-for-you fats in salmon, sardines, walnuts, flaxseeds and soybeans.
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