The GOOD OIL
Don’t fear the fat – fatty acids have a range of benefits for your brain, heart and body; but most importantly, your face!
When I was 19 years old, I had a case of cystic acne that was the bane of my existence. It hurt! It scarred! After I had spent some serious dollars at the beauty store, things were looking better but overall my face was still something out of a horror show. It was the wise words of my doctor that stayed with me: “There’s only so much that you can put on your skin that will help; you have to x this problem from the inside.”
A decade and a bit since, the problem has shifted from pimples to something even more insidious: wrinkles. There’s just the hint of them so far but I know the reality: they are coming. And just like the good doctor told me back then, it’s not a problem that can be solely xed from the outside (although you can try to take my fancy night cream from my cold, dead hands).
There’s a lot I can tell you about the many bene ts of good fats: the omegas, the fatty acids. That they support joint mobility and cardiovascular health. That they can look after your mental health, supporting mental clarity and focus, and balanced mood. That they would support healthy cholesterol, and support your joint health, helping you stay mobile.
But as a woman with a face, I know the real information to work with here: including fatty acids in your diet will hydrate your skin from the inside and up your glow factor. It’s particularly useful as we get to the colder months of the year – where chilly outdoor temperatures and heated-up interiors suck the moisture from your face. And if the side effects to having a youthful face and hydrated skin happen to be clear thinking, a balanced mood, a mobile body and a healthy heart? Well, that’s a price we’re willing to pay.