Is it possible to get glowing skin naturally from the inside out with two healthy plant based foods that are not well known for their beauty enhancing properties?
With new skincare cosmeuticals arriving on the market every day, there’s a daily way to get gorgeous from the inside out with beauty boosting natural plant based foods.
As you get older the texture of your skin changes. Your skin starts showing the inevitable signs of aging from fine lines to wrinkles and even increased reddening of the skin (known as inflammation).
New research from Europe led by the University of Dusseldorf studied women between the ages of 18 and 65 and found that an increased supplementation of fatty acids found in Borage and Flaxseed significantly improved their skin health, overall texture, and appearance.
The two common European blue flowering plants flax and borage contain high quantities of omega-3 and omega-6 rich oils which may protect your skin from reddening and improve your overall skin quality.
How Borage and Flaxseed Work To Give You Glowing Skin
Flaxseed contains the omega-3 fatty acid known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and Borage oil consists of the omega-6 fatty acids known as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA).
They work together by raising the overall alpha-linolenic acid levels in your blood which create a natural protectant against skin reddening and also decreases blood flow to skin which lessens inflammation.
Additionally researchers noted that the fatty acids contained within borage and flaxseed play a key role in cell membrane health – while it’s not suggested that these two plants are wrinkle removers they are in fact a key factor in creating glowing skin by reducing inflammation.
The fatty acids in borage and flaxseed act as a barrier against the loss of water experienced by the skin, resulting in increased moisture content in your skin creating smoother and less irritated skin.
Powerful Duo of Borage and Flax Provide Additional Health & Beauty Benefits:
- Reduce acne, eczema, and psoriasis
- Heal inflammatory problems within your body
- Relieve PMS symptoms and related mood swings
- Reduce pain and joint inflammation
- Reduce the risk of heart disease
- Lower high cholesterol levels
- Alpha linolenic acid and omega-3 acid content help reduce the chances of blood clots
- The phytoestrogens found in flax can help regulate hormones during menopause
- Flaxseed has been shown to reduce the number and size of cancerous tumors (breast and prostate cancers)
The final results of the study showed that after 12 weeks of borage and flaxseed oil supplementation the roughness and dry peeling skin of the participants decreased significantly in the study group with no changes in the placebo group.
Daily flax and borage oil supplementation is a simple way to make your skin blossom and get glowing from within using flowers, without having to try expensive peels and cosmeuticals.