Deficiency of fish-oil in modern society’s diet has led to the spread of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, skin cancer, acne and overall dryness of the biggest human organ-skin. Among its highly-promoted benefits is its role in skin moisturizing and battle with wrinkles. Its key role is in a suppression of tissue inflammation – the main cause of different skin conditions. All in all, it can easily be claimed that regular fish-oil intake is on par with best cosmetic products available in drugstores.
By bending your skin over the muscles causes collagen to be squeezed and finally, wrinkles are born. Los Angeles renowned dermatologist, Alex Khadavi notes that inflammation destroys skin foundation and makes the skin saggy, dull and wrinkled. That’s why we should immerse our faces in omega-3’s from fish oil to give our skin back its shine and flexibility. Applying fish-oil on your skin is not complicated. Take a capsule and carefully cut it open while holding it between your thumb and forefinger. Let the oil slide downward the bowl between the fingers and gently squeeze it out. After dabbing a small piece of cotton in the oil or rubbing 2-3 fingers in it, put the oil on the troubled zones of your skin, taking care not to let any of it go into your eyes. After 20 minutes rinse your face and refrain from applying any make-up for 30 minutes after that. If you eat tuna or salmon 2-3 times on a weekly basis there’s is no need to apply the oil directly on your skin.
Dead skin cells sometimes get trapped in pores of the skin and create an environment where bacteria grow which causes swollenness and redness. Deep skin infection causes acne, red bumps that in the case of bursting lets the pus from it out and creates further breakouts. Affecting both children and adults, this the most common skin problem society is dealing with. Anti-inflammatory qualities of fish oil inhibit further complications and gradually tone the burst down. You can rub fish oil on problematic areas with your fingers in circular motions. It is recommended that you do this during the night so that the fish-oil ingredients have enough time (at least 6 hours) to do their job. To boost the effect you can put a cloth over your skin. So, fish oil does fights acne.
There is no end of the diversity of moisturizes offered on drug-store shelves that claim to be miraculous for our skin. Hardly anyone knows that these products deprive our skin of precious vitamins (vitamin A, E, and D) and leave it even more dehydrated than it used to be. Omega fatty acids from the oil instigate natural moisturizing from within and make our skin look gleaming and juvenile.
Two primary types of eczema are seborrheic and contact eczema. They are caused by yeast releasing irritant by-products while they feed on over-produced sebum or some outside allergens. The right cause of eczema hasn’t been determined yet. It is speculated that various circumstances can lead to eczema: living in urban or humid places, deficiency of zinc, stress, genetics. Eczema represents dry and red skin, usually accompanied with blisters that are itchy. Fish oil utilization ends in fewer irritant chemicals that make the effects of yeast infection even worse.
Fish oil and psoriasis
Psoriasis comes with weakened immune system that tells cells to produces rapidly which ends in red and scaly patches of skin that can be irritating. No one knows why this exactly happens. Fish oil ingredients lubricate skin cells and ease the inflammation which makes psoriasis more manageable and bearable.
Krill oil as a substitute? Why not?
World’s seas overflow with krills that mitigate hundreds of meters along icebergs every day. Krill oil is pricier than the fish one but this doesn’t suggest that it’s better in quality. Here are some reasons you should choose omega 3 fatty acids over krill oil:
Toxins: Krills have to be processed before consumption because its shells contain toxins harmful to both humans and animals.
The level of DHA and EPA acids in krill oil is below the one in fish oil as krills as the former is lower in the food chain.
Krill is important in lives of many sea creatures like seals, penguins, walruses, and of course, fish and hunting them in great amounts would put the lives of these animals in jeopardy.
Benefits of krill oil for skin?
It makes skin soft and glistening and delays aging. It inhibits symptoms of various skin conditions just as fish oil. The only difference is that krill oil ingredients are absorbed easier since phospholipids and since they’re taken from the bottom of the sea, are less affected by sea pollutants.
People who are allergic to shellfish or fish should consult their doctors before the krill oil intake. Though well-produced krill oil should not instigate any major problems, there is a possibility patients may experience diarrhea, indigestion problems, loose stools, abnormal cramps, vomiting, swell of the body and skin rash.People who are prescribed blood thinners or have a scheduled surgery should consult their doctors before opting for krill oil. In some cases, fish oil pills may cause loose stools, nausea, diarrhea, and decreased appetite, fat in the stools, vomiting or constipation. However, patients don’t have to give up on these oils entirely.They can increase the dosage moderately day by day, or take them with meals so that it goes into the body at a much slower pace, or take the coated capsules that decrease the ‘burps’ that all the patients complain about.