Essential Fatty Acids and Acne Skin
Trans fatty acids are nowadays found in most foods and they are industrially created by partially hydrogenating plant oils. This is done in order to add hydrogen atoms to unsaturated fats, making them become more saturated. These products have an extended 'shelf-life' that makes them more attractive. Trans fats are currently replacing essential fatty acids in most foods. We consider fatty acids 'essential' because of their role in preserving hormonal balance, keeping our emotions in check. A deficiency can trigger the appearance of acne.
Sebum contains linoleic acid. Sebum is what the sebaceous glands release to lubricate hair follicles and the skin that surrounds them. Linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acids are 'essential fatty acids' needed by the body. You may be more familiar with these bio-chemicals as Omega-3 and -6.
Studies have found links that suggest that trans fats may break down the body's supply of essential fatty acids. This is why acne breakouts are more likely to appear in people that have a deficiency in Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils.
When sebum begins to be produced with oleic acid, the skin becomes irritated, often causing acne. It has been proposed that oleic acid sebum is drier, stiffer and more prone to create blackheads, whiteheads and to shape follicular plugs, which lead to acne infections. If you pop pimples, acne scars will be left. Proactively prevent acne scars by treating your acne; if necessary, one can post-treat with a good scar lotion.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils are responsible for decreasing and encouraging inflammation, respectively. A deficiency in these oils contributes to the development of disease while a proper balance aids in maintaining and promoting well-being.
A beneficial compound that can often be found in biological acne treatments is Incha Inchi oil. Both linoleic and alpha-linoleic acids are found in this oil, which is often considered to be the best source of these two essential fatty acids. Medical research has shown that Omega-3 and -6 are effective in topical solutions when treating acne lesions.
The oil preserves healthy skin and generally helps the entire organism to maintain balance. Intensive studies have also evidenced that these fatty acids permit the protection of the cutaneous lipidic balance, preventing keratinization problems, reducing inflammation and irritation connected to acne outbreaks.
Acne treatments that contain Inca Inchi oil will also have a rich supply of vitamin A which is a well-known anti-infectant. This vitamin assists in the functioning of the immune system and is commonly used by professionals to treat and prevent other skin problems. In addition, it contains helpful antioxidants that decrease skin inflammation; antioxidants prevent the oxidation of other chemicals in the body. Oxidation leads to the damage of molecules because it releases free radicals.
Trans fatty acids are quickly replacing essential fatty acids in foods, which can cause a deficiency in the body, triggering breakouts. Inca Inchi oil is so beneficial because of its nutritional content. Skin care treatments that contain this will also be promoting overall well-being and contribute to lessened skin problems.
Wondering how to get rid of acne? Tired of chemicals and want a natural acne treatment gel? GLYCOBALM is a biological pimple treatment, using a substance made by a living creature and the Omega-3 rich Inca Inchi oil, that offers a natural solution that will remove pimples.
Published June 4th, 2009