60% of your brain is made up of fats.
Your brain extends out to every organ, cell, and tissue of your body through the nervous system: the brain stem, spinal cord, and nerves.
Want to think clearly? You need fats.
Want a healthy, strong heart? You need fats.
Want to prevent disease? Fats, again.
The science doesn’t end there.
Have you ever met someone whose skin radiates? Who, from the moment you meet them, their skin exudes that “I’m healthy” vibe?
The secret, once again, is fats.
But it’s not just any fats (the fried, trans-unsaturated kind will fry your glow, too). We’re talking essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3s are “essential,” meaning you need them to live but your body cannot produce them on its own. Which means we must get them from food.
Rethinking fats: Not all fat is bad.
Omega-3 fatty acids are good for your brain, your nervous system, your heart, and your skin (which, by the way, is the largest organ in your body).
Omega-3’s Beauty Secret
Over time, the outer layer of our skin (the epidermis) begins to lose its shape + function: the protective membranes become thin and less able to monitor which nutrients stay in the body, which wastes leave, and how much moisture to hold. The result? Undernourished skin that easily loses moisture, shrivels, and fails to repair itself (think: dry, dull, wrinkled skin).
The age-defying solution?
Omega-3 fatty acids strengthen + boost the cell membranes of the skin’s epidermis from the inside. This means nourished, hydrated, healthy skin—the glow factor.
At ASHLEY ASTI Skincare, we don’t believe we should fight aging: instead of chasing youth, we should celebrate the wisdom + lessons that come with age.
But that doesn’t mean that wisdom should come with a side of dull, dry skin. Skin is a mirror for your wellness: when your body’s toxic or stressed emotionally or chemically, your skin shows it. When you’re body’s balanced, your skin exudes health.
Health is the truest source of all beauty.
So, the next time your skin’s looking a little dull and dry, consider nourishing it from the outside + the inside with omega-3s.
Want double the nourishment?
Feed your skin from the inside with these top dietary sources of omega-3s:
Spirulina + other seaweeds
Leafy Greens (think: kale, spinach, collard greens, etc.)
Cauliflower + Broccoli