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Chia Seed Oil for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Chia seed oil is a clear, golden, nutty oil extracted from the tiny seeds of Salvia Hispanica or, as we all know it, chia plant. But it is not its color or flavor that make it special. It is the fact that chia oil is chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, it is considered to be the richest botanical source of these essential ingredients.

Why are omega-3 fatty acids so important?

Omega-3s surround each cell in our brain, eyes, heart, joints, and skin. Here, they work as precursors of powerful hormones that control many (if not all) biological processes in our bodies. Among other benefits, omega-3s block the inflammation pathways and help our bodies fight prolonged, chronic inflammation which can cause health problems such as joint pain, heart diseases, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer.

As wonderful as the human organism is, it cannot synthesize these crucial fatty acids, meaning our bodies cannot produce them on their own. Rather, they needs to get them from food and other nutrient sources. Unfortunately, modern time diets are mostly very low in omega-3s and cannot provide the necessary daily levels. Fortunately, chia seeds can. Chia oil contains a varying percentage of alpha-linolenic fatty acid (60-63%), but this is still higher than, for example, flax seed, algae or fish oils.

How does Chia Seed Oil help your skin?

Well, the anti-inflammatory property of chia has proven to achieve amazing results when applied topically to your skin, as well.

Chia oil enforces the cell membrane of your skin and helps build collagen. These are the key elements for improving the skin texture and strengthening its protective outer barrier.

Increased function of the skin barrier significantly scales down the trans-epidermal water loss and consequently improves hydration. In turn, high moisture levels diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and offer your skin a plump youthful look.

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Apart from making you feel better about your reflection in the mirror, these super seeds are a praised remedy for itchy, dry and peeling skin.

Recent tests also showed that regular use of chia oil can rid you of the existing dark age spots and prevent the formation of new ones. This has to do with chia’s ability to reduce UV damage, which is not only an aesthetic problem but can be a serious threat to your health. Its powerful antioxidants, such as chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, and kaempferol flavonoids offer a much stronger protection from environmental stressors than vitamins C and E.

Best of all, chia seed oil is less greasy than any other cosmetic oil, so it can be used even by oily skin types without the fear of clogged pores and pimples.

To put it simply, chia seed oil has a moisturizing, protective, and calming effect on your skin. It’s all that your skin actually needs and deserves. So instead of buying heaps of cosmetic products to satisfy each of these needs separately, you can simply include chia seed oil in your daily skincare routine and save yourself the trouble.

 

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