Are you taking flax seed oil or eating flax seeds? If you're not you should consider adding it to your diet as part of your acne treatment. Here's why!
Flax falls into the group called essential fatty acids (EFAs). It's a great part of your overall acne treatment , especially for those who suffer from acne due to hormonal fluctuations and imbalance.
Most of us don't have enough EFAs in the foods we consume, I personally was put off by the word “fatty" and assumed it must be bad . . . I totally bypassed the word essential!
The main reason it helps hormonal acne is because it reduces the amount of the sex hormone, androgens, produced. This is the culprit that causes too much sebum to be produced, which clogs the pores and gives us the task of seeking out an acne treatment.
Increasing the amount of EFAs in your diet is also effective as part of your overall acne treatment for more reasons below:
- It makes the immune system stronger which means it can fight off bacteria and infection better.
- Reduces inflammation of your acne.
- Your skin condition and texture will improve.
- It will help your existing acne heal much quicker.
- It reduces the sebaceous glands size which will mean it's less likely to get clogged.
- It helps the skin retain moisture and stay hydrated.
- And for the ladies it can reduce the symptoms of PMT.
Look at just some of the benefits EFAs can bring to your acne treatment. If you haven't tried flax for increasing the amount of essential fatty acids in your diet then give it a go.
Personally, I find flax oil horrible and prefer to use seeds, sprouted flax seeds in particular as part of my acne treatment .
Here's why sprouted flax seed is better as part of an essential fatty acids acne treatment