Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are one of the most important nutrients not only for general health, but also for skin health. EFAs (such as Omega 3 and Omega 6) are vital for skin health. Omega 6 specificially, keeps the skin hydrated by preventing water loss. It also increases the skin’s barrier function by making it stronger, and strengthens the production of collagen. There are many other benefits for both skin and body (such as Omega 3 supporting healthy heart rates, brain function, regulating metabolism etc.)
Your body cannot produce these alone, so we must get these nutrients from the outside – our diet. There are lots of options out there for supplementing Omega 3 & 6. A thousand times over, the best option I have come across in terms of quality, convenience, taste & cost are the Bestow Beauty Oils.
EFA Myths Busted
Myth: Taking oil makes my skin oilier
Truth: Good quality oils, such as Bestow Beauty Plus Oil enhances your natural oil quality, but not quantity.
Myth: Fish oil is the best oil for skin health
Truth: Fish oil does not provide any of the fatty acides skin requires for health. Fish oil is great for other reasons!
Myth: A capsule or two will give me everything I need
Truth: You would need to take 14 capsules to get the same amount of EFA’s that one tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Plus Oil will give you.
Myth: My body can digest all of the goodness out of a capsule
Truth: Our body can digest oils twice as efficiently if it is pre-mixed into food.
Myth: Taking oil will make me put on weight.
Truth: EFA’s boost our metabolism and help keep us slim.
Bestow Beauty Oils
Bestow Beauty Oils are a moisturiser for your skin from within.
Generally speaking, 1 tablespoon a day, emulsified into food will be enough to ensure you are receiving the correct amounts of EFAs into your diet.
You can start as small as a teaspoon and work your way up. For skin conditions like eczema, acne, rosacea and such - your therapist may recommend 2 tablespoons.
You can use it in smoothies, breakfasts, salad dressings – the options are endless. There are so many recipes now, where you can add your Bestow Beauty Oil - have a look at the Bestow Cookbooks & Bestow 7 Day Cleanse Programmes!
What is Bestow Beauty Oil, and why to take Bestow Beauty Oil?
It is a perfect blend of organic & unrefined oils cold-pressed from golden flax and other goodies.
These EFAs are extremely important for skin health. Especially for people who suffer from a wide range of skin conditions - dry, oily, eczema, acne, and lots of other sensitivities. Those without these skin conditions will still benefit greatly!
Here are just some of the benefits of Bestow Beauty Oil:
Creates a healthy glow
Builds skins resilience
Helps to smooth skin and prevent blockages
Improves your natural oil quality, not quantity
Supports healthy hormone production
Reduces redness and reduces inflammation in the skin
Supports overall health
It will improve the quality of oil secreted by your skins oil glands making it anti-inflammatory & more ‘liquid-y’. This will help prevent blockages and breakouts, especially with acne prone skin.
Because it is anti-inflammatory it will also help eczema skins immensely! I am an eczema sufferer myself, and this is always my go-to and my first recommendation to others. As eczema is heavily diet related, I can make my eczema disappear completely when I focus on both diet and skin care routine. Stress plays a big part too, that one is a little harder for me to manage personally. :D
During winter I usually mix it into porridge, during summer I will mix it into drinks and smoothies. If I am in a rush (though I try to avoid that too… stress, you know?!) I will mix it into a little pot of yoghurt (that’s organic natural yoghurt, or coconut yoghurt; not the sweetened chocolate or vanilla yoghurt) and eat that before making the rest of my breakfast.
I take it in the morning because it is easiest for me.
The Bestow Beauty Oil is an every day thing, but an easy thing. Remember it will usually take up to 6-8 weeks to see results on your skin from the outside, but it is important to persevere and understand that it IS working on the inside even though you can’t see it yet. It takes time at first, but is very worth it!