So, what are the key benefits of incorporating chia oil into your daily skincare routine
The antioxidant-rich oil can protect the skin against harsh environmental stressors, provide super hydration (without the greasy feeling) as well as reduce trans-epidermal water loss (no more dull, dry skin).
And how does it do this?
Chia Oil is the richest source of Omega 3s, which are skin superpowers and truly fundamental to the health of our skin. These essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be created by the body, and therefore, must be consumed or topically applied. Without omegas, our natural skin barrier couldn’t function, which would leave the skin vulnerable to dehydration, inflammation, and blemishes.
Chia seed oil is also a major source of vitamin B3 and zinc.
What is vitamin B3 and why we need it?
It not only helps restore cellular energy, repair damaged DNA, and reduce the effects of harsh UV rays, but also slows discoloration and wrinkles. Its ability to fight off internal and external stressors means the potential for deterioration and breakdown of the skin, which comes with age, is lessened. Vitamin B3 has also been shown to reduce redness (due to its anti-inflammatory qualities), maintain hydration, and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.
Zinc is a crucial part of your skin’s defense system. Whether inflammation or environmental stressors, this mineral can protect and heal your skin. Zinc not only lessens the formation of harsh free radicals but also restricts the damaging effects of the UV rays and pollution we’re exposed to every day.
Its anti-microbial properties soothe and treat the skin, which means fewer breakouts! New pimples are formed when bacteria and skin cells block pores, but zinc stops this process in its tracks. As an immunity booster, zinc reduces the inflammation that accompanies new breakouts, as well as reduces the natural oils that clog pores in the first place!
And that's why we need a little chia oil in our lives!