Years ago, when I had copious amounts of hair, I used to love going to the hair dresser. Never did my long locks look better than after 45+ minutes of dedicated attention by a salon professional yielding an ionic blow dryer and flat iron. I would always leave saying that I felt like a Pretty Pony as my shiny locks blew in the wind happily behind me. To be honest, once in a while I do miss that feeling, but not the 45+ minutes it would take for ME to do the blow out and straighten…not in the least, thankyouverymuch.
Anyway, as most of us know, and I’ve been reinforcing it on here for a while now, human beings most certainly “are what we eat.” We can recognize that in how we feel after a meal (tired, bloated, energized, light) and also how we look. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it’s like a billboard, indicating the goods, the bads and the uglies of what’s going on underneath it. There are a number of things that can affect our skin health, but today I’m going to touch on the effects of essential fatty acids.
Many of us have heard of the magical omegas (not all are good for us though, and some are downright harmful) and are trying to incorporate them into our diet. The ones which are especially important to the human body are the two omega-3’s, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The body cannot make them directly itself, hence why they are essential, and the list of duties they have in promoting our health is extensive. But let’s just say, these guys are needed here, there and everywhere, especially in the skin! They keep the skin from drying out, have been shown to help combat acne and provide you with an illustrious shine (both your skin AND hair)!
So have no fear, you, too, can become a Pretty Pony without the demands on your time required by 3 feet of hair! And, hey, if vanity is what it takes you to consider changing your eating habits, then no judgement here!
Shine on, my friends. Shine on.