Healthy fats are one of the most important nutrients for our body. It balance hormones, reduce inflammation, increase circulation and condition the scalp and skin. This leads to improved hair growth and healthier skin.
Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory. They help to reduce inflammation throughout your body, reducing the severity of acne and calming skin redness, puffiness, and itchiness.
Omega-6 fatty acids are inflammatory. Getting too much of these fats can increase the severity of acne, and cause chronic inflammation in your skin which can, in the long run, contribute to skin damage.
You can get adequate amounts of omega-3s by eating a variety of foods, including the following:
- Kidney Beans