How to Get Smooth Skin with Flaxseed Oil
Let’s talk about skin! Soft skin. Glowing skin. Moisturized skin, and how to get it from the inside out. Most beauty fanatics know the skin-loving properties of Omega fatty acids. However, a great skin smoother you may not know about is flaxseed oil!
My Mom always keeps a bottle of flaxseed oil in the fridge. During a phase when I was a young 20s lady living at home (long story), I asked if I could get on the flaxseed oil train with her. “Yes, it’s very good for the skin” (in classic Mom voice). I added a tablespoon to my smoothie everyday. And you know what? Within a few weeks, my skin was rather drastically different. It felt softer to the touch, looked clearer, and was overall more luminous and healthy looking!
What is flaxseed oil and why is it so great?
Flaxseed oil is the oil extracted from flaxseeds (obviously), also known as linseeds.
Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil are known as powerhouse health ingredients because they are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, aka heart-loving warrior fats! Omega 3’s do all kinds of wonderful things such as protect the brain and reduce inflammation. And of course, flaxseed oil helps to hydrate and nourish the skin from the inside out, resulting in smoother, softer more comfortable skin all over.
Flaxseed oil is a great alternative to fish oil for vegans and vegetarians.
Where do I get it and how do I use it?
If you’d prefer taking your flaxseed oil in the form of a capsule, the Nature Made Organic Flaxseed Oil ($23.46) softgel capsules (available on Amazon) are great. You simply take one, once a day, with food. So easy.
For loose oil, there are awesome options at Walmart. I love the Nature’s Way EfaGold Organic Flax Oil ($13.19).
When using loose flaxseed oil, simply add a tablespoon to your salad dressing, protein shake or smoothie once a day.
DON’T cook with flaxseed oil! It’s supposed to be taken cold and raw. Heat can destroy the goodies.
If you’re aiming for soft, nourished skin this Fall and Winter, definitely supplement your topical moisturizing routine with flaxseed oil. (Your brain and heart will love it too, and that’s always a good thing).
Let me know how it goes!