The benefits of omega 7… When you think of healthy Omega fats, it’s likely Omega 3 and Omega 6 come to mind, but have you ever heard of Omega 7?
The reason you’ve probably never heard of this elusive fatty acid is that it’s so rare in the plant and animal kingdoms.
So what exactly are Omega 7 Fats?
Omega 7 fatty acids, also known as palmitoleic acid, are a class of unsaturated fatty acids that are fast gaining a reputation in the health and beauty industry thanks to their fantastic health and beauty properties.
By now you’re probably wondering where exactly you could get Omega 7, and that would be in sea buckthorn puree, which gives the highest concentration of Omega 7 of any known natural source.
Keep reading for 7 of the top omega 7 benefits!
1. Healthy Hydrated Skin
Omega 7 is absolutely fantastic for soothing dry skin conditions. Externally, it will provide the moisture needed to heal chapped, broken skin and provide a healthy barrier to lock this moisture in.
Internally, Omega 7 will provide moisture to the body’s lubrication channels, namely the hair, skin, and nails. It also lubricates the mucous membranes and therefore has been shown to help people suffering from dry eyes, as well as provide relief for women suffering from postmenopausal vaginal dryness.
3. Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract
Issues in the GI tract include problems with digestion, acidity, and ulcers, all of which contribute to many nasty symptoms such as pain and burning in the stomach, and even fatigue.
Because omega 7 helps to lubricate the mucous membranes it can help with these common GI issues. You won’t believe the difference in your overall well-being and energy levels when you sort your gut out.
4. Younger Skin
Hydration is truly the key to youthful and beautiful skin and omega 7 delivers it in spades. Omega 7 will help to fight inflammation, as well as protect against wrinkles and loss of elasticity for skin that glows with radiant youthfulness.
5. Healthy Heart
Healthy cholesterol levels are essential for cardiovascular health and omega 7 has shown promise for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Omega 7 can also smooth artery passage ensuring artery walls stay strong.
Like omega 3 which helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL), omega 7 goes one step further by lowering bad cholesterol and actually helps raise good cholesterol (HDL).
6. Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
Omega 7 can help to prevent diabetes by improving insulin resistance which lowers glucose levels. Omega 7 also fights obesity by reducing the accumulation of fat cells, as obesity is a large risk factor for diabetes.
7. Reduces and Prevents Acne Breakouts
We’ve mentioned how Omega 7 can fight the signs of aging, but it’s just as beneficial if you suffer from problem skin. Omega 7 has potent anti-inflammatory properties and by reducing inflammation in the skin, you’ll notice a marked improvement in your blemishes.
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Soap is something we all use, and we bet there’s a bar or two sitting in your shower right now. However, even though we all use it, not all of our skin’s react the same way to the ingredients found in commercial soaps.
Don’t be fooled by a nice scent or a creamy lather, as it’s usually the result of sulfates or artificial fragrance. Not only do these synthetic ingredients put your health at risk, if your skin is even slightly sensitive then you want to look the other way, trust us!
Fortunately, there is a natural way to make soap using healthy ingredients that won’t put your health at risk or aggravate your skin. In fact, your skin will feel like silk and simply glow with radiance!
Keep reading for our favorite DIY soap recipes for even the most sensitive skin.
Shea Butter Coconut Milk Soap with Calendula Flowers
Sounds fancy, but even though this soap is pretty luxurious, it’s super easy to make.
Creamy Coconut Milk is one ingredient you want to keep around if your skin is sensitive because it’s loaded with fatty acids that will fight inflammation in your skin. We should also mention that it feels positively decadent on the skin too!
Rich Shea Butter is a superstar ingredient for sensitive skin as it’s also rich in fatty acids along with vitamins A,B,C,D,E,F and K. Shea butter has been proven to treat everything from burns to stretch marks and is especially beneficial if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis.
Calendula Flowers don’t only add a gorgeous swirl of color to these bars, but their powerful anti- inflammatory properties will help to soothe inflamed and sore skin.
You sure can’t go wrong with soothing oatmeal when it comes to calming and protecting sensitive skin, thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Hydrating Honey adds wonderful moisture to the skin, which is very important when dealing with sensitive skin, as one of the main characteristics of sensitive skin is often skin that flakes and peels. Raw honey is also loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that will fight bacteria in the skin and leave it glowing.
Goat’s milk will not only leave the skin silky soft, it’s loaded with fatty acids, and antioxidant vitamins like selenium and vItamin A to keep the skin at it’s healthiest best.
While there are some ingredients you may need to avoid if your skin is ultra sensitive, lavender sure isn’t one of them!
Lavender has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that offer excellent benefits when applied topically to the skin. Just one whiff of this fragrant flower is also sure to bring an instant sense of calm and peace to your frazzled mind.
Goat’s Milk provides skin lovin’ nutrients and a few drops of lemon essential oil is perfect for uplifting the spirits. This one is best to keep when you need a little pick-me-up!