Beauty & Udo's Oil
The Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 3 and 6, are among the nutrients most lacking in our modern diets. Yet they are vital to the cells that make up our skin, hair and nails. Without them, our skin can feel dry, our hair lacklustre and our nails brittle.
Beauty begins from the inside out. Introducing Udo’s Oil to the diet can make skin, hair and nails healthy again. That’s because the carefully chosen and blended Udo’s Oil ingredients contain active lignans, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements which benefits every cell in the body – and great whole health translates into true, natural beauty.
Udo’s Oil delivers all the ‘good’ fats we need in the ideal ratio of 2:1:1 to optimise health, beauty and fitness while delivering all those famed Omega benefits.
Regular blow-drying, curling, straightening, crimping, backcombing and colouring can take their toll on the look and feel of our hair. The quality of our diets and lifestyles shines through. Nutrition matters and Essential Fatty Acids can really help.
Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 3 and 6, are called ‘essential’ because the body needs them – yet it cannot produce them itself and must get them from the food we eat. The modern western diet however, doesn’t give us enough of these important constituents - and when we do get them, they don’t always arrive in the right 2:1:1 ratio to enable the proper functioning of the cells in our hair and on our scalp. When these cells don’t function well, they don’t retain moisture. Dehydrated cells lead to dry, brittle hair while dry skin on the scalp flakes off as dandruff. It’s not a good look.
A daily drizzle or two of Udo’s Oil, however, supplies the Essential Fatty Acid we need in exactly the right ratio to enjoy glowing, dewy skin and strong, smooth nails, while nourished follicles grow shining, lustrous hair. A dose of Udo’s Oil everyday may be the ultimate beauty tip.
The skin is made up of three layers:
- Epidermis: The top layer where skin cells and pigment are made. It acts as a protective barrier.
- Dermis: The middle layer which contains supportive collagen, and elastin, which helps the skin snap back into place if stretched.
- Subcutis: The cushiony bottom layer that consists largely of fat cells, along with some blood vessels and nerve and muscle fibres.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are absolutely essential for proper cellular health because they are the building blocks of all cell membranes, including the cells of our skin, hair, and nails. A cell membrane surrounds and protects every cell in the human body, letting nutrients in, and waste out.
EFAs help keep cells healthy and their membranes functioning. Because it is the cell membrane that also holds moisture in, a strong membrane means plumper, younger looking skin. Yes, please! Not getting enough EFAs in the diet? The skin may be dry, inflamed and prone to whiteheads and blackheads.
Skin cells require a steady and balanced supply of EFAs to retain their youthful quality. For skin and hair cells to absorb all of those expensive moisturizers and conditioning treatments we so carefully apply, consider EFA supplementation to be an inexpensive and essential addition to the daily beauty regime. Good fats such as Omega 3 and 6 provide the foundation for long term skin health – and they protect hearts and joints too.
Brittle nails are often a result of inadequate Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3 and 6 in the diet, so to grow them strong, smooth and healthy, reach for the Udo’s Oil. It’s a well-known beauty tip among who hair stylists find constant exposure to water and hair products can weaken their nails; when they increase their intake of essential fats they often find that their nails recover and strengthen.