Flax seeds (aka linseeds, or pressed flax seed oil) are mighty in short chain omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids that are not only important to the health of our brains and digestive system, but they also help keep our hair and skin healthy.
For example, omega-3's are linked to fighting off wrinkles. They help to soften and nourish the skin in addition to reversing some of the signs of sun damage and help fight off acne. As for haircare, it has been found that those who ingest or use products containing flax seed have stronger hair that falls out less often. Flaxseed oil can be applied directly to the skin in the form of an over the counter capsule that you can buy at a health-food store, or in a beauty product containing a high concentration of the pressed oil. Shop flaxseed-enhanced products below and let me know what you think about what we eat having an effect on our beauty.