Did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month. Yep, you cant make this stuff up.
So, in honor of great skin everywhere (and those of us who strive for great skin), I thought Id focus on all things skin this month. Ill share some little known natural skin care ingredients, a few natural skin care recipes, and even a few of my favorite best natural skin care products.
Lets start with krill oil. This essential fatty acid complex is derived from tiny shrimp called Antarctic krill.
This unique marine oil is not only a rich source of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids, but is also a rich source of phospholipids and naturally occurring antioxidants, including vitamins A and E and astaxanthin.
These last three nutrients give krill oil an antioxidant advantage over other fish oils because of its free radical-scavenging ability. In fact, the ORAC score (or antioxidant capacity) of krill oil has been shown to be 300 times greater than vitamins E or A alone and 48 times greater than other fish oil products available!
Plus, krill oils fatty acid and phospholipid content makes it an ideal choice for delivering moisture and hydration to the skin. A clinical study conducted with krill oil showed that supplementation with krill oil had a positive effect on skin health and appearance, helping to reduce wrinkles by improving skin hydration.
And, as an additional benefit, animal studies suggest that krill oil has photo-protective benefits when taken orally. A controlled animal study has shown that krill oil even helps to protect your skin from UV-induced skin redness!
Source Naturals makes a good krill oil product, as does Dr. Mercola. Take as directed.
For more wrinkle free skin care secrets, visit Dr. Larks Web site.