How you can use ‘vitamin F’ to slow premature aging

I think that most of us aren’t really worried about turning back the clock. After all, while my younger years were fun, maturity has come with some big benefits, like feeling confident in my own skin.

Yet, at the same time, it never hurts to at least slow down that clock a bit, at least when it comes to skin aging, in order to see fewer fine lines and wrinkles, less dark spots, and even, more luminous tone.

And, there’s a new kid on the block that could deliver on that promise…

Vitamin F.

The non-vitamin vitamin

Okay, okay — I hear you. There is no vitamin F.

And, you’re right.

Although skincare experts have coined the term, vitamin F is not a real vitamin.

In fact, the F simply stands for fat. Specifically, vitamin F is two types of fatty acids — linoleic acid (an omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3).

Yup, the same fatty acids you get from nuts, seeds, and fish.

These acids are now the hottest trend in skincare.

Why?

Well, according to dermatologist Dr. Mamina Turegano, M.D., F.A.A.D, “Because LA and ALA play a big role in our cell membranes and immune health, they play a big role in our skin.”

The omega-6 is used by your body to create the ceramides that keep your skin cell membranes strong and healthy. And, that omega-3 is needed for your immune system and to keep inflammation balanced, both of which can determine whether your skin looks clear, even, and younger or is showing more signs of aging than your years would warrant.

Put simply, they shore up the integrity of your skin’s natural barrier.

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This means that moisture and essential nutrients are locked in while the environmental toxins you’re exposed to every day that can accelerate aging are locked out.

So, is it any wonder that vitamin F has been making headlines in skincare?

Topical versus oral

According to dermatologists, you’re welcome to get your daily dose of vitamin F one of two ways (or even both for optimal skin health).

You can use the fatty acids either topically or take a supplement to get your omegas.

If you go the topical route, be sure to look for a face oil packed with sunflower, hemp seed, evening primrose, or rosehip seed.

Related: 6 ways to healthy skin — from the inside out (infographic)

Or, DIY it by opening a soft gel already packed with omegas-6 and 3, like Peak Krill Oil™. Although fish oil has a very slight fishy odor, most people don’t find it noticeable with krill oil, and it provides a rich source of all of the omegas you need to support youthful skin.

The second way to get your vitamin F is to take your omegas orally. And, this is where Peak Krill Oil™ really shines, since taking it orally allows you to grab not only the skin benefits of vitamin F but also all of the other health benefits it has to offer, including support for:

  • Joint health
  • Balanced inflammation
  • Heart health
  • A better mood

So, if you’ve been missing out on the newest vitamin powerhouse, it’s time to add vitamin F to your daily regimen. Rub it on or take it in supplement form to slow premature skin aging and look and feel your best.

Sources:

  1. Dietary linoleic acid and risk of coronary heart disease — Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  2. Health benefits of krill oil: 5 ways the supplement trumps regular fish oil — Fox News
  3. Why Vitamin F For Skin Is Everywhere All Of A Sudden — The Zoe Report

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Virginia Tims-Lawson

By Virginia Tims-Lawson

Virginia Tims-Lawson has dedicated her life to researching and studying natural health after her mother had a stroke that left her blind in one eye at the age of 47, and her grandmother and two great uncles died from heart attacks. Spurred by her family history, Virginia’s passion to improve her and her family’s health through alternative practices, nutrients and supplements has become a mission she shares through her writing. She is the founder and Chief Research officer for Peak Pure & Natural.