Vitamin F in Skin Care
Don’t be fooled about this vitamin – it is not a real one! Marketing gimmicks are referring to certain fatty nutrients as Vitamin F, comparing it to Vitamin B, which in fact is made up of several vitamins, making up a “B complex”. So – I want to clarify this factoid twist – and confirm for you that DrBarad Illuminated SkinCare (DBISC) products include “Vitamin F”, as well as many other nutrients and active ingredients that work synergistically to treat skin. The concentration and combination of all the components in DBISC products have been customized to best address the different body areas – as the skin around your eyes is not like the rest of your face, neck skin is not like facial skin, etc…
In fact, “Vitamin F complex” is made up of 2 fats – linoleic acid (LA), an Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an Omega-3 EFA. These are called “essential”, because our body can’t manufacture them, so you must get them from your diet. Dietary EFA’s support all your organs – such as your skin, which is your largest organ, as well as your hormonal and immune system functions. So, you should make sure you get “Vitamin F” in your diet, but also double down on the benefit of these compounds through topical application.
“Vitamin F” is a building block of ceramides, which in turn participate in the integrity of skin cell membranes. The anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting benefit of “Vitamin F” helps skin strengthen its barrier function. Barrier integrity prevents excessive water loss, helps retain nutrients and moisture in, and toxins and bacteria out. Poor skin barrier integrity leads to skin dehydration, crepiness, poor healing, rough texture, acne, Rosacea – and, of course, skin inflammation and aging.
So, if you hear about this new “vitamin” – it’s not new, just new nomenclature for a combination of fatty compounds that are essential to healthy, youthful looking skin….as well as overall good health when incorporated in a well-balanced diet. Look no further than DBISC to provide topical Vitamin F along with antioxidants, moisturizers, and healing ingredients to optimize your skin health and keep you looking your best.
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