skin care episode 2

The 5 Basic needs of the skin are:

*1. Oxygen*–This stimulates the body's natural healing function. It's anti-inflammatory and stimulates collagen production. It's also antibacterial.

Massaging your skin help improve blood and oxygen flow, drain toxin build-up and is incredibly relaxing.

*2. Nutrition* - Essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are an important component of any healthy diet. They help to build up the lipid-based cell membranes that hold in water and nutrients. In the case of the skin, those lipids also form an oil barrier that protects the skin from UV damage and pollutants. Without EFAs, skin-cell membranes and that overall protective barrier can't work effectively.

*3. Hydration* -The skin is no different from the rest of the body when it comes to needing hydration. Water helps to remove impurities from the skin that can lead to pimples, and it hydrates to keep the skin looking plump and smooth.
GDrinking enough water daily and using the right skincare products that moisturizes the skin will help keep the skin hydrated.

The EFAs you need to keep your skin looking great are primarily omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. skin experts also recommend another EFA, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), for its anti-inflammatory effects. GLA is founds mostly in plant oils.