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The surprising benefits of omega oils

Today’s eating habits are more and more calorific. Biscuits, chips, carbohydrates, starchy and highly processed food has overwhelmed our diet. This food intake often lacks omega oil, a fatty acid which has a predominant place in a healthy body. Omega oils help everything from the skin to the brain and even the respiratory system.

Help your skin heal with collagen

Can collagen help treat acne?

Acne is a common skin condition which causes spots, a rash and eventually can leave a scar.

Collagen has many functions from reducing wrinkles to strengthening ligaments but did you know it can help treat acne?

What to eat to boost your summertime tan

Melanin is a pigment found in our skin, hair and the iris of our eyes. Other than determining our skin colour, melanin’s other key function is to absorb the harmful effects of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays.

As we’re exposed to the sun’s rays, our skin colour changes. Tanning (i.e. the darkening of skin colour) is the result of melanin reacting to the ultraviolet rays that could be potentially harmful to the skin.

The importance of SPF

The importance of SPF UVA_UVB image

Exposure to Ultraviolet radiation also known as UVA (long waves) and UVB (short waves) can have radical short term and long term damage to skin. Whilst UVA penetrates deep into the skin killing off your natural collagen and elastin fibres to cause premature ageing (photoageing) UVB penetrates the upper layers of skin causes redness and burning.  The importance of using Sun Protection Factor (SPF) sun screen products becomes apparent.