So, how did September just creep up on us so quickly!

I’ve literally had my head down deep in study and emerged back into the world to find we are almost mid September!!

What happened!!!

Although I am kinda loving the endless summer vibes right now!

flaxseedThis month has also seen me step right out of my comfort zone and speak about nutrition at some events, one being a beauty event. There were a few oils that the company wanted me to focus on, and one was flaxseed.

I’ve always known that flaxseed was a goodie but it was great to re-visit and dive deep into my old friend just to be reminded…..

Why your skin needs flaxseed oil.

I definitely  think that flaxseed oil deserves the title super oil as it holds a whole array of health benefits ranging from disease prevention to weight loss aid. But when it comes to the skin…especially wrinkles.. its a dream.flaxseed oil

♦ First off flaxseed oil is full of essential fatty acids which gives the skin its bounce and elasticity, plus improving the tone and texture. Applying it topically or ingesting it, your totally on a winner!

♦ Flaxseed is extremely beneficial for inflammatory skin issues like acne, rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Fatty acids act to balance out the skins own natural oils, reducing any inflammation and aiding the skin to repair.

♦ Flaxseed oil increases collagen production and is a wonderful natural way to fight cellulite. 

Structural changes in the skin’s tissues, including weakened collagen, makes cellulite more visible because the skin becomes thinner and less able to conceal the irregularities created by the superficial fat and connective tissue just below its surface. By adding flaxseed oil to your diet, you can actually help to fight the appearance of cellulite ~ Dr Axe

♦ Flaxseed oil is abundant in antioxidants which protects the skin from UV damage, free radicals and all the nasty pollution we are breathing in on a daily basis.

♦ When applied to the skin, flaxseed oil not only improves facial tone but it also ups your moisturization levels. The high omega-3 content helps normalise skin lipids which leads to maximising your hydration levels. 

And finally…. 

You can take it  straight out the bottle (if your brave!) capsule form, or add it to your food e.g salad, soups.

Don’t cook with it as it does not have a high smoke point and turn the healthy fats into harmful ones.

My favourite way is to add it to a beautifying smoothie. Here’s the recipe…

flaxseed oil♥ 1 large frozen banana

♥ 1 handful of spinach 

♥ 1 handful of kale

♥ 1 tbsp of pumpkin seeds 

♥ 1 tbsp sesame seeds

♥ 1 tbsp cacao 

♥♥ 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil ♥♥

 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

 

I blend all the ingredients with coconut milk but you can use your favourite nut milk or fresh spring water.

So take action now.  Put flaxseed oil right at the top of your beauty shopping list.

Have a wonderful weekend

Much love

Alexandra ♥

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