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Can flaxseed help my complexion?

If you're eating a low-fat diet, flax seed can boost the essential fatty acids the body needs to produce healthy, radiant skin. Studies show both omega-6 fatty acids and the omega-3 fatty acids in flax seed help soothe skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. A diet with these lipids in adequate supply helps the skin protect itself from outside irritants, produce the proper amount of natural oils and retain moisture. Omega-3 fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties, which might benefit people with skin flare-ups. Flax seed oil can be applied topically in a cosmetic lotion or cream, or taken orally.

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