Dry and Dull Looking Skin

Q: I am 51 and I notice my skin has suddenly become dry and dull looking. I use quality moisturizers. What is causing this?

A: Beautiful glowing skin comes from within. Never has this been more true than when we are entering menopause. A "very" special fatty acid called GLA (gamma linolenic acid) is required to maintain the stability and fluidity of the natural water loss barrier in our skin. Skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, cradle cap, acne and dry skin occur when we do not have enough GLA. GLA is vital for keeping skin cells moist and strong, improving the integrity of the skin and reducing wrinkles. The sad fact is as we age we lose the ability to convert fatty acids from the food we eat into GLA. GLA is found in borage oil (20 to 24%) and to a lesser extent evening primrose oil (8 to 10%). GLA is not found in food in high enough quantities to maintain our needs through diet alone. GLA is a major component of beautiful skin. GLA makes your skin luminescent, dewy and glowing. The main reason our skin becomes dull and thick after menopause is due to the inability to make GLA. After menopause it is essential that we take a daily dose of GLA to ensure beautiful skin. As we age GLA can reduce inflammation in the skin. Inflammation is a contributing factor in wrinkled skin. Without sufficient GLA the skin becomes dry, rough and wrinkled. GLA is the beautiful skin oil. GLA has also been found to inhibit male hormones in the skin that cause acne. GLA can be taken both internally and applied externally to acne prone areas with excellent results. GLA SKIN OIL is a highly concentrated GLA supplement containing 500mg of GLA per serving. The recommended daily dose is 500 to 1000mg per day. Those with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, or rosacea can take up to 2000mg per day of GLA. After 12 weeks of supplementing with GLA SKIN OIL your friends will be asking if you have had "work" done. Start taking GLA when you are young and take it daily for beautiful, glowing skin.