Vitamin F fights dry skin and eczema
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An anti-eczema vitamin or essential fatty acid, vitamin F does not, strictly speaking, belong to the vitamin family, though it continues to be included in the group. A lack of vitamin F can cause angina, arteriosclerosis, psoriasis, varicose veins, brittle nails and hair, eczema, allergies, acne…
On your plate
Vitamin F is categorized with liposoluble vitamins. It is made up of double bond polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid.
- For omega-3 F vitamins: borage and blackcurrant seed oils and oils from cold-water fish… remember the cod liver oil of your childhood!
- For omega-6 F vitamins: evening primrose, safflower, corn germ and sunflower oils.
- For mono-unsaturated fatty acids: olive oil.
In your beauty products
Vitamin F is recognized in the cosmetics industry for preventing dry skin and soothing skin irritated by cold and wind. Vitamin F is not synthesized by the body, hence the importance of using it in body care products since it is essential to the structure of the hydrolipic barrier that protects skin against moisture loss. Vitamin F allows epidermal cells to regain water tension while decreasing their impermeability and strengthening skin against outside aggressions.
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