Why Vitamin F For Skin Is Everywhere All Of A Sudden
Vitamin F is not a real vitamin. It’s not even one single nutrient. I would say it’s almost like a vitamin complex, similar to vitamin B — what with all its B3s and B5s and B12s — but that’s not quite right, either. So what is vitamin F, and why is it in your skincare? So glad you asked.
“In order to stay hydrated, the skin needs a mechanism to trap water inside the skin layers, preventing it from evaporating from the cells,” Dr. Nava Greenfield, M.D., F.A.A.D., a dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, explains in an email to TZR. “Fatty acids are important components of the many skin layers to maintain its barrier function: maintaining water retention, keeping essential nutrients inside, and environmental toxins outside.” In other words, vitamin F helps lock moisture in, keep toxins and bacteria out, heal existing damage, and prevent “dryness, rough texture, increased sensitivity, allergies, inflammation, aging, and skin conditions like rosacea, acne, eczema, and atopic dermatitis.” That is basically every skin condition known to man, so yeah, vitamin F is pretty important.
Source: The Zoe Report – Why Vitamin F For Skin Is Everywhere All Of A Sudden By, Jessica L. Yarbrough