5 FAQS on Linoleic Acid Fod Dry Skin

By Joshua Ng (CARiNG Pharmacist) | Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:19pm


1. Linoleic acid is an “essential fatty acid”, what is the significance of this?? “Essential” is a term for a type of oil that the body cannot produce by itself - it must be supplied from an external source. “Fatty acid” is a type of an oil. Linoleic acid is an "unsaturated" fatty acid. It can stay as a liquid even in low temperature. In other words, it is a high quality oil.

2. How does linoleic acid help in the treatment of dry skin?? Linoleic acid is a fatty acid that can help in skin regeneration. It stabilizes the structure of skin cells and preserves the functionality of skin

3. What happens to if my skin is deficient in fatty acid?? The skin structure will be poor, therefore the skin will become flaky, dry and non-elastic. Due to skin dryness, one might experience itch and cracked skin.

4. Can’t I just use a normal moisturizer (without linoleic acid) for very dry skin?? Normal moisturizers do not form a long lasting protective film that linoleic acid is able to. Products with linoleic provide long lasting moisturisation to the skin, coupled with skin regeneration properties.

5. What are the examples of sources containing linoleic acid?? Botanic oils with high amounts of linoleic acid are found in sunflower oil, thistle oil, grapeseed oil, rosehip oil and evening primose oil.

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