Boost Skin Health by Healthy Fish

by Matthew Jones and Lori Bogedin

Eating fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and herring, to name only a few, are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids are excellent to maintain a healthy body, but they are also important for maintaining skin health. Eating fish as a regular part of your diet is also a good source of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for your skin. Let’s take a look at why you should introduce fish into your diet and how to maintain a radiant complexion.

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Different kinds of fish contain various compounds that can be good (or even bad) for you and your skin. That said, fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, anchovy, herring, and trout are all good for your health, especially if you don’t fry them! These fish are all high in omega-3 fatty acids. Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in your diet is vital for your skin to remain moisturized. Without it, you may find your skin dry, cracked, and even itchy.

These fatty acids also have a myriad of other health benefits, including fighting inflammation on your skin. So, if you’re in the mood for fish and chips, make sure you order a fatty fish!

Monthly Caviar Mask

Sandwiches with black and red caviar on a bread
  • 1 Jar of the Best Caviar You Can Afford
  • 1 Cup of Organic Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon Organic Raw Honey
  • 1 Cucumber

Step One: Mix well the caviar, yogurt, honey into a bowl until the caviar breaks down. Thinly slice the cucumber.

Step Two: Place a warm wet towel over a clean face, neck, and décolleté, then just relax for about 10 minutes. Remove the towel and apply the caviar mixture gently to the small places the warm towels were and cover with cucumber slices. Rest for about 20 to 25 minutes, then remove cucumbers and rub mixture for a minute. Rinse thoroughly and do not apply any creams for approximately 12 hours.

Weekly Caviar Mask Upkeep

  • 1 Jar Caviar
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey (optional and not for irritated skin)

Steps: Distribute the caviar on your face, and then relax for 20 minutes to get a spectacular result. You can also blend it with a spoon of natural honey.

Monthly Caviar Hair Recipe

Fish for Skin Health
  • 1 Jar of Caviar – Use Red Caviar as it is Not as Harsh on Processed Hair
  • 1 Cup of Organic Plain Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive or Almond Oil

Step One: Mix caviar, yogurt, oil, in blenders until smooth. You may need a bit of water for more effortless blending but add sparingly.

Step Two: Apply to clean hair and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.

***Please test a small section of hair where not noticeable as the caviar may affect proceed hair color. Using Red Caviar is best.***

We all have our favorite fish, so I thought here I might go over some simple ways to make sure you are buying the best quality freshest fish.

1. Always buy from a reputable fish market. Try and avoid fish from China and seafood from Thailand. I am not saying that all fish from these areas are bad, but when in doubt or when there are other options, I recommend buying elsewhere.

2. The USDA requires all fish to carry a label stating if it’s wild-caught or farm-raised and identifying its country of origin. Make sure any fish or seafood is clearly labeled.

3. Never buy fish or seafood that looks discolored or has a slimy surface. Look especially on the edges of the fillet where it was cut. If the edges are drying out our changing color, the fillet is starting to go bad.

4. Whole fish should have clear eyes, bright-colored gills, and firm skin.

5. Buy Atlantic Cod in the spring, scallops and wild salmon in the summer, and oysters in the winter. Most ocean fish are freshest in the late spring and summer. Some shellfish are fresher in the fall and winter.

6. Fish in refrigerators are generally not as fresh. The fresh fish are kept on ice.

7. Many fishing companies flash freeze the catch on the ships. This is a great option and sometimes fresher than fresh fish that has to travel far.

8. When a fillet starts going bad, its fibers tear and separate. A fresh fillet has a smooth, uniform surface. Look for this to find a fresh piece of fish.

9. Spoiled fish also has a mild ammonia smell. Fresh fish should smell more like saltwater. Some fish have a scent, but not a pungent, ammonia-like odor.

10. Visit a store that has a lot of customers for a high food turnover rate. A good indication of an establishment that has quality food is that they are busy.

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