One of the most important roles for Linoleic Acid is caring for your skin's barrier functions - protecting against water loss and keeping invading allergens and bacteria out. Linoleic acid is required by our body to make ceramide 1 linoleate. The Ceramides play a vital role in the formation of the lipid bi-layers, found between the cells of the stratum corneum (outer layer), that keep your skin strong and resilient.
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Bottom line: If your skin type is dry or sensitive, or you suffer from rosacea, eczema or dermatitis, then linoleic acid should be a best friend. Prevention of skin & scalp/hair dryness can be achieved in part by including linoleic acid in your diet and in your skin care creams. (The chart below can help.)
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