Skincare products that work on oily skin can be the best choice for your skin, according to a new study.
It has been found that a high concentration of the omega-3 fatty acid Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can help smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The research, published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Dermatology, is the first to look at the effects of Eico-3 on skin.
It found that people with oily skin tended to have better results after using EPA-rich products, while people with light to medium skin tone had worse results.
However, the researchers warn that a product’s effect on skin may vary according to the person’s skin type and skin texture.
“The benefits of EPA-Rich products should be weighed against their potential for irritation, which is another concern,” said lead researcher Dr Sarah Kuehne.
If you have oily skin, and want to keep it moisturised and protected from the sun, then this study is a good start.
For the study, researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia studied 1,002 people aged between 16 and 70, all of whom had at least a fair amount of oily skin.
They found that those with oily and combination skin types had the highest EPA levels, while those with fair to average skin had the lowest.
They also found that both oily and medium skin types were more likely to experience irritation when using a product that contains the omega 3 fatty acid.
People with oily or combination skin were more than twice as likely to suffer from dryness, redness and peeling, compared with those with lighter skin types.
According to the research, it’s important to remember that using products that contain Eicoden-rich oil is an essential part of the oily-skin routine.
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