Essential fatty acids are some of the good fats that your body requires for healthy function. These essential fats cannot be manufactured by the body and must therefore be consumed through the diet or by way of supplements. There are several essential fatty acids which all play a role in the maintenance of healthy skin and include Omega 3,6,7 and 9 essential fatty acids.
With particular reference to acne, these essential fatty acids help to maintain the integrity of the cell walls regulating waste out of the cells and allowing water and nutrients to enter the cells. Additionally, these essential fats help to dissolve sebum and other pore clogging materials whilst helping to repair the skin which has been damaged by pimples and spots.