Essential fatty acids are some of the good fats that every man should consume for healthy body 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.
The adult population, both men and women, are deficient in essential fatty acids particularly omega 3's with current estimates at approximately 60%+ deficiency. With 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.