Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The benefits of adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids for the skin include the reduction of breakdown of collagen and elastin, thus preventing wrinkles, and the retention of stored fat by the dermal fat cells.  Both are the result of the reduction of inflammation and increase in resolution in the skin.  The key is how much.  You will usually need at least 5 grams of EPA and DHA to see a benefit.