skin diet

Its all about your skin health.

Here at Vida For You we believe skin care is not just about what you put on your skin, but also what you feed your body, and therefore your skin.

Over the past ten years, dermatologists have learned a great deal about the affect our diet has on our skin, and research has shown that the Mediterranean diet often comes out top when it comes to promoting a healthy complexion. We have combined the Mediterranean diet into our products, with many of them utilising ingredients used in the cuisine into their makeup. For example, tomato skin contains ingredients which decreases the damage caused by UV rays, and olive oil, which has anti-ageing properties as well as being an effective moisturiser. We love the Mediterranean diet, so we’re working on a collection of our favourite recipes, to go hand in hand with our products.

Antioxidant foods

Green tea

It is rich in potent antioxidants that can benefit the body in many ways. The most known is called epigallocatechin gallate and it can stimulate your body’s metabolism and speed up weight loss.

Turmeric

This spice is rich in essential minerals, including magnesium, potassium and calcium. It’s also an excellent source of fibre, zinc, Vitamin B6 and contains healthy amounts of Vitamin C and magnesium.

Grapes

They are rich in a polyphenol called resveratrol; it is one of the powerful antioxidants which has been found to play a protective role against coronary heart disease and has antiaging effects. Anthocyanins are another class of polyphenolic antioxidants present abundantly in red grapes. These phytochemicals have been found to have an anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, as well as anti-cancer effect. In white and green grapes, we can find Catechins, another group of powerful antioxidants.

 Tomatoes

They provide the body with a tremendous number of natural vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, excellent Vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline, zinc and phosphorus. Tomatoes can reduce the amount of damage done to your body by smoking cigarettes or inhaling second hand smoke.other nut. Rich in fibre and Vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant that helps fight dangerous inflammation.

Almonds

Relatively low in calories, they have more calcium than any other nut. Rich in fibre and Vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant that helps fight dangerous inflammation.

How to boost your collagen production

Flaxseed

It is rich in fat Omega-3. Skin cells are surrounded by a fatty layer that protects the DNA so, the higher your omega-3 intake, the stronger that layer is and the plumper your skin cells are. Add some into smoothies or add it to your salad and aim to have a tablespoon of flaxseeds each day.

Green and black olives

This foodstuff is rich in sulphur and Vitamin A, both very important for collagen production. Also, fresh cucumbers and fresh stalks of celery are rich in sulphur and assist in keeping collagen levels high. Add raw carrots and baked sweet potatoes to the diet for an extra boost.

Chocolate

It is the most loved food on Earth and also really good for your skin. Add it to the daily diet to boost the blood flow to get higher levels of nutrients and moisture to your skin. It seems also to protect the skin from UV damage. Remember, only dark chocolate contains enough antioxidants to have an effect.

Manuka Honey

This special honey comes from New Zealand and has unique healing properties. It has been used in skin care for centuries by the Maori people of New Zealand. This honey, used topically, can restore and rejuvenate the skin. It supports the skin cell renewal process and assists in the production of stronger collagen protein. It is also rich in antioxidants.

Avocado Oil

A natural way to enhance the production of collagen. Avocado oil is deeply hydrating and highly compatible with the natural oils in your skin. This oil is rich in plant steroids, which help to reduce blemishes and age spots. It also helps to regenerate and rejuvenate skin damaged by free radicals. Avocado oil is important because it is scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production and it increases the proportion of soluble collagen in the dermis layer of the skin. Add fresh avocadoes to your favourite salad and soup recipes.Relatively low in calories, they have more calcium than any other nut. Rich in fibre and Vitamin E and a powerful antioxidant that helps fight dangerous inflammation.