The Mediterranean diet, which focuses on primarily eating plant-based foods along with fresh seafood, has enjoyed a recent resurgence in the food and health industry. Though this diet originated decades ago in countries like Italy and Greece, research has shown that there are plenty of health benefits to following a Mediterranean diet, from preventing diabetes and heart attacks, along with improving general health and wellbeing.
However, the Mediterranean diet is not just limited to food – there are plenty of benefits to reap from following a Mediterranean diet of skincare, too!
Olive oil is the main tenet of a proper Mediterranean diet, and holds many assets when it comes to your skin as well. Olive oil acts as an antioxidant, meaning that it helps to fight off the damaging and ageing effects of free radicals from UV rays and pollution. Of course, olive oil is a great moisturiser and leaves skin feeling soft after application.
The Mediterranean diet also calls for incorporating lots of nuts and oily fish, such as salmon, in order to consume more Omega 3 fatty acids. Fatty acids in oily fish improve cardiovascular health, while fatty acids in skincare help to keep the skin elastic, strengthen skin against signs of environmental damage, calm redness and increase hydration. Nuts are a Mediterranean approved snack, while their oil often has high vitamin content, including vitamins A and E to keep your skin wrinkle free and healthy, making nut oils a fantastic choice to treat your skin with.
Try our Mediterranean Blend Age Renewal Facial Oil, which combines powerhouse ingredients prickly pear oil, sweet almond oil and olive oil, to integrate a bit of the Mediterranean lifestyle into your skincare routine!