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Viridian Nutrition launches Clear Skin Project

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Viridian Nutrition launches Clear Skin Project

Viridian Nutrition is seeking volunteers for its Clear Skin Project. This project will involve providing feedback on our Clear Skin Capsules and 100% Organic Clear Skin Omega Oil


What do I need to do during the project?

To take part, you will be required to take both the Clear Skin Capsules and 100% Organic Clear Skin Omega Oil supplements over a 60-day period. You will also receive a copy of the Clear Skin Cookbook by TV Chef and author Dale Pinnock as support. Both the supplements and book will be supplied free of charge. For the project, you will be required to supply a ‘before’ photo which will show your skin suffering with redness and/or spots and blemishes. You must be willing to have an ‘after’ photo taken and complete questionnaires before and after the 60-days. 

 

What ingredients do they contain?

They include ingredients such as carotenoids, antioxidants, probiotics and essential fatty acids which have been shown to support clear skin.  

 

Are both supplements suitable for vegans?
Yes.

 

Is there an age restriction for taking part?  

You will need to aged 18 and over. 

 

How will the information I fill in the questionnaires be used? 
Your story may be shared in the media.

 

What happens when I complete the 60-day project?
Those that complete the 60-days and the paperwork will receive a further free gift from the Viridian Nutrition Ultimate Beauty range.

 

How do I join the project?

Please email your name and age to clearskin@viridian-nutrition.com . If you are chosen to take part, Viridian Nutrition will be in touch.

TV chef Dale Pinnock is author of My Clear Skin Story and behind a number of other self-help and cookbooks including The Medicinal Chef. Here, he shares his story.

“When I was ten years old, my body started to change. I noticed a few little bumps on my chin but I wasn’t overly concerned at first. The only thing that mattered to me in those days was being able to get down to the lake after school and at the weekends to do some fishing.

“However, it was different a year later when I left junior school to go to secondary school; it was here that the trouble began. By this stage I was spotty. There’s no other word for it. From forehead to chin, I was covered in nasty little red spots, a few bigger bumps and blackheads too. It didn’t take long for everyone else in the class to notice this and I became the target of the usual names, such as Pizza face and Zit face.

“At that stage in life, these things can make us very self-conscious and I became quite withdrawn, although I’d never let it show. By the time I reached the final year of school, it was a permanent distraction. I’d make a conscious effort to cover my face with a scarf, as I didn’t want anyone to see my skin in daylight. Whenever I went into a shop or a building of any type, I could never stand or sit under the strip lighting because it would really show up my acne, and I would literally close up and disappear inside myself. I went to doctor after doctor, specialist after specialist, and tried every conceivable lotion and potion they had to offer: strange sticky roll-on lotions, antibiotics, retinol gels, ‘the works’. Nothing whatsoever helped.

“One day, at the age of about 15–16, a friend’s mum lent me a book on nutrition and natural healthcare. I remember her telling me, “Unless you look after what’s going on inside, nothing will change on the outside.” Now, as a teenage boy, I wasn’t immediately impressed with that advice. However, I was so desperate that I read the book from cover to cover in a weekend. It changed my life: I gave up smoking, gave up eating meat, gave up most dairy products, and built a diet based on fruit, vegetables and whole grains, supplementing it with zinc, omega 3 and antioxidants.

“The changes were incredible. My skin certainly did clear. The red aggressive acne eventually disappeared, leaving not even the slightest mark. Beyond that, my body and mind were completely transformed and an entirely new person was born.

“I have seen the powerful effect that food can have on our health, first hand. It is simple yet profound. It was this experience that led me here today and has given me 100 per cent faith that if you implement the changes I recommend in The Clear Skin Cookbook, you too will start to see dramatic changes in the way your skin looks, not to mention the way that you feel inside.

“From my experience and research over two decades working in clinic with men, women and teenagers suffering with the acne spectrum, there are four fundamentals to give the best chance of improving the skin; the management of inflammation, reducing free radical load, increasing wound healing and promoting healthy digestion.

“Research has shown that people with acne have significantly lower levels of several antioxidant nutrients compared to people with healthy skin. Similarly studies show that people with acne have higher levels of inflammatory chemicals in the blood. These studies send a clear message; acne sufferers are under significant systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, and their antioxidant defence cannot cope with the load.

“Antioxidants benefiting the skin isn’t exactly a revelation, but unfortunately many people rely on nutrients like vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant that, whilst greatly beneficial for many tissues, does not actually permeate to the skin.  We need fat soluble antioxidants, in particular the carotenoid family, as this type of antioxidant will naturally begin to migrate into fatty tissues - such as the subcutaneous layer of the skin - where our collagen and elastin fibres have their root network. Consistent consumption of fat soluble antioxidants can drastically reduce ageing to the collagen fibres which can result in thinning of the skin and wrinkles.

“Poor digestion can lead to poor skin quality and health. Blockages or poor absorption of nutrients can lead to undernourishment throughout the body. Probiotics are involved in ensuring proper digestion and absorption of nutrients and the synthesis of certain nutrients such as some B vitamins and unique fatty acids. The other major benefit of probiotics in the context of skin health, is the effect upon the gut lining. Stress, poor diet and environmental influences can cause the lining of the gut to lose integrity. This can sometimes create perforations in the gut wall, which can allow particles of partially digested food matter to enter the blood stream, and trigger an immunological reaction (leaky gut syndrome). This has been linked to poor skin health and several skin conditions such as eczema."


More information
The American Academy of Dermatology has recently released a new study which has shown that late-onset or adult-onset acne is becoming increasingly common in women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s.


Exactly why some people are affected by skin problems more than others is multi-factoral including genetics, but there are certain factors you can control. Dale Pinnock, medicinal chef and author of The Clear Skin Cookbook, says: “Diet and lifestyle have a massive impact upon the health and functioning of the skin, the rate at which it ages, and the severity and healing time of skin lesions.”


ACNE NUTRI-SCRIPTION
Top nutrients: Zinc, Omega-3, Fat soluble antioxidants.
Top foods: Pumpkin seeds, prawns, red peppers, sweet potatoes.
Foods to avoid: Sugary foods.
© The Clear Skin Cookbook, May 2012.

 

Keep an eye on our blog page for more about the Viridian Nutrition Clear Skin Project or search the hashtag #ClearSkinProject on social media.


 

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