We often hear the saying ‘you are what you eat’, and whilst this is usually said quite ‘tongue-in-cheek’, it does have a certain ring of truth to it when it comes to skin health. What we put into our bodies can very easily impact the health of the skin, and we should therefore make a concerted effort to follow a healthy diet, including the following key components;


Protein to improve skin health

Lean fat proteins are essential for over all body and skin health.  Amino Acids (smallest forms of protein) are key components needed to regenerate and heal all bodily tissue and cells. The topical application of peptides (synthetic amino acids), will further benefit the skin by helping to maintain collagen and elastin production in the fight against ageing. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care has the following peptide-rich formulations for you to choose from:

DermaFix DeCeleRate – a fast-acting age reversal complex utilising Matrixyl® 3000 and Matrixyl® Synthé6® Smart Peptide Technology, working to increase the stimulation of collagen and elastin fibres in the fight against ageing.

DermaFix Collagen Conformer- contains the purest peptides and tetrapeptides in a complex of active ingredients, working to accelerate the restructuring of the dermis with an immediate tightening effect noticed on application.


Useing water to improve skin health

There are many health benefits to increasing your water intake.  Not only does water keep you hydrated, but it further improves the removal of waste products and toxins from your system.  Most people report an improvement in skin radiance and hydration when they increased their water intake.  The inclusion of a topical humectant such as DermaFix ACC Hyaluronic into your skin care routine will further assist to keep water locked in the skin, thereby helping to maintain skin plumpness.


Consuming Vitamins and Minerals to improve skin health

Found in healthy fruits and vegetables, vitamins and minerals help to maintain a healthy cellular structure within the skin and body.  Vitamins provide anti-oxidant protection against free radicals that lead to oxidant stress and damage with in the skin, while minerals are used for cellular repair and healing.  Important vitamins and minerals for skin health include Vitamin C, offering anti-ageing and skin brightening benefits, Vitamin A, a skin normaliser, Vitamin E, a barrier sustaining vitamin, Zinc, a super healer and Copper often used for its anti-inflammatory benefits.  Science has shown that the skin benefits even more so when we topically apply these vitamins and minerals, rather than relying on our diets to provide us with these. Choose from the following:

DermaFix Vitamin C Serum – made from organic citrus fruit concentrates that are rich in vitamin C and amino acids. DermaFix Vitamin C Serum reduces the visible signs of photo-ageing by helping to fight destructive free radicals

DermaFix ACC Vitamin C – This high-potency formula of Vitamin C is a revolutionary anti-oxidant combination that delivers photo-protective capabilities, neutralizing free-radicals, helping build collagen and providing unmatched anti-oxidant protection.

DermaFix Ferulic + C + E – offers up to 72 hours of essential protection against free radical damage.

DermaFix ACC Copper – Stimulates growth factors, acting as a stem cell activator for the stimulation of collagen and elastin production.

DermaFix DermaShield SPF 40 is a high protection sunscreen formulated with Zinc Oxide in a non-greasy formulation, providing both sun protective and skin healing benefits.

MD Prescriptives Vitamin A Propionate, a scientifically proven anti-ageing formulation providing skin revitalization.


Essential fatty acids:

Also known as omega oils, essential fatty acids play a very important role in cellular membrane and lipid barrier health within the skin. Naturally occurring in nuts, seeds, avocados and oily fish, increasing your essential fatty acid intake will not only improve your brain function, but will help to keep your skin supple and more youthful in appearance. Again, topical application of essential fatty acids provides more benefit to the skin as opposed to dietary sources where very little is reserved for the skin.  Essential fatty acids can be found in

DermaFix Bio-Effective Cream – this essential fatty acid blend is a regenerative skin treatment, providing barrier protection against skin ageing.

DermaFix Argan Oil 100% Organic – Argan oil is a highly valuable skin care ingredient with regenerating and protecting properties, helping to maintain skin’s youthful qualities.

DermaFix Vitamin Therapy Masque – offers powerful anti-oxidant protection, hydration and repair for all skin types.


For further information on the above mentioned products, or for any additional skin care advice, visit our website on www.dermafix.co.za, or call us directly on 0861282323.