Top tips on getting a healthy glow from the inside out… Avocados make great face masks as well as being good for your diet. Fed up of having tired, dull-looking skin? Time to give yourself a boost from the inside out with our top tips.
1. Essential ingredients
Vitabiotics Red Krill OilIf you’re not keen on fish or fish, try a supplement
When your body isn’t getting enough essential fats, it can lead to a lot of health complaints, including dry and damaged skin.
Try to eat more fish and leafy green veg, and add an extra omega-3 source into your diet. We tried taking Vitabiotic Ultra Red Krill Oil, £15, Tesco, for a month and our skin looked a lot healthier for it.
2. Berry important
GettyFreshly picked organic berries in pile.Berries contain lots of antioxidants
Want to bring out your inner glow? Nutritionist Yvonne says to include purple and red berries in your daily diet, because they contain powerful antioxidants, such as vitamin E.
“You can find them in wholewheat and avocado as well,” she says.
3. Move over dairy
Pitcher of milk and raw almondsSwap dairy for almond milk
If you’re a dairy lover, the bad news is that a lot of people who have skin conditions, such as eczema or acne, find they get more outbreaks if they eat a lot of milky foods.
Try cutting down on dairy-rich meals for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference. Coconut and almond milk make great alternatives.
4. Drink up!
Water with lemonTry and drink 2 litres of water a day
To keep your skin hydrated, “Cut back on dehydrating drinks like coffee and alcohol, and go for water instead,” says nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston.
Having trouble drinking two litres a day? Add lemon or cucumber to give it more flavour.
Hylamide BoostersHylamide has different ranges for different skin types
You might be working on your skin from the inside, but give it a helping hand with one of Hylamide’s new trip of boosters – our favourite is antioxidant-packed Glow Radiance Booster, £13, Boots, but there are ones for sensitive and dehydrated skin too. A worthy splurge.