Whilst its nice to have a dresser full of lotions and potions, real beauty starts from the inside. There's no point in spending £100's of pounds on the latest anti-wrinkle cream if you're going to fill your body full of junk food.
So, try adding these super foods to your diet and eat your way to great skin...
Not only is beetroot a versatile veggie which adds a pop of colour to your plate but it's also high in vitamin A, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E. Combined these make a great cleanser and clean your body from the inside meaning a nice clear outside.
I'm not talking about pouring yourself a large glass of Pinot noir (although, one won't hurt), but instead why not treat yourself to bunch of red grapes. Red grapes contain super powerful antioxidants and natural chemicals that act as an antihistamine to ease psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Forget injecting yourself with chemicals, the simple avocado can help stimulate collagen in the skin and help the skin moisturise itself. Guacamole anyone?
Nuts are the ultimate "on the go" snack but they're also packed with selenium which helps fight infections. They're stuffed with vitamin E, magnesium, copper, iron and calcium. An essential super food to snack on for optimum health.
Want taut and healthy skin? Then start making the most of tomatoes. Like avocados they aid collagen production but also contain lycopene that helps stimulate skin circulation for healthy, glowing skin.
Eating loads of garlic may not be a good idea if you're about to embark on a snog-a-thon but eating some raw garlic (chop finely and add to your salad or even stir in to soups and sauces just before serving) will give your skin and your health a huge boost. Garlic contains allicin which when eaten can help kill harmful bacteria and viruses including skin infections - which makes it great for clearing up acne.
Love rice? Then swap your white rice for brown and benefit from B vitamins, selenium and a host of antioxidants whilst regulating your sugar levels and increasing your energy levels.
Whilst Kale is a bit of a buzz food at the moment but don't dismiss it as just another fad because kale contains a vast amount of vitamins A, B, complex C, E and K. But that's not all, it's also packed full of protein calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium, folate and phosphorus all of which meals a great tonic for clear skin. Try popping it in a smoothie for a great breakfast boost.
For glowing skin, artichokes are your best bet. Often used in cosmetics they are crammed with antioxidants that can help improve skin luminosity.
These aren't just a nuisance in the garden. Make up some nettle tea or soup and you'll discover they have a side line as an anti-inflammatory, helping calm the skin and improve conditions such as acne and eczema.Suggest a correction