10 Delicious Ingredients That’ll Protect Your Skin This Summer
Is your shelf lined with creams, salves and scrubs? The skincare industry, now worth £200 billion, has a lot to answer for. We're not saying it's ALL nonsense, but a few early nights - and our 10 foods for healthier skin - could go a long way towards shaving a few pennies off the skincare corps and back into your wallet.
Cold, dark days and long, boozy nights wreak havoc on your complexion, and the onset of balmy weather can make you look like Nosferatu with a bout of dysentery. As ever, exercise will help – research at McMaster University found that regular cardio will keep your skin looking younger – but your most effective makeover tool is your dinner plate.
In fact, only 20% of how your skin ages is down to genetics, says leading dermatologist Dr Neetu Nirdosh. And the other 80% - environmental factors, which you can partly control. How? A diet high in vitamin C and linoleic acid is like moisturising from within, reducing signs of ageing and promoting an inner glow. Tuck in and tone up.
Their high serotonin levels induce melatonin to improve your sleep quality, so you wake up refreshed.
Don’t be put off by the natural sugar content; protein extract bromelain fights skin inflammation.
The low glycaemic load they deliver reduces skin eruptions, while folate and iron release extra energy.
Because they’re packed with lutein, these green leaves help increase skin hydration and elasticity.
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It’s rich with vits A and E, which fight against free radicals, adding moisture and suppleness.
Around 100g of fresh chilli delivers 240% of your RDA of vit C to battle dry skin and brighten skin tone.
These tropical flavour bombs are full of folic acid, which is proven to improve the firmness of your skin.
This pungent bulb contains allicin, which fights bacterial infections and keeps your face radiant.
A source of beta-carotene, which is converted into vit A, pumpkin triggers fresh skin cell growth.
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