Best foods for beautiful summer skin

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Give your complexion a boost by incorporating some of these foods into your diet. It really is that easy.

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If your skin could do with a bit of love and attention, improve your complexion by mixing some of these foods into your meals.

Foods that can improve your complexion

Blueberries & sweet potatoes

Stock up on foods that are rich in Vitamin C as they help to produce lots of lovely collagen for strengthening your skin. Try blueberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, kiwi fruit, oranges, strawberries and sweet potatoes.

Oily fish

Omega-3 seems to be the buzz supplement of the moment, but this essential fatty acid is great for having healthy looking skin. You'll find omega-3 in oily fish, but you can also try linseed or flax oil.

Beef & cheese

B vitamins are some of the best for improving your skin, and also your hair and nails. It stops your skin from drying out and can help with a blotchy complexion. But most importantly it'll keep you looking youthful. Yesssss. Munch through some beef, cheese, eggs, liver or Marmite (or take a daily supplement).

Garlic & onions

Sulphar will help keep your skin smooth, and fortunately garlic and onions are packed full of the stuff.

Almonds & avocado

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin, so foods that are rich in it such as almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower oil.

Pumpkin seeds & oysters

Zinc is an essential mineral that occurs naturally in the body. It helps to heal up any wounds and is vital for radiant and healthy skin. Boost your zinc levels with pumpkin seeds, sardines, oysters and wheatgerm.

Eggs & milk

A lack of vitamin A in your diet can lead to dry and flaky skin and acne. Making sure you increase your vitamin A levels should help sort out these problems and help fight those pesky wrinkles. Find Vitamin A in liver, eggs, milk and oily fish.

Dried apricots & sesame seeds

Chock full of iron – chuck a couple of apricots and some sesame seeds on your cereal in the morning to improve your skin tone.

Water, water & more water

You know it, we know it, so why don't we drink more of it? Water it the best thing to keep your complexion looking good as dehydrated skin is not happy skin. Aim for eight glasses a day and ditch the cigarettes.

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