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While creams and washes can keep acne at bay, you can actually help clear up your skin through your diet. 

What you put into your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.

So if you want to keep blemishes at bay, try incorporating the following foods into your diet.

Your skin will be glowing and clear in no time.

Oily fish

Oily fish like salmon or tuna provides your body with biotin, a B vitamin that produces fatty acids and metabolises amino acids. A deficiency of biotin can cause – among other things – scaly skin, which clearly, no one wants.


Chia seeds

Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain cell membranes by protecting the skin and also providing it with moisture. Chia seeds are rich in these fatty acids – so chomp down on a few a day.



Almonds are packed with vitamin E, which helps you maintain healthy skin. As well as keeping your skin glowing, vitamin E also protects your skin from damage caused by the sun (just don't replace it for sun screen!).


Sweet potatoes

Eating a produce-rich diet provides your body with lots of water, which keeps your skin and cells hydrated. Loading up on colourful veg, such as sweet potatoes, has been shown to enhance your skins colour, making it bright and radiant. 


Sunflower seeds

These little seeds provide excellent nutrients to help your skin recover from free radicals in the environment. Eating a handful of these a day will help keep your skin glowing, while fighting away any nasty infections. 


If you’ve noticed you’re feeling sluggish and worn out after the busy festive period, your skin has probably suffered too.

Over-indulging, stress and lack of sleep can all wreak havoc with your skin’s natural glow.

Get back to your best self with these simple tips…

1. Revamp your beauty routine
Looking after your skin properly is key if it’s been through the wringer over the last few weeks. Make a simple routine and stick to it – a daily cleansing, toning, exfoliation and moisturising process is faster and more convenient than you’d think. You’ll soon notice your skin is brighter and clearer!

2, Don’t clog your skin
While caking on a ton of make-up might seem like the best solution when your skin is dull and breaking out, you need to give it room to breathe too. If you don’t have plans for the evening, why not take your make-up off as soon as you get home from work rather than waiting for bedtime? Whenever you can, go make-up free.

3. Stay hydrated
Drinking enough water is key to maintaining a healthy glow. Try to fit in around two litres a day – once you start the habit of drinking water regularly, you’ll find it gets easier and easier.

4. Get enough sleep
Nothing distresses your skin more than a lack of sleep. Eight hours is considered the norm but you may need less or more – whatever it takes for you to wake up feeling refreshed!

5. Cut out sugar when you can
Processed, high-sugar foods only serve to cause inflammation and break-outs. Cut down on refined and added sugar where you can by only eating fresh, unprocessed food.

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