The beauty diet
These potent foods taste great and flush out skin-clogging nasties.
Vitamin C, most commonly found in citrus fruit, is key to health and beauty due to its collagen-building properties and support of the skin’s elasticity. A lack of vitamin C can result in hair loss. Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water every morning and you should see a noticeable difference in hair thickness after one or two months.
Kcal nutritionist Laura Smith recommends adding leafy greens like watercress to DIY juices for a skin-brightening fix. “Green vegetables are high in folic acid, iron, potassium, vitamin C and B complex,” she says. “Get your fix to help rebalance the body’s natural Ph and aid clear skin.”
Low in calories, watercress also helps flush your digestive system, removing toxins along the way.
Packed with protein, this sesame seed paste is also full of the entire set of B vitamins, crucial for hair growth and long, strong nails. It also does wonders for clear, bright eyes.
“A lack of vitamin A can leave our skin dry and itchy, which is bad for your scalp, skin and hair follicles,” says Smith. “It’s also an antioxidant, which helps fight against damaging free radicles in the body and reduces the signs of ageing.”
Egg yolks provide a great hit of vitamin A, whether served for breakfast or applied topically as a hair treatment.