Q My skin is red and flaky. I’ve tried so many creams, what else can I do?

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A‘Re­fram­ing your diet can help. Af­ter strug­gling with acne, eczema and pso­ri­a­sis, I’ve learnt that diet is key,’ says skin guru Hanna Sil­li­toe.

WHAT TO EAT

LEAFY GREENS Go for spinach, kale, spring greens – what­ever’s sea­sonal. They con­tain vi­ta­min A, amaz­ing for skin. TURMERIC Has anti-vi­ral and an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties. Can help treat au­toim­mune skin con­di­tions.

LE­MON Su­per al­ka­line and a great anti-in­flam­ma­tory.

BRAZIL NUTS A small hand­ful, daily, pro­vides us with all the se­le­nium we need, which is es­sen­tial for clear skin.

WHAT TO AVOID

DAIRY It can be prob­lem­atic for eczema. The hor­mones in dairy prod­ucts are also far from ideal for hor­monal skin con­di­tions such as acne.

SU­GAR Can feed can­dida in the gut, which is of­ten an un­der­ly­ing con­di­tion as­so­ci­ated with skin prob­lems.

AL­CO­HOL It’s dry­ing and puts stress on our kid­neys and liver.

NIGHT­SHADE VEG­ETA­BLES Plants in this fam­ily can cause prob­lems for those with an au­toim­mune con­di­tion, such as rheuma­toid arthri­tis or pso­ri­a­sis.

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