5 Foods That Will Make Your Skin Glow

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  • Here are the foods you need to start munching on to get a beautiful, glowing complexion, à la Victoria's Secret model.

    Who doesn’t covet glowing, supermodel-worthy skin? If you aren’t naturally blessed with great skin and have found that late nights, junk food and too much alcohol take their toll, you can transform your tired skin into a beautiful, glowing complexion with the right diet choices.

    We’ve spoken to independent nutritionist Ian Marber, who worked with Neutrogena on the launch of their Norwegian Formula Nourishing Body Lotion with Nordic Berry, to find out what you should eat to get your glow on.

    1. Oats
    ‘Oats contain silica to help collagen formation and maintenance. Silica also stimulates anti-ageing molecules, including hyaluronic acid. Best eaten unsweetened, choose rough oats for extra fibre.’
    2. Eggs
    ‘Eggs are a rare food source of vitamin K, which is essential for stopping calcium build-up in elastin. When calcified, elastin is less flexible and drier, so wrinkles are more likely to form and be deeper. Vitamin K is best absorbed with probiotics, so try a dressing made with a spoonful of live yogurt on a salad Niçoise.’
    3. Flaxseeds
    ‘Flaxseeds are a good non-fish source of omega 3 fats, which help the skin retain moisture and combat inflammation. They are a good source of protein and fibre too, which combine to help stabilise blood glucose levels and can reduce puffiness.’ 
    4. Sweet potato
    ‘Sweet potato is a decent source of biotin, a member of the B vitamin family. Biotin helps regulate fatty acid metabolism to maintain moisture levels in the skin cells. Sweet potato also contains vitamin C, used for collagen formation and maintenance.’ 
    5. Onions
    ‘Onions are rich in sulphur, which is required for collagen synthesis to maintain the plumped-up look of well-hydrated skin. Onions also contain chromium, which helps stabilise blood glucose levels, in turn reducing sugar cravings.’ 

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