Tackle beauty niggles and eat your way to skin perfection with a special super food diet
This could be due to a lack of essential fatty acids so dont scrimp on the good fats and get plenty of vitamins A and E.
EAT Nuts, seeds and oily fish such as mackerel and salmon, flax seeds and avocado.
TAKE Bodyism Omega Brilliance, £40, Weleda Seabuckthorne Juice, £8.95.
Not always simple to treat, acne can be due to a zinc deficiency look for white spots on the nails.
EAT Liquid algae and green leafy veg, watercress, nuts such as Brazils and almonds
TAKE Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement, £40.95; Ark Opti-EPA, £26.99.
A detox can work wonders for the complexion, as sluggish digestion will result in dull skin.
EAT A rainbow of fruit and veg, as well as nuts and oily fish for essential fatty acids.
TAKE Perfectil Platinum, £39.49; Vitabiotics Wellwoman Inner Cleanse, £7.99; Functionalab Detox Formula, £29.
As neither are alive by the time the hair and nail plate become visible, topical treatments can only enhance whats seen. Good genes give you a head start but the starting point for thick glossy hair and strong nails comes from a protein-rich diet.
EAT Eggs, fish and chicken for protein, cucumber, cabbage and lettuce for silica and leafy green vegetables and liver for iron.
TAKE Phillip Kingsley PK 4 Hair Protein Capsules, £21; Imedeen Hair and Nails, £22.95.
Daily free-radical assault on skin leads to the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Antioxidants have been found to be particularly effective at preventing the breakdown of these skin-plumping fibres.
EAT Foods rich in antioxidants such as prunes, raisins, blueberries, kale, cranberries, spinach, raspberries, Brussel sprouts, plums and broccoli.
TAKE The Organic Pharmacy Super-antioxidant Capsules, £34.95; Caudalie Vinexpert Dietary Supplements, £22.50.