A diet rich in skin-protective nutrients is
the first step to youthful-looking skin. However, if your diet is lacking or
you’re looking for extra support, try these supplements.
Collagen powder Choose hydrolyzed collagen with a low molecular weight, to help
absorption across the gut. Try Allergy Research Arthred Collagen Powder ($39
for 240g; revital.co.uk)
Hyaluronic acid (ha) A good quality HA supplement may help support the body’s turnover
of this nutrient, which is approximately 5g per day. Try Allergy Research
SynovoDerma ($99 for 150; revital.co.uk).
diet rich in skin-protective nutrients is the first step to youthful-looking
Consider an omega-3 supplement or cod liver oil daily to boost your intake of
omega-3s. Try Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil ($27 for 237ml;
Antioxidant formulae Essential for protection against free-radical damage. Try a mixed
formula and/or skin-protecting nutrients such as resveratrol, pine bark or
astaxanthin. Try Pharma Nord Pycnogenol 40mg ($20.9 for 30; multivits.co.uk),
Biotivia Transmax Resveratrol 500mg ($55 for 30; biotivia. co.uk) or Biocare
Bio-Antioxidant 2000 ($22.9 for 30; biocare.co.uk).
Black & Green Smoothie
250ml coconut water or water
4tbsp blueberries -preferably frozen
4tbsp strawberries -preferably frozen
4tbsp raspberries -preferably frozen
1 small banana Handful of kale leaves
30g / 1 scoop hydrolysed collagen powder
30g / 1 scoop hemp protein powder
Place all the ingredients in a processor
and blend until smooth.
& Green Smoothie
Berry Chia Breakfast Pudding
50g / 1¾ oz chia seeds
250ml / 8 fl oz unsweetened pomegranate juice
12 pitted dates, chopped
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of cinnamon
225g / 8oz raspberries
Chia Breakfast Pudding
1. Place the chia seeds in the juice and leave to soak for 20 minutes.
The seeds should swell up and thicken the liquid.
Place all the ingredients but only half of the
raspberries into a blender. Process until smooth and creamy. Stir in the
3. Spoon into bowls and serve immediately.
10 Better Than Botox Foods
Good for: Moisturizing
Rich in skin-conditioning vitamin E,
carotenoids and vitamin C.
How to eat: Antioxidant absorption increases when fresh avocado is added to a
in skin-conditioning vitamin E, carotenoids and vitamin C.
Wild Alaskan salmon
Good for: A natural facelift
Its omega-3 fats repair the skin and reduce
How to eat: Poach it, to preserve its essential fats. Aim for three weekly
portions of oily fish.
Green super foods
Good for: Purifying
Chlorella, Spirulina and wheatgrass are all
rich in detoxifying chlorophyll, to keep skin radiant.
How to eat: Add a daily spoonful of powder to smoothies or juices.
Good for: Skin renewal
The catechins found in green tea help
prevent breakdown of collagen and reactivate dying skin cells.
How to eat: Drink 4-6 cups a day.
catechins found in green tea help prevent breakdown of collagen and reactivate
dying skin cells
Good for: Skin defence
They’re potent antioxidants, protecting the
skin from free-radical damage.
How to eat: Eat a handful a day.
Good for: Skin repair
Their selenium aids production of the
antioxidant glutathione, which repairs skin cell damage.
How to eat: Have a handful a day
Good for: Beating wrinkles
Kale is packed with iron, which boosts
collagen and fends off wrinkles.
How to eat: Raw, or lightly steamed.
is packed with iron, which boosts collagen and fends off wrinkles.
Good for: Skin elasticity
A 175g serving contains your RDA of vits A
and C, which stimulate collagen.
How to eat: In salads or smoothies.
Good for: Collagen support
Packed with lycopene and vitamin C - essential
for skin protection and collagen.
How to eat: Raw, with olive oil.
Good for: Glowing skin
Dull looking skin can be due to imbalances
in the digestive tract. Yoghurt contains beneficial bacteria that can remedy
How to eat: Have a bowlful daily.