This detox diet can be just as good as botox, and you’ll lose 1lb a day!
Remember the saying, beauty comes from within? Well it’s true when it comes to your skin. If you want a wrinkle-free, smooth complexion a detox can be just as effective as botox!
How the diet works
* This diet will rid you of stored toxins so your complexion clears and skin tone and colour becomes even
* Excess water is flushed out, taking with it debris and toxins, reducing puffiness and dark circles around the eyes
* Antioxidant foods combat the aging damage done by free radicals in your body when you’re emotionally stressed, sunbathe or exercise a lot.
* Includes foods that will take years off your skin: such as spinach, which is full of beta-carotene to improve skin firmness, omega-3 rich oily fish to reduce redness and watermelon to give you a dewy complexion
Best for Softening Skin: Pomegranates
Cheaper than fancy creams and delicious sprinkled over yoghurt, pomegranate seeds are bursting with juice containing ellagic acid – a compound that fights damage from free radicals – and punicalagin, a supernutrient that helps skin to preserve collagen. Packed with vitamin C, pomegranates also protect against sun damage.
Eat 2tbs pomegranate seeds every week and a glass of pomegranate juice every day.
Best for Smoothing Fine Lines: Blueberries
Forget skin peels, make blueberries your snack of choice to combat new fine lines – they contain more antioxidants than almost any other food, giving your skin extra protection against free radicals.
About 2tbs every day will help to boost your defence against fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness.
Best for Firming: Spinach
It’s your new lunchtime treatment… a spinach salad is loaded with beta-carotene and lutein, two nutrients that improve skin elasticity.
For best results eat daily, or combine with kale if you prefer.
Best for Reducing Redness: Oily Fish
The omega-3 in sardines, salmon, and mackerel do the job of a facial to reduce skin inflammations, broken veins and blotchiness by strengthening skin-cell membranes to keep moisture in.
Six portions a week 100g-168g
Best for a Dewy Complexion: Watermelon
It’s a matter of you are what you eat with watermelon! Containing 95% water, it’s full of lycopene and potassium to regulates your water balance and keeps complexion dewy and soft. It also contains the ultimate antioxidant, vitamin C.
Try to eat a quarter of a melon every day, as a lunch with prawns or ham.
Best for a Healthy Glow: Olive Oil
Take a leaf out of the Mediterranean beauty manual and swap your usual vegetable or sunflower oil for olive oil. The good fats in olive oil contain omega-3s, which improve circulation, leaving skin rosy and supple.
A tablespoon a day, as a salad dressing, or drizzled over fish or pasta before serving. Try olive oil flavoured with chilli or lemon.