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the superfoods for healthy skin

OILY FISH: Mackerel (above), sardines and salmon are packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids which make the skin glow.

GREEN TEA: Contains powerful anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory components called catechins.

DARK GREENS: Broccoli is packed with antioxidants such as isothiocyanates and quercetin, which can heal the damage triggered by free radicals; while spinach is rich in lutein, which promotes skin elasticity.

SOY: "Soy products (soy milk and cheese) can help block enzymes that cause skin ageing and also help in the production of collagen," says dermatologist Clare Cushen.

TOMATOES: These contain lycopene, a 'miracle nutrient' that is used in many anti-ageing products.

TUMERIC: This is a powerful anti-inflammatory that also helps strengthen skin cells and protects them from age-related damage.

BERRIES: Several varieties of berries are a source of powerful antioxidants and flavonoids.

AVOCADO: They are packed with vitamin E (which is often used in skin creams), which improves the moisture and softness of skin and can also help to reduce the appearance of scars.


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