The Younger Skin Diet: 5 Foods to Feed Your Skin

While creams and body lotions can give you a quick-fix to your skin problems, eating the right foods will give you the most benefits. Here are the best foods that will give you a smooth, flawless and young-looking skin!

1.  Olive Oil for Silky, Smooth Skin

The next time you prepare vegetable salad, swap the mayo with olive oil. This chef’s favourite is rich in antioxidants and essential enzymes that don’t just benefit your body on the inside but also makes you look younger and beautiful on the outside. Olive oil can make your skin more radiant and smoother. Aside from making it a part of your daily diet, you can also use olive oil as your beauty regimen. Use it as a lotion if you have dry skin and make it your lip gloss. In just a few applications, you will see the magical effect of olive oil! Do you have rough elbows or heels? Olive oil as a topical solution will certainly help.

2.  Pumpkin for Wrinkle-Free, Young-Looking Skin

Pumpkin contains a huge amount of carotenoids which give the vegetable its orange colour. Carotenoids are wrinkle-fighting plant pigments that help neutralise the free radicals in your skin, protecting the cells from damage that cause ageing. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamin C which is essential in the production of collagen – the building block of healthy skin. It also contains vitamin E and A which help cleanse your skin. You can also create a pumpkin facial mask. In a food processor, combine 2 cups of canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons of honey, 4 tablespoons of low-fat vanilla yogurt, and one teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Apply the mixture on your face for 10 minutes and rinse it off. More...

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Steve from AlcovoBorn in Worcestershire, and educated to second (Masters) degree in Geography, I worked in a corporate company before being inspired more fully into well-being from travels to the Eastern and Tropical countries of the Philippines, India, Kenya, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mozambique.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my way, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

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