Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonols, a potent type of antioxidant – it’s said to hydrate your skin and make it more supple. For best effects, look for chocolate that has a cocoa content of at least 70 per cent – a couple of squares a day should be enough to boost your skin’s luminosity.
Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds contain omega-3 fatty acids: they are believed to attract water to skin cells, thereby acting as a natural moisturiser.
Kumara: As well as being a sumptuous solution to the most insistent of carb cravings, kumara is packed with Vitamin C. What does this mean for your skin? More productive collagen production (to smoothen out creases and promote a radiant complexion) and when the odd blemish does pop up, it’ll heal in a healthier manner.
Tomatoes: Lycopene (the phytochemical that makes tomatoes red) helps eliminate sun damage. Pair it with a healthy coat of sunscreen for the ultimate in UV protection.
Pomegranates: Love the rosy cheeked look? We’ve got just the thing – pomegranates contain polyphenols which regulate skin’s blood flow and make for a just-pinched glow.
Green tea: There’s a reason green tea has such a good reputation – it can do practically anything. That includes fighting inflammations and reducing redness, all while infusing the rest of your body with an impressive range of cancer-fighting properties. Perfect.