Makeover Assistant
Beauty superfoods to keep you glowing on the inside and out
Article in images

Food and nutrients to nourish and hydrate skin

Food and nutrients to nourish and hydrate skin
© Mary Cohr

If you want beautiful skin, you need to maintain your lipid and hydric levels. If your skin isn't getting enough nutrients, it soon dries out and becomes fragile.

B Vitamins
All the B Vitamins aid metabolic reactions to repair and build collagen and elastin fibre. Feed your skin: Whole grains and cereals (bread, pasta, rice, wheat and bulgur wheat), animal protein (meat, fish and eggs) and brewer's yeast (live yeast).

Essential fatty acids
Omega 3 and Omega 6 limit water loss in skin cells. Feed your skin: Oil (olive oil, walnut oil, soya oil, rapeseed oil and peanut oil), oily fish (anchovies, sardines, herring and tuna), nuts (almonds and hazelnuts), avocado and olives.

Water is essential to healthy skin, for deep-down hydration. It also gets rid of waste, which causes dull skin. Feed your skin: Aside from drinking water, get your fill from tea, soup, herbal tea, fruit and veg (they're 90% water on average!).


Sarah Horrocks
Reader ranking:4.6/5 
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Champagne Cocktail Recipes - best of the bubbly The best ideas for New Year's Eve worldwide!
Next Week's Coronation Street SpoilersNext Week's Eastenders Spoilers
Latest… 23/10/2016
Beauty News
The Best Winter Fragrances: 10 Perfumes We're Smitten With
These Harry Potter Makeup Brushes Are Bringing Magic To Muggle Faces Everywhere
This New Makeup Stamp Means You No Longer Need to Wing Your Eyeliner Skills
Super Easy Halloween Makeup For People Who Aren't Forward Planners
All Beauty news
Long Hair Goals: 9 Tips To Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Lowlights vs Highlights: Which Ones Are Right For You?
How to apply eyeliner: applying eyeliner
A Guide On To How To Use Makeup Brushes Like A Pro
See all Beauty guides
Louise Redknapp rounds up the hair trends at LFW
See all Beauty videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...