Be free of liver spots. A supplement high in B vitamins is thought to clear up liver spots on face and hands, which can be unsightly. You can also find B vitamins in meat, fortified cereals and yeast extract.
Wheatgrass. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes, wheatgrass juice can be taken as a drink, applied to the skin or taken as a supplement. As a toner it will fade blemishes and sunspots, stimulate the growth of healthy new skin.
Daily sipping of green tea could help you stay looking slimmer and fitter by reducing cellulite through its effects on the body’s metabolic rate. It does contain caffeine, though, so don’t overdo it.
Vitamin E is perhaps the body’s most important antioxidant, which prevents damages from sun, pollution and modern lifestyles caused by free radicals and oxidation. It has been shown to help skin stay young and healthy looking.
Starflower oil, extracted from the herb borage, is thought to be even more effective than evening primrose oil because of its incredibly high levels of gamma linoleic acid (GLA), an essential ingredient for skin health.
Artichoke is one of the oldest medicinal plants for detoxifying the skin and body. Artichoke leaf extract, containing a chemical called cynarin, stimulates the production of digestive enzymes to help break down food and encourage the release of toxins.
Horse chestnut is an age-old remedy for treating varicose veins, haemorrhoids and other problems linked with poor circulation. Take it in tablet form to boost and tone of your circulatory system.
Psoriasis, which leaves dry, scaly patches on the skin, can be relieved by taking daily supplements of evening primrose oil, vitamin E and/or cod liver oil to help the skin replenish its moisture levels.
Cod liver oil has long been used by women to maintain beautiful skins. It helps to regulate the natural oils in the skin, preventing dryness without making it feel greasy or causing spots or blemishes.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that contains high levels of amino acids and antioxidants, probiotics and phytonutrients – which can be passed on to our bodies to promote healthy skin and hair. Taken as supplements or used as a mask, it is thought to work against blemish formation.
Evening primrose oil, taken as daily capsules, has been shown to help skin stay supple and spot-free as well as to beat the signs of PMS, which can often involve changes in skin oiliness.
The body only needs selenium in tiny amounts but it is crucial for preventing disease, boosting the immune system and helping the skin stay hydrated and undamaged. Selenium protects against toxicity from heavy metals in pollution and works as a healing antioxidant.