With the cold snaps and freezing winds of 'Mad March' now firmly behind us, we can at last think of packing away our winter warmers and whipping out the vest tops and dresses for spring and summer.
With arms and legs due to be out on display for the first time in months and our faces about to be exposed to longer and sunnier days, it is crucial that our diets are packed with essential nutrients plus super nutrients such as beta carotene, lutein and lycopene.
While our eyes are said to be the windows to the soul, the quality and condition of our skin is a telling reflection of our inner health and well being. Diet plays a big part in skin quality, with experts beginning to understand how what we eat may help to offer skin protection against both internally and externally generated processes that lead to cell damage and skin ageing.
Internal or external?
There are two different types of ageing; internal and external. Internal is part of the normal ageing process that affects all our internal organs, from our hearts and brains, to our livers and kidneys. External is the effect we see on our skin which is caused by a combination of exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, pollution, smoking, a lack of sleep, excess stress and daily nutrition.
If you want to look good from the inside out, take a look at nutritionist Amanda Ursell's top diet advice for 'eating yourself beautiful' in the gallery below...
What do you think of this helpful spring advice?
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