If you want healthy, flawless skin then you need to feed your face skin-loving ingredients. Here’s how. It sounds like a cliché but it’s true, you really are what you eat. Inner health equals outer beauty. So, here’s how to start eating yourself beautiful. Your skin loves plenty of leafy greens (rich in vitamins and minerals), brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables (rich in free-radical fighting antioxidants), extra virgin olive oil (healthy fats), oily fish (anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids) and lean meats (protein for cell repair and rejuvenation), nuts (good fats), complex carbohydrates and legumes (healthy fibre) and probiotics from yoghurt or lacto-fermented vegetables (for good gut health). Not-so pretty, inflammation-causing foods to leave off your plate include refined sugar, refined carbohydrates, trans fats and nutrient-poor processed foods which usually contain excess salt, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, flavours and other additives. Feed your skin from within. And you can help treat it along with vitamin and mineral-rich topical treatments, too.