Yummy foods and facts that will help save your skin this winter...
Avocado - Full of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats, these fruits keep dry skin well moisturised
Mango - Contains beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A for your skin, helping treat ailments such as acne.
Porridge - Mix porridge with warm water, spread on your face (avoiding the eye area) and leave for 10 minutes, before rinsing. This will leave your skin exfoliated and moisturised
Mackerel - Oily fish contains essential fatty acids which moisturise and calm dry skin or eczema, especially if you eat it three times a week
Olive oil - This can be applied directly to the skin to sooth sunburn. Alternatively, mix it with a raw egg, smooth over the face and neck and leave to dry. To remove, dip cotton wool into warm water mixed with a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
Green Tea - This is bursting with catechins, which are believed to help slow the ageing process. Drink one cup a day to notice the effects
Lime juice - The juice from this citrus fruit is believed to help cure pimples. Mix it with flour, olive oil and milk and slap it onto your face. Leave until dry and wash off thoroughly with warm water and a flannel.
Blueberries - These magic little fruits contain lots of Vitamin C, which helps produce skin-plumping collagen
Sunflower seeds - They're full of antioxidants vitamins A and E, which protect your skin from nasty pollution
Mint - Before going to bed, drop fresh mint leaves into warm water and leave for 20 minutes. Using cotton wool, apply to dry areas of skin and pimples and leave overnight
Peach - The skin of this stone fruit is believed to help improve the complexion. Before going to bed, rub the inside of peach peelings onto your face and leave overnight to cleanse and tighten the skin
Spinach - Leafy greens such as this contain lots of iron, which keeps your blood healthy and skin bright and vitamin B, which boosts energy levels and gets rid of bags under your eyes. (I hate spinach, but I shove it in my omelette in the mornings, and smother it with cheese)
Cucumber - Lay slices of cucumber over your eyes to help the skin feel refreshed. You can also blend it and spread the pulp over your whole face to help it feel revitalised (everybody knows this :)
Walnuts - These kernels are rich in good fats that help keep skin smooth and supple and also protect you from sun damage
Watermelon - To remove blemishes and blackheads, squeeze the juice from a slice of watermelon, apply as a toner over your face and neck and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold water
Yoghurt - Natural yogurt helps help your complexion feel smooth and fresh. When you wake up in the morning, apply yogurt to your face, then rinse off thoroughly with cold water after a few minutes.
Water - Makes up about 60 percent of our bodies, so you need to keep it topped up. If you drink 8 glasses a day, you'll flush out toxins, improve circulation and reduce puffiness, giving you brighter eyes and a healthier complexion