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Food that makes you look younger: fact or fiction?

Throw away that expensive facial serum: glowing skin could be yours just by heading to the kitchen… Really? Berries and citrus fruit are ‘proven complexion perfecters’, and for stronger, glossier hair, an avocado a day will ‘help the follicles work more efficiently’. If only life, ageless beauty (and health) were that simple, says a sceptical Sue Quinn

THE SANE VIEW

Health and wellness websites are brimming with promises like these; that you can ‘get the glow’ by incorporating various ‘superfoods’ into your diet. Of course, what you eat and your appearance are connected: a well-balanced diet will boost your chances of looking healthy. But claims that particular foods or diets can be magic bullets in your beauty arsenal are wrong and sometimes dangerous, according to dermatologists. “I often hear that what you put in your mouth is going to have an effect on your skin, but the human body just doesn’t work that way,” says Dr Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist and author of The Skincare Bible (Penguin Life £14.99).

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