Everyday our skin is exposed to countless dangers and irritations: pollution, cuts, grazes, dryness and sunburn, through to chronic skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. In many ways you can consider your skin as an advert for how your body is feeling inside. If you smoke, drink lots of alcohol or have a poor diet, the appearance of your skin may give you away. Our skin does a wonderful job working on repairing the damages of daily life, but it’s important that we help it along the way with a balanced and nutritious diet. Getting the right anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals is particularly important for skin health, and though a particular diet will not cure more serious skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, it can go a long way towards relieving symptoms. Improved skin health is only the surface result – an added bonus – of embracing a balanced diet in this way.