In solidarity with the proverbial emphasis on inner beauty being a reflection of one's true self, today's #Health article will be focusing the #Top Five foods for your #Summer Skin journey. The skin is your body's largest organ and in addition to acting as a barrier from outdoor pollutants, the skin comprises of an excretory system expelling bodily toxins. Your skin is a reflection of your inside physical and mental health while defining your outside confidence and interactions.

Vitamin C

One of the most neglected vitamins in efficiently repairing free radical damage that cause dryness, fine lines and wrinkles thereby effectively brightening your skin.

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Furthermore, Vitamin C contains a multiplicity of antioxidants which grant photoprotection acting as a resourceful tool alongside your SPF 25. Intake of Vitamin C effectively targets superficial conditions such as cellulite and uneven pigmentation. Start your day with a Vitamin C cocktail of oranges, kiwis, and yellow peppers to banish those pollen allergies and watch your skin transform.

Lemons

The bitter fruit is amassing significant interest in it's potential to eradicate cancer cells; the lemon has a kaleidoscope of benefits in quickly removing toxins from the body. Drinking a glass of lemon juice with warm water will assist digestion, clean the colon and reduce intestinal bacteria. The lemon is resourceful in aiding weight loss and has powerful antibacterial properties.

Flaxseeds

This versatile seed holds the perfect omega 3 to omega 6 ratio to benefit your skin and maximise hair growth.

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The high protein seed rich in phytoestrogen treats the female endocrine system by combating hormonal imbalances which stop you from your Summer fun. However, men should watch out and keep their intake of the seed to a tablespoon due to the phytoestrogen content.

Apples

Does an apple a day really does the keep the doctor away? Apples alongside their more expensive companion blueberries have the highest amount of antioxidants, so don't shy away from the red juicy fruit whilst out food shopping. However, ironically apples are unfortunately are at the top of the Dirty Dozen list - foods with the highest pesticide usage. The soft, permeable apple skin guarantees you a colourful plate of various chemicals, therefore, remember to shop for organic apples.

Beetroot

The vibrant vegetable has been hailed as a 'Natural Viagra' with its rich content of nitrates and boron hence idyllic for those seeking to spend an eventful Summer indoors. In tandem to this, the purple beauty has shown to increase brain power and delay the onset of dementia uptake in a 2009 study by the University of Exeter. This antioxidant powerhouse is a profound tool in treating dermatological conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema; master your skin with this under a pound vegetable.