Eat Your Way To Better Skin

Chef Ravinder Bhogal on the five ingredients that will make your skin glow

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Are you the type of person who has a bad day, gorges on chocolate and then comes out in spots the next day?

We all know how much diet affects the state of our skin but there are some foods you can stock up on to winter (and party) proof yourself.

Chef Ravinder Bhogul, who started her career as a beauty journalist and has recently opened her own restaurant Jikoni in London, shares her tips on the ingredients that will make your skin glow.

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My sardines on flat bread with sumac onions and tomatoes in yesterday's @fabmagpics

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And you don't just have to eat or drink them.

Turmeric

Best known for its blood purifying and brightening properties, turmeric is also anti-inflammatory. It can be combined with...

Gram Flour

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This is a natural and gentle exfoliant. I take a heaped tablespoon of gram flour and mix with yogurt till I have a paste then a pinch of turmeric.

Spread over your face and leave for ten minutes or as long as you can.

Rinse off and your skin should look brighter.

Ghee

A very gentle eye treatment, dab some gently around your eyes before bedtime for an intensely moisturising treatment.

Raw Seeds

Pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds contain omega-3 fats, which are essential to healthy skin.

I crush them with basil to make a pesto or just sprinkle over soups during the colder months.

They are great and delicious for hydrating and healing skin from within.

Tea

A strong antioxidant, tea is not only great to drink but also a very effective eye pack.

We serve single estate Lalini and Co at the restaurant.

Once I have infused and drunk it, I wrap the leftover leaves in muslin and refrigerate.

These can then be pressed against eyes as a an eye pack to reduce puffiness and revive tired eyes.

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