Recently a fascinating story about the very real effects of a healthy lifestyle on the skin has emerged.
Scientists at the University of Berlin have developed a skin test that shows whether a person has been eating healthier or has stopped smoking within minutes.
It projects light onto the skin and "reads" patterns in the backscattered light.
Prof. Lademann of the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergy hopes that showing the visible effects of her lifestyle will encourage people to adopt healthier habits. This improves the results of the skin test in just 2-3 days.
To make sure you get top marks, look at your diet and sleep pattern, and say goodbye to vice such as smoking and excessive drinking.
The developers claim that the test measures the concentration of antioxidants in the body. So, increase your intake of dark chocolate, dried fruit, and beans, all of which are rich in skin-protecting goodness.
What about this and the five-day tan, soon we can give up our make-up routine entirely …
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Sarah is the founder of Pai Skincare, an organic skin care line for sensitive skin.