Get your summer glow on with our top tips for healthier skin. It takes six to eight weeks for your diet to affect your skin, stick with it to get results. Read the BYL blog for healthy recipes.

1.Get your five a day

Your skin is the largest organ; on average, it covers an area of 20 square feet. Eat your way to better health from the inside out, up the intake of essential vitamins and minerals, to protect your skin from free radicals caused by pollution, sun damage and smoking. Eat five portions of a colourful array of fruit and vegetables a day. Add green leafy vegetables for chlorophyll, carotenoids and lutein. Blue foods have antioxidants, phytochemicals and anthocyanin.

2. Drink lemon water

Drinking lemon water is a beauty myth weighted in facts. Packed with vitamin C, it stimulates the production of collagen; a protein that aids the strength and vitality of your muscles, skin and bones. Vitamin C helps with the detoxification of your organs and supports your adrenal glands, relieving body aches and muscle fatigue. Drinking two litres of water a day is essential to keep your hydrated.

Get some Vitamin D

3. Safe sun exposure elevates your mood by encouraging the production of vitamin D and serotonin. It promotes bone growth and lessens the risk of depression and seasonal affective disorder. Going for a daily walk in the sunlight will help you to sleep at night, as it regulates your circadian rhythm by increasing your melatonin levels at night. Remember always to use sun protection!

Healthy fats

4. Avocados boast antioxidant carotenoids like alpha-carotene, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They hydrate your skin improving the elasticity and tone—snack on walnuts, sunflower seeds and almonds for added vitamin E.

Yin/Yang Yoga

5. Yin Yoga works the deeper tissues of the body, venturing into the ligaments, joints, bones and fascial networks. The Yang element assists the flexibility in the muscle tissue, fascia and the skin. It is vital to maintain mobility, and consistent practice increases the range of motion inhibited by tension in the body. A Yin/Yang practise also targets epithelial tissues; the skin and organ linings.

Join Lizzie Pumer every Monday for Yin Yang Yoga from 17.00 -17.30 on #BYLLive.