The new 'skin type' diet promises better skin and a flatter belly in just FIVE days - but not all experts are convinced

We all know that what we eat is directly related to our weight - but our diet is also just as important when it comes to skin health.

The food people eat - from wrinkle-fighting antioxidants in fresh produce to hydrating healthy fats in fish - may improve the skin almost as much as it does the waistline.

According to Sporteluxe, an American celebrity facialist has created a five-day holistic program that claims it helps people develop healthy skin and lose a couple of kilos.

But is it as effective as it sounds? 

The food people eat, from wrinkle-fighting antioxidants in fresh produce to hydrating healthy fats in fish, may improve the skin almost as much as it does the waistline

Teresa Tarney is often referred to as one of the most 'influential experts' in skincare and considers people like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller regular clients. 

Before beginning the detox she's created, clients need to undergo an hours consultation to determine their specific skin issues.

This time is also used to look at their diet, stress levels and any other concerns regarding their health they may have health concerns.

'From here, she creates a customised diet plan that aims to "get the gut calm, so it can break down food and absorb nutrients properly" and prevent the acne concerns,' the publication reads.

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Before beginning the detox she's created, clients need to undergo an hours consultation to determine their specific skin issues

Teresa Tarney is often referred to as one of the most 'influential experts' in skincare

While carrying out the diet people have to avoid consuming any gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol and coffee and nightshades due to their potential inflammatory effects.

Foods that aren't off limits are dishes such as turmeric-roasted fennel, chickpea, and kale salad and slow-cooked chicken curry.

According to Ms Tarney once the five days are done they will have flawless skin and an increase in energy.

'You'll feel fresh by Friday. And you do lose a few pounds, which makes everyone feel quite jolly,' she said.

This almost sounds too good to be true and according to Australian dietitian Lyndi Cohen, 28, it is.

'There is absolutely no science to back up the claim that eliminating gluten, dairy, wheat, sugar, coffee and nightshades from your diet will improve your skin,' she told FEMAIL.

'You don't need to buy another personalised wellness program to boost your skin health with your diet.'

This being said, Lyndi did say that the more colourful array of fruit and vegetables people eat the better it will be for their skin.

She explained that fruit and vegetables that are orange in colour are particularly important to eat as they contain vitamin C, which helps with the production of collagen.

If people reduce their alcohol intake Lyndi said there is a strong chance that they will notice changes in their skin from that alone.

She said fruit and vegetables that are orange in colour are particularly important to eat as they contain vitamin C, which helps with the production of collagen 

The dietitian also said reducing stress, wearing sun protection and prioritising sleep is also more likely to have a greater impact on people's skin health rather than cutting out whole food groups from their diet.

'Including whole grains and slow-burning carbohydrates into your diet like oats, chickpeas, lentils and beans, quinoa, brown rice, sweet potato and corn will help stabilise your blood sugar levels and prevent the highs and lows that can contribute to acne and cause skin redness,' she said.

'If you have ongoing gut or skin problems, don't waste money on another program. Make an appointment with a qualified dietitian for personalise advice.'

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