We all desire beautiful, perfect, blemish-free skin and in doing so spend large amounts of money on various skincare and makeup products. There is, however, another way (possibly a healthier way) of achieving that – going back to the basics and being more careful about what we eat. Here are some fruits that you can include in your everyday diet to achieve healthy and glowing skin:
From salads to toast toppings, avocados have taken the culinary world by storm! And for all the right reasons! This delicious fruit is high in healthy fats and vitamins. It also helps to provide protection to your skin from UV radiation, thereby preventing sun damage and premature aging. Avocado provides a variety of nutrients that keep your skin soft and supple, and has rightfully been termed ‘nature’s butter’!
This widely found fruit is extremely rich in potassium, which in turn helps to hydrate and moisturize the skin. Bananas are also loaded with vitamins and contain antioxidants, both of which lead to healthier skin. In addition, banana peels can also be used externally to heal acne scars and blemishes.
Pomegranates contain powerful antioxidants which help to prevent damage from free radicals that adversely affect skin tissue. They also aid in the process of cellular regeneration and production of collagen. This helps to strengthen the skin tissue and slow down the overall aging process. They help you to achieve more youthful looking skin.
Gooseberry (or amla) contains high levels of minerals and vitamin C. This helps with skin discoloration and pigmentation and helps to brighten the skin. It is also a powerful antioxidant that flushes out toxins and impurities and reduces skin irritation. This helps to control acne and breakouts, leading to clearer skin.
Papayas have a high water content which contributes to the hydration of your skin. They can also be used as a cleanser. The papain enzyme in the papaya acts as an exfoliant and helps to unclog pores and remove impurities thereby clearing your skin naturally. It also contains antioxidants that help with wrinkles around your eyes and mouth.
Most of these fruits are accessible and can be found easily in your markets. Including them in your daily meals is an easy and effective way to glowing skin and an overall healthier body.