Mother Nature provides us with several fruits that contain healthy antioxidants and materials guaranteed to boost our health and immune systems. Other than vegetables, a healthy amount of fruits per day can lead to glowing skin. Here are some fruits to consider adding in your diet and are usually found in several beauty products like LuLuLun:
One of the most versatile fruits readily available, lemons are known as a natural bleaching agent that helps flush out toxins and protect the skin from hyperpigmentation. Lemon is especially useful if you have uneven pigmentation, acne scars, and dark spots and can be found in several exfoliating scrubs.
This superfruit contains several essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, B, C, pantothenic acid, copper, magnesium, and potassium. Papaya also contains papain and chymopapain which are enzymes that help prevent skin damage caused by free radicals. Papaya is a natural source of antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties and can usually be found in several soaps, creams, and deodorants. People who regularly consume papaya often reduce their risks of constipation which is one of the many causes of poor skin health and digestion.
Avocado is currently one of the market’s “trendiest” fruits and for good reason. This superfruit is a natural source of healthy fats, dietary fiber, and vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K which helps lower cholesterol levels. Avocados are also known to reduce oxidative damage which can cause premature ageing and wrinkles. In fact, the healthy fats found in avocados help retain your skin’s youthful glow by preserving its elasticity while also reducing inflammation.
A summer favorite, watermelons are known for its red, fleshy, and sweet watery taste that help hydrate your skin. Watermelons contain vitamins A, B1, B6, and C, plus carotenoids, flavonoids, and lycopene. The lycopene found in watermelons help scavenge free oxygen radicals and prevents skin damage. They also help flush out toxins within your body and improve your bowel movement.
Pineapples are sweet and tangy fruits often found in tropical countries. Pineapples are rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, K, folate, and minerals like calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. Additionally, pineapples also contain bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties that heals wounds and reduces your chances of developing cancer!
Many people often associate bananas as the #1 source of potassium, and while they are right, this superfruit is also rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and K plus folate, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Bananas are natural moisturizers and can be found in several hand and body lotions.
Like lemons, oranges are also rich in Vitamin C which is an important antioxidant that helps prevent oxidative damage, photodamage, and DNA damage. Oranges also helps reduce inflammation and speed up collagen synthesis, resulting in a softer and younger looking skin.
Strawberries are another delicious fruit that is a great source of vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acid, which is also known as salicylic acid. People who have acne-prone skin can take advantage of this superfruit since salicylic acid is often used in acne treatment creams and gels. Additionally, strawberries also contain ellagic acid which helps protect the skin from UV radiation, collage damage, and wrinkles.
Kiwis are another fruit rich in Vitamin C that help protect the skin from toxic-rich free radicals that can cause DNA damage. Kiwis also help promote collagen synthesis and prevent wrinkles. This fruit is usually found in eye creams for people who suffer from sleepy looking panda eyes!
Another fruit that contains hydrating elements, cucumbers are often placed over the eyes during a mask treatment to help hydrate the heavy bags under our eyes, Cucumbers have a natural cooling effect and possess antioxidant properties. Unpeeled cucumbers are a great source of Vitamins C, K, and dietary fiber.
When it comes to achieving healthier and younger looking skin, our diet plays an important role in making sure we get the right about of vitamins and minerals. If you’re considering adding some fruits to your diet, make sure to visit your local grocery store or market and learn how to make smoothies, power juices, and even DIY beauty masks! You can easily add these organic skin foods to your daily skin care routine.
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