As someone who works a day job in the skincare industry, I’ve learned a thing or two about fruits for healthy skin. Summer is the perfect time to stock up on those delicious and nutritious watermelon slices, berries, cantaloupes, and more. Just keep in mind that you should always slather on the SPF, get enough sleep, and avoid cigarettes (a few pieces of fruit won’t work miracles, after all). Here are 9 fruits that’ll help keep your skin fresh and bright this season. Eat up!
One of my favorite fruits for healthy skin is cantaloupe. Packed with collagen-producing vitamin C, your skin cells score some backup in the fight against destructive free radicals every time you nosh on a juicy slice.
These luscious berries are good for so much more than a romantic night with your honey. In fact, they work much the same way as the cantaloupe –but they happen to taste irresistibly amazing dipped in chocolate or whipped cream. Are you ready to invite your guy over yet?
Nothing screams summer more than women selling mango slices on the corners of New York City! By investing in this fruit, you’ll give skin a dose of reparative vitamin A. So, if you’re one to sit out in the sun, take a cup of mango slices with you (in addition to your SPF, of course).
An amazing fruit for healthy skin is the blueberry. Chock full of antioxidants, which protect skin cells, they’ll keep you looking fresh and young. Who knew these little berries could pack such a big punch?
If you’re worried that your summer travels will wreak havoc on your precious skin cells, it’s pomegranate to the rescue! This anti-oxidant rich fruit will shield skin from temperature changes and contaminants in your new environment. So, don’t leave home without it.
Another prime fruit for healthy skin is the banana. Perfect for college students, they’ll lessen breakouts on your skin during high stress situations (like exams and term papers). And bananas are relatively inexpensive and available year-round to boot!
The next time you host a summer soiree, offer your guests chunks of pineapple after a big, barbequed meal. Not only is this fruit sweet and tasty, but it also helps burn fat. Who knew you could eat cellulite away?
My go-to summer fruit for healthy skin is none other than the watermelon. It's watery and sweet, making it a tasty companion when you're trekking through the hot city streets. And with its high antioxidant and vitamin C content, your skin will look as young as you feel!
One of the best fruits for healthy skin is none other than the coconut. Channel the Hawaiian Islands with this super-hydrating fruit (there’s a reason why your local markets sell coconut juice). The next time you’re walking around in a heat wave, carry some coconut with you. You’re welcome!
These are 9 of the top summer fruits for healthy skin. Which ones are you planning to add to your diet? Do you have any to add to the list?
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