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Getting Flawless Skin the Fruity Way

Though you can always put fruits like cucumber and oranges on your skin to keep them supple, their effects aren’t as strong as the ones which are being eaten. Beauty always starts inside and out – literally. You are what you eat, and if you always munch on fresh and healthy fruit, you and your skin will end up healthy and fresh-looking as well. Remember, a healthy diet supplements your lotions and other cosmetics.

So, if you’re changing your diet for the better and hoping to look as radiant as the rising sun, here are some fruits you should always have around during meal time.

Bright Yellow Lemons

Lemons. Photo from Liz West (Flickr user - taken from Wikimedia Commons)

Lemons. Photo from Liz West (Flickr user – taken from Wikimedia Commons)

In a literal sense, when life gives you lemons, you eat them. Undeniably one of the best most consumed fruits in the United States, lemons are widely used in drinks, salads and even as a cosmetic treatment. The sour juice is chock-full of vitamin C, giving it immune-system boosting powers.

Why You Should Consume It: due to its high vitamin C content, lemons are perfect for promoting skin health. Why? In case you’re unaware, the vitamin stimulates the production of collagen – a protein found throughout the skin and body. Without it, the skin would be inelastic and dull-looking. So, be sure to take a sip of lemonade a day, or slice one up and add it to your salad!

Bright Red Tomatoes

Tomatoes. Photo from Softeis (Wikimedia user).

Tomatoes. Photo from Softeis (Wikimedia user).

The inclusion of tomatoes into your everyday diet is a deed which will benefit both your skin and health in the long run. Widely used in the kitchen, tomatoes are one of the pillars in the food industry as it is turned into ketchups and sauces. Imagine spaghetti without tomato sauces (except carbonara). That aside, raw tomato is also widely eaten in salads and as ingredients in stir fried food.

Why You Should Consume It: Tomatoes should be eaten with relish, due to its numerous health benefits. It contains vast amounts of lycopene, a nutrient known to possess powerful antioxidant properties (thus benefiting the liver and skin). It is also known to promote heart health. Aside from which, the fruit helps in the skin’s ability to absorb oxygen and protect it from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.

Red and Green Apples

Blood red apple. Photo from Bangin (Wikimedia user).

Blood red apple. Photo from Bangin (Wikimedia user).

As one of the most consumed fruits in the United States, apples are either eaten raw or are turned into sweet treats, juices and delicious pies. An apple a day keeps not only the doctor away, but also the dermatologist at bay. So, why should you munch on one every day?

Why You Should Consume It: Not only do apples contain a vast amount of antioxidants and vitamin C, they contain a good amount of fiber which helps deal with heart and digestive complications. It is also the fruit of youth: collectively, it eliminates the signs of aging like dark spots and wrinkles, allowing you to possess radiant skin in the long run.

Overall, the fruity the diet, the healthier you and your skin are. The next time you’re in the kitchen, prepare the blender and the paring knife and fill your belly with fruity goodness since it will show on your skin.

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