Besides following a strict skincare regime and drinking lots of water, the food you eat can also be responsible for your skin. Here are 10 hydrating and nutrient packed fruits to eat for great skin.
Strawberries contains ellagic acid that can actually increase collagen production in skin and prevent wrinkles from forming. It’s also got heaps of antioxidants that can help protect your skin from UV damage.
The high vitamins and mineral content of this fruit also helps your diet.
Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that can help reduce inflammation on different parts of the body. Pineapples also contains loads of water, nutrients and minerals that help to hydrate skin from the inside.
High in fibre, papaya helps rid your body of toxins and is great for your digestive system. The beta carotene and papain enzymes found in papaya also helps to speed up cell regeneration.
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Besides being a natural laxative, plums contain plenty of fibre (supposedly four times as much as a small apple!) so that toxins naturally leave the body.
With lesser toxins, your body doesn’t break out as often with pimples and other blemishes.
Packed with vitamins and minerals, kiwi fruits not only help boost your immune system with their nutrients, they’re great for your skin too. The ascorbic acid in kiwi fruits help boost skin health.
The vitamin E found in avocados are said to be able to protect skin by moisturising it from the inside out and promote cell regeneration so you’ll always have glowing skin.
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Another natural laxative, bananas not only keep you full during diets, they’re great for your skin too.
Filled with potassium, it hydrates your skin from within and prevents wrinkles from forming too.
In fact, some recommend using smashed bananas as a mask.
8. Dragon Fruit
According to research, dragon fruit helps to encourage healthy gut flora so your digestive tract remains healthy. Dragon fruit contains plenty of antioxidants that helps fight free radicals so your skin remains taut and supple.
Besides being greatfor lowering “bad” cholesterol, mangoes are great for your skin too. It’s got heaps of vitamins and minerals, has a high water content and can even be used as a mask for your skin.
Oranges contain so much in terms of fibre content, water and vitamin C, all of which are great for skin and helps reduce break outs.