11 Foods That Can Help Your Skin Look Better
We all know that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables plays a vital role not only in our overall health, but also the appearance of our skin. But did you know that certain fruits are particularly skin friendly?
Bright Side brings you the top 11 foods you should stock up on if you want healthy, glowing skin that exudes inner radiance (and who doesn’t want that, right?).
The original superfood, these ‘little blue dynamos’ pack a pretty big nutritional punch for their size. A fantastic source of antioxidants, and rich in fiber and vitamins A and C, adding these to your diet will do great things for your skin.
They may not be a trendy new superfood, but the trusty apple is still one of your skin’s favorites for good reason. For youthful skin choose the Red Delicious variety, which contains the highest content of collagen to promote skin elasticity.
With summer just around the corner, we can’t wait to start eating fresh watermelon again. Sweet and refreshing with over 90% water content, eating this delicious fruit will hydrate your skin from the inside out.
Bananas are one of the best sources of potassium, a mineral which is vital in maintaining your skin's moisture balance. Severely dry skin is a classic symptom of potassium deficiency, so try to include a banana as part of your daily fruit intake.
Pineapples have been used in some cultures as a medicinal plant for years, as they are the only fruit known to contain an enzyme called bromelain, which fights skin inflammation and swelling.
Infinitely appetizing, who can resist a bowl of ripe strawberries? Devour away, knowing that your skin will thank you for it. These red beauties are particularly high in ellagic acid, which fights against UV damage and wrinkles.
Papaya is a fruit practically exploding with vitamin A and the enzyme papain, which helps to break down inactive proteins and get rid of dead skin cells.
Bursting with zesty flavor, a kiwi fruit’s fuzzy outside does not do its delicious flesh justice. It is officially the fruit containing the most vitamin C, the skin’s staple ingredient for vibrancy and radiance.
Like blueberries, pomegranates have also been endowed with the well-deserved title of ‘superfood.' Another nutritional powerhouse, they contain powerful anti-aging compounds which assist in stimulating the regeneration of skin cells.
Cherries (as well as being utterly delicious) contain a higher concentration of antioxidants than any other fruit, helping to fight free radicals and thus slow down the aging process.
To get rid of dark underarms take a slice of a potato and rub it on your armpit for about 10 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Potato has mild acidic properties that act as great natural bleaching agent.