What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when we say healthy food? Or, what’s the answer you get when you ask that friend/celebrity about the secret behind her glowing and gorgeous skin? Lots of fresh fruits?
Well, since time immemorial, we have been hearing enough about the benefits of fruits for our health and skin. Hence, in this post, we have decided to list the top 21 fruits you should consume to achieve the best version of your skin.
Fruits To Eat Daily For Glowing Skin
Daily Vitamin C intake is mandatory for radiant skin. The natural oils present in oranges keep your skin hydrated, making it look plump.
Vitamin C is known to aid in collagen production, which keeps your skin firm and reduces the appearance of signs of aging (1) (2). High in vitamin C and antioxidants, oranges help fight free radicals in the body, minimizing DNA damage. This slows down premature aging.
How To Use
A. In Your Diet
- Eat half an orange everyday.
- You could even consume freshly squeezed orange juice. Avoid the pulp if you have ulcers in your stomach, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- You could make a tasty orange smoothie or add it to your salads.
B. For Pigmentation
Apply plain, freshly squeezed orange juice to your pigmentation spots.
C. For Oily Skin
Mix 3 tablespoons of orange juice with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Add a pinch of turmeric to the mixture along with 2 tablespoons of gram flour. Apply it as a pack and leave until dry (around 15 minutes). Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm or cold water.
D. For Dry Skin
Mix 3 tablespoons of orange juice with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Add half a teaspoon of milk to the mixture along with a pinch of turmeric and one teaspoon of honey. Apply it to your skin and leave it on for 10 -15 minutes.
Carica papaya or simply ‘papaya’ as most of us call it, is a naturally moisturizing agent that helps keep your skin hydrated and soft when used topically.
Rich in Vitamin A, C and B, this fruit can prove to be effective in maintaining good skin health. Papaya can also improve your digestive system and prevent constipation. This, in turn, aids in clearing up your skin. Studies suggest that this fruit can also speed-up the wound healing process (3).
How To Use
A. In Your Diet
- Eat a bowl of papaya in the morning as part of your breakfast.
- Papaya smoothies are also a good option. Blending the fruit with some lemon juice will make for a tasty drink.
B. For Smooth Skin
Mash some papaya pieces in a bowl and apply them onto your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
C. To Reduce Pigmentation
Mash a few pieces of papaya and mix with lemon juice. Add a pinch of turmeric. Apply to the affected area and wash off after 10 minutes.
D. To Moisturize Dry Parts Of Your Skin
Mix mashed papaya with half a teaspoon of almond oil and apply to the affected area. Wash off after 10 minutes.
E. Papaya Scrub
Mix mashed papaya with 1 teaspoon of an orange peel. Add a tablespoon of rosewater to the mixture if you have oily skin. If your skin is dry, you can use honey.
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