Remember how your Grandma always told you to eat more fruits to get that gorgeous, glowing complexion? Well, she’s been right all along. Fruits, and especially certain tropical fruits, are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that help repair, restore and revitalize your skin. You can either eat them or apply them directly to your skin. Let’s find out which fruits you should be eating and what makes them so great for your skin!
5 Tropical Fruits that are Great for your Skin
Pineapple is known for its restorative properties. It contains bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties that helps heal wounds. It is also packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants that work to treat cell damage and repair your skin. It boosts the production of collagen in skin, thus improving elasticity and leaving your skin soft, supple and youthful. It can also be applied topically to reduce the appearance of dark spots and to tackle acne.
Tip: Apply pineapple juice all over your face and neck and leave it on for 5 minutes daily for a fresh, radiant look.
Extremely rich in Vitamin C, Lychees too contain powerful antioxidants that help slow down skin ageing. They also help in strengthening blood vessels and have anti-inflammatory properties. A daily dose of this delicious fruit can help keep your skin soft, supple and gorgeous!
Tip: Make a lychee and banana paste and apply it to your skin twice a week to give your skin a fresh, youthful appearance.
Watermelon has extremely highwater-content (93%) thus making sure your skin stays well-hydrated. It is also high on Vitamins A, B6 and C, and helps slow down skin ageing, tone skin naturally and prevent acne.
Tip: Rub a chilled slice of watermelon over your face to instantly revitalize your skin.
Coconut has a range of skin benefits. Coconut water is an excellent source of hydration. Coconut oil is used in a variety of beauty products as it is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It works especially well to moisturize dry and damaged skin. It’s also a great natural cleanser and easily removes impurities from skin. It promotes a healthy, youthful appearance and also fights signs of skin ageing. It is also great for strengthening and conditioning your hair.
Tip: Remove make up easily by cleaning your face with a cotton ball dipped in coconut oil.
Pomegranate is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps fight premature skin ageing and heals skin damage caused by the sun. It is also an effective natural exfoliant and helps revitalize and restore your skin. It is anti-inflammatory and also moisturizes effectively to give you smoother, better skin.
Tip: To fight acne, make a paste by grinding dried pomegranate peels and mixing it 1 tbsp rose water. Apply this all over your face and let it dry before you wash off.