To some people, beauty is overwhelmingly important; they turn to all manner of things to try and hold on to their youth, their beauty, or to try and find it. Creams and lotions and diets and surgery and…fruits?
Believe it or not, there are some fruits that can make you look beautiful.
Raspberries are an excellent way to revitalise your skin. Rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and fibre, it’s a great food to help you get a good texture on your skin, slow down aging, and just feel that little bit more refreshed. It’s mainly the vitamin C that helps, rejuvenating your skin, making it healthy again.
Another great source of vitamin C to make your skin feel refreshed, apples are also an excellent source of vitamin A, which does the same, and serve as an anti-acne treatment, and a way to get rid of those pesky dark circles under your eyes. You can even add them to your face packs to help moisturise your skin and give it a radiant glow.
Rich in flavonoids, anti-oxidants and possessing numerous anti-inflammatory properties, grapes are great for the health of your skin, health, and body. Hydroxyl acids contained in grapes are a great way to keep your skin fresh and wrinkle free, and grape juice serves as a brilliant means of ridding your skin of acne scars, and preventing pimples from occurring.
A good source of vitamin C, calcium and fibre, papayas are a great way to give yourself skin that positively glows, as well as helping your body to function effectively – that fibre really does help get things moving along smoothly. It is also rich in antioxidants, and can assist in cleansing your blood of toxins.
Prunes are, unfortunately, associated with old age, and probably always will be. However, what you need to know is that they are a great way to shed the kilos, among other things. Rich in fibre, they help your digestive system along (which we all know – prune juice is synonymous with “laxative”) and flush toxins out of your body. They also provide your body with plenty of energy to keep you active, as well as helping you lose weight.
The vitamin C contained in oranges (and, in fact, all of the citrus fruits) helps your body with the construction of collagen, the tightening agent in your skin. So much so, as it happens, that orange peel and orange juice are frequently used in anti-aging creams, for the purpose of boosting collagen production and thus tightening the skin, removing wrinkles.
An excellent source of potassium, among other things, bananas are good for the skin both eaten and applied externally. It is, in fact, the vitamin E contained within that makes the fruit good for the skin, making it soft and removing signs of aging. Bananas also contain magnesium, iron, and vitamins A and B, if you’re planning a diet.
You cannot do better than a mango. You just can’t. Especially in smoothie form. Mangoes help your body keep cholesterol under control, as well as unclogging the pores in your skin and making it soft and even, thanks to the vitamin A and antioxidants.