Skin Care

6 Fruits For Glowing Skin

Are you often dealing with acne and other skin issues? Arent the usual skincare products on the market giving you any results? Well, here is what you must know the best way to rejuvenate your skin is by consuming fruits and applying a fruit mask every alternate day. Investing just 10 minutes a day can help you with visible differences in weeks.

Here, we have listed the 6 best fruits that can keep your skin happy. We also have discussed how you can use these fruits, orally as well as topically, to boost your skin health. Read on.

fruits for glowing skin

How Do Your Eating Habits Affect Your Skin?

Your skin health is directly related to your daily diet. A diet high in processed foods, sugars, and simple carbohydrates can harm your skin. Without adequate fresh fruits and vegetables, you may experience premature aging, acne and acne scars, and even dry skin. You could be missing out on nutrients like zinc, iron, copper, and vitamins A and D that may promote skin health.

Most of the nutrients crucial for skin health are available in fruits. In the next section, we will look at the top 20 fruits that can boost your skin health and keep glowing.

Top 6 Fruits For Glowing Skin

1. Lemon

Lemons are natural bleaching agents. They are rich in vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that helps flush out toxins and protects the skin from photodamage and hyperpigmentation (1). So, if you have uneven pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, or keratinization, try using lemon to get glowing skin. Here’s how you can use it.

  • Add lemon juice to your salad.
  • Add the juice of ½ lemon and 1 teaspoon of organic honey to a glass of water and drink it first thing in the morning. This will help flush out toxins.
  • For oily skin with pigmentation or acne scars, mix lemon juice with rose water and dab it on your skin and rinse off after 10 minutes.
  • For dry skin with pigmentation, mix lemon juice and coconut oil, dab it on your skin and rinse off after 10 minutes.
  • To get rid of dark circles, mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 1 teaspoon of milk. Apply it to your under-eye area and rinse off gently after 10 minutes.
  • Rub lemon and sugar on the keratinized areas to lighten the skin tone and reduce keratinization.

2. Papaya

Papayas contain vitamins A, C, B, pantothenic acid, and folate, and minerals such as copper, potassium, and magnesium. They also contain enzymes like papain and chymopapain that help prevent skin damage by free radicals and have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

Consuming papaya can help prevent constipation, which is one of the causes of poor skin health. It can also help treat warts, eczema, corns, and cutaneous tubercles (2). Scientists have also found that papaya can help heal wounds and chronic skin ulcers. So, if you have digestive issues, scars, and pigmentation, you must include papaya in your diet and beauty regimen. Here’s how to use it.

  • Eat a bowl of papaya for breakfast or as an evening snack.
  • You can prepare a papaya smoothie by blending papaya, lemon juice, and pink Himalayan salt.
  • Mash a small piece of papaya and apply it to your skin. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
  • Mix mashed papaya with lemon juice and ¼ teaspoon of turmeric and apply it to the pigmented and scarred areas. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
  • For dry and flaky skin, apply mashed papaya with half a teaspoon of almond oil. Wipe it away with a soft wet cloth after 10 minutes.
  • Make a papaya scrub using a small piece of papaya, 1 teaspoon of orange peel, and 1 tablespoon of rose water (for oily skin) or honey (for dry skin). Use gentle circular motions to scrub your skin. Rinse with room temperature water.

3. Avocado

Avocado is rich in healthy fats, dietary fiber, and vitamins E, A, C, K, B6, niacin, folate, and pantothenic acid. It has antioxidant properties that help reduce oxidative damage, which, in turn, prevent DNA damage. Consuming avocado can promote healthy aging as it is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin that protect your skin from UV radiation.

The healthy fats in avocados help retain the elasticity of the skin, reduce inflammation, and speed up wound healing (5). Here’s how you can use avocado to get clear and flawless skin.

  • Add avocado to your salad, burritos, wraps, breakfast bowl, sandwiches, etc.
  • Make an avocado and spinach smoothie.
  • Prepare an avocado dip by mixing it with yogurt or hummus.
  • Use avocado in cakes or as a topping.
  • Mash an avocado and apply it to your skin. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
  • For oily skin, mash a small piece of avocado with rose water and a pinch of camphor. Rinse off after 10 minutes.

4. Orange

The sweet, juicy, and pulpy orange has a vibrant color and intoxicating smell. This fruit can also work wonders for your skin. Like lemons, oranges too are rich in vitamin C 100 grams of oranges contain 54 milligrams of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. Oranges can help prevent oxidative damage, photodamage, DNA damage, reduce inflammation, and aid collagen synthesis.

  • Consume half an orange each day.
  • Drink freshly pressed orange juice with the pulp. Avoid the pulp if you have stomach ulcers or are suffering from IBS/IBD.
  • Add oranges to your salad, pizza, stew, cakes, and chocolates.
  • Add orange juice to your smoothie.
  • Apply orange juice topically wherever you have pigmentation. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
  • For oily skin, mix 3 tablespoons of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of gram flour, and ½ teaspoon of turmeric. Apply as a pack.
  • For dry skin, mix 3 tablespoons of orange juice, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of milk, ½ teaspoon of turmeric, and 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply to your skin.

5. Watermelon

Red, fleshy, watery, sweet, and refreshing we just cannot get enough of watermelon. It is great for oily and acne-prone skin. Watermelon has dietary fiber (0.4%), water (92%), carbs (7.55%), sugar (0.4%), vitamins C, A, B1, and B6, carotenoids, flavonoids, and lycopene. It has zero fat and is cholesterol-free. Lycopene helps in scavenging the free oxygen radicals and prevents skin damage. The water helps flush out toxins and improves bowel movement.

  • Have a medium bowl of watermelon for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
  • Drink freshly made watermelon juice in the morning or evening.
  • Make a fruit salad with watermelon.
  • Add watermelon to your smoothie for that extra zing.
  • Mash a watermelon and apply it to your skin. Rinse off after 10 minutes.
  • For oily skin, mix 3 tablespoons of watermelon juice, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 tablespoon of Fuller earth, and 1 teaspoon of rose water. Rinse with cold water after the mask dries.
  • For dry skin, mix 3 tablespoons of watermelon juice, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera. Rinse off after 10 minutes.

6. Cucumber

Cucumbers are also very high in water content. They have a cooling effect on the body and possess antioxidant properties. Unpeeled cucumbers are also rich in vitamins K and C and dietary fiber. Scientists have found that sea cucumbers can be used for reducing wrinkles.

  • Add cucumber to your salads, wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, etc.
  • Prepare a glass of refreshing pulpy cucumber juice and add a dash of lime juice, roasted cumin powder, and pink Himalayan salt for taste and flavor.
  • Eat a cucumber as a snack in the evening.
  • Grate a cucumber and mix it with 1 tablespoon of gram flour and 1 teaspoon of rose water to reduce inflammation on acne-prone skin.
  • Mix the grated cucumber, 1 tablespoon of milk, and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to moisturize dry skin.
  • Mix the grated cucumber, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and sugar to scrub your hands and feet