Monday, October 1, 2012

Top 5 Fruits For Glowing Skin

No more excuses for having tired looking skin! Get your skin glowing with these 5 fruits - they're affordable, terrific for your skin health and easy to eat while on the go or during a break.  

Banana:  Loaded with vitamins A, B and E, which have powerful anti-aging properties.  A great   source of iron, magnesium and potassium.

Lemon:  Increases skin firmness by strengthening collagen, which slows the skin aging process.  Contains Vitamin C, an antioxidant. Start your day with a  glass of warm water, teaspoon of honey and a dash of lemon juice on an empty stomach - cleans your kidneys therefore cleanses your entire body.

Papaya:  Papaya is rich in antioxidants and contain a special enzyme called papain that can kill dead cells and cure skin impurities. Try drinking a glass of papaya milk or  applying the flesh of papaya on your skin to brighten your skin.

HoneyDew Melon: This hydrating fruit keeps your skin plump and looking healthy. 
Increases firmness of skin by strengthening collagen. Contains Vitamin C (antioxidant).

Mango:  Often referred to as the King Of Fruits, mangos have health benefit,s. especially for the skin.  Contains vitamin-A and rich antioxidants, fights against skin aging, regenerates skin cells and restores elasticity of the skin. For more benefits of mangoes, see my post Why Mangoes Are Magnificient.

Use any of these fruits for a skin facial.  Just mash the fruit and spread over your face, lie down and relax for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with water.

MONEY SAVING TIP: Go conventional when buying these fruits. Yes, it's best to eat organic. However, no need to go organic for these fruits, since they tend to be low in pesticides, compared to "The Dirty Dozen"* that are usually loaded with pesticides.

** The Dirty Dozen = celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, domestic blueberries, nectarines,
     sweet bell peppers, spinach, cherries, kale/collard greens, potatoes and imported grapes.