You probably already know that fruit makes the perfect addition to your morning bowl of oats, a delightful filling for your Grandma’s famous pies or just a quick and easy on-the-go snack. Well, fruit does all of these things and so much more!
Fruit is packed full of antioxidants that do wonders for keeping your skin soft, supple and, unlike beauty creams and serums, it’s also light on the wallet and pretty easy to source. In fact, the chances are you probably have a whole bunch of nature’s fruity beauty products waiting for you in your kitchen!
Let’s take a look, shall we?
Discover the hidden beauty secrets of some of your favorite fruits
Skip the body butter and go straight to the source! Mango is packed with a specific type of antioxidant called mangiferin, which protects your skin from cellular damage. It’s also a great source of Vitamins C and E which work together to fight signs of sun damage and ageing. What’s not to love?
Your fruit bowl staple is not just a grab-and-go snack, it’s also an abundance of vitamins, potassium, magnesium and more! Apples, exclusively, also contain phloretin which has been linked to protecting skin from environmental damage and even fighting off cancer! Quick tip: remember to keep the skin on the apple when you’re hit with a snack attack; that’s where all the real goodness is stored.
Blueberries are delicious, make for very instagrammable smoothie bowls and they’re absolutely packed with antioxidants. In fact, I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that blueberries are probably one the greatest hidden beauty secrets you have in your fridge! The world loves them because they are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, which plays a vital role in the production of collagen; the building blocks for healthy hair, nails and skin.
Lemons are making water great again – just add a few slices to your next glass of water to give your daily dose of hydration a bit of zing! And it doesn’t stop there, check out these 10 uses for Lemons from Woman’s Health Magazine. A lot of people categorize lemons as a “superfood” and it’s easy to see why; amongst a multitude of other benefits, lemons pack a powerful dose of Vitamin C and have a high pH level, which makes them effective at decreasing oiliness and reducing inflammation.
That’s not all! Other types of fruit famed for their beauty-boosting benefits include bananas, kiwis, strawberries, figs and grapefruit. Your beauty routine just got a whole lot more colorful, natural and tasty
Hey Joyfreshers, what are your beauty secrets when it comes to fruits? Tell us in the comment section.