Fruit for thought
It’s the time of year to take stock of how our skin is looking after the brutal winter months. When our skin is looking rather drab and dull we typically hit the beauty counter, or in desperate circumstances, the spa, for that urgent dose of TLC.
But what if your haven for intervention could be found in your grocer or local farmers market. Today we’re sharing a few of our favourite natural resources that can brighten, plump and revitalize your skin in no time at all.
Fruit for thought
Blueberries: Consume these by the handful or use them as a topping for your porridge. This sweet, low-calorie berry, holds the title for being the best in antioxidant activity by the US Department of Agriculture. So by saying hello to this fruit, you’re waving goodbye to premature aging.
Grapefruit: Packed with a hefty dose of Vitamin C, this fruit not only helps fight off colds but it also combats the wrinkles. You can even use this fruit to eliminate dark pigmentation on your knees or elbows. Just slice in half, dust with sugar to aid in exfoliation, and rub on your problem area. Voilà!
Avocado: Other than being a vital ingredient for your delicious guacamole recipe, avocado is an excellent get-gorgeous food. It also packs a dose of monounsaturated fats and biotin, which helps to lock in moisture leaving your skin, hair, and nails looking their best.
Lemons: You’ve likely heard that lemon water is great for boosting metabolism and keeping your body hydrated, but why lemons you ask? It’s a fruit that packs a mean health punch, loaded with vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber to name a few of the benefits. The antioxidants in lemon can help reduce wrinkles and the appearance of scars. This fruit can also be used as a breath freshener, hair lightener, lip exfoliator and nail strengthener.
Kale: Say hello to gorgeous skin, bright whites and healthy bones with these leafy greens. If you can’t bear to consume this food raw, ease your way in by trying a kale chip recipe. Sometimes acquiring a taste is half of the battle, you most likely did it to find your favorite vino, so do it for this. Your body will thank you.
Melons, sweet potatoes and carrots: Otherwise known as the carotenoid combo. If everything looks better tanned, than why not raise your odds for consistently glowing skin by adding a portion of beta-carotene to your weekly diet? Our loyal St.Tropez can only do so much after all. By adding these foods to your diet you increase your chances for a natural radiant hue, and who wouldn’t want that this time of year?
We’re not suggesting that you ditch your skin regimen completely in the name of these botanical substitutes. We’re simply giving you a little ‘fruit for thought’. Maybe next time you reach for the 3 o’ clock biscuit, you’ll choose these super-foods, because hello calorie saver and skin goddess.