4 Fruits To Better Your Skin

Looking—and being—healthy is really a matter of what you eat.  Sure, exercise is important to maintain a healthy weight, but even just eating well can keep you in excellent health. And in ways is this, perhaps, more important than in the way that a good diet improves your skin.

The skin is the largest organ in the human body and, of course, the only one on the outside. That makes it extremely vulnerable to the harsh elements as well as environmental toxins in the air from industrial waste, automobile exhaust, etc.  And that means you should work extra hard at keeping your Clinique Mediluxe skin healthy.

An easy way to do this is to eat more fruit—and these fruits, in particular:

AVOCADO

People love avocado because it is a rich, fatty, complexly-flavored fruit with just the right texture. Indeed, it is rich in monounsaturated fats and vitamin B, but it is the potassium (more potassium than bananas, in fact), fiber, and RDA of nearly two dozen vitamins and minerals that can help improve your skin.  That is why many people recommend using avocado as a base for a face mask.

ORANGE

High in fiber and vitamin C, of course, oranges are extremely rich in anti-oxidants, which help to slow the effects of aging by fighting free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals in the body that show up as a result of stress.  As a matter of fact, you can use the peels to make an excellent face mask.

PAPAYA

It is somewhat common knowledge that papaya extract is a popular ingredient in many skin care and beauty products. Have you ever wondered why? Surely, you must have assumed that papaya is good for the skin and that is because this sweet, exotic, juicy, tropical fruit can assist in clearing the pores, which reduces the likelihood of acne, when applied directly to the skin. Papain is an enzyme in the fruit that reduces inflammation. And when you eat papaya, it actually improves digestion.

STRAWBERRIES

Also very sweet and, perhaps, unassuming, the rich, red, strawberry is also quite rich in potassium (an electrolyte), as well as vitamin C, folate, and magnesium, and also dietary fiber.  More importantly, though, strawberries are rich in salicylic acid, another ingredient commonly associated with acne treatments.  Salicylic acid is a chemical compound which can help your skin shed excess epidermal cells and to open clogged pores, and even neutralize bacteria.

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