Summer is here and it can be taxing to protect the skin from getting dull and tanned. Slather on sunscreen half and hour before going out and re apply every three hours. However if you are looking to bring a glow from inside out, summer fruits are your friends. These juicy treats are not only refreshing. They provide us with the required fluids and replenish the electrolytes that are lost while sweating. Some also shield your skin from the scorching rays of the sun. Find out which fruits are good for your skin and why.
Watermelon: With more than 91 percent water, this fruit hydrates you well. It is also a rich source of lycopene which helps protect the skin cells, leaves your skin tighter, smoother and able to retain moisture.
Apples: Apples are one of the best sources for fibre. Besides that, skin of the apple has antioxidant flavonoids which reduces free radical damage. They also contain plentiful nutrients for healthy skin. Their high content of vitamin C helps to build collagen, and their levels of copper encourage your skin to produce melanin, the pigment responsible for colour in your skin. This helps to protect your skin from UV rays and melanin also helps to build healthy tissues, hair and eyes.
Muskmelon: Muskmelon with its unique property of rehydrating of body is considered one of the best fruits for summers. Besides being rich in water, it also provides body with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Sodium and Potassium. They can tone your skin and prevent it from ageing. You can prepare an anti-ageing facial mask by cutting thin slices of fresh melon. This will refresh your skin and provide a youthful glow.
Mangoes: Fruit lover or not, everyone waits for mangoes in summer. No one can resist Mangoes in summer. Mangoes contain beta-carotene, which is converted by your body to vitamin A. That and vitamin C are crucial to skin self-repair. They also can aid in reducing skin problems, including pimples.
What are your favourite summer fruits and how do you prefer eating them? Share in comments. Happy Summer!