Our best skin-care lines integrate essential ingredients with cutting edge technology (for example Yon-KA is 98% natural). But we mustn’t forget that while our skin loves botanicals delivered topically – a large part of its care (and feeding) is good nutrition.
I.E. you are what you eat. Choosing the right foods can change your skin for the better. So here are 5 fruits (and a beverage) that deliver serious results.
Water (always a big, dang deal) makes up a large part of our anatomy. The average adult human is 50-65% water, but the percentage of water in infants is much higher, usually around 75-78%. And who has better, sweeter, plumper skin than babies? No one, that’s who. Sooooooo – it follows that drinking lots of water is our number one beauty tip.
Antioxidant-rich berries are rich in Vitamin C, which protects our skin from damaging free radicals and slows down aging. Berries can also help eliminate toxins to keep skin clear. Mangoes get into the act by boosting our immune system with abundant Vitamin A. They can even ward off acne and produce a more even complexion.
Mature skin needs moisture and hydration, which is why you should grab a banana. Those golden beauties are high in potassium, which helps skin appear softer and more youthful.
Citrus added to water or tea can reduce the dark spots left behind by blemishes and also produce more glowing skin. And, following another long standing motto: an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and it’s also a great source of malic acid which helps renew skin cells.
Sure wish there was an acronym to help remember these, but I doubt WBMBCA will roll off the tongue. We could try shifting the order to: WABBMC? Not terrible. Just sounds like a bad case of the hiccups.