Here is a list of beneficial fruits that can help make your skin glow.


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The yummy, juicy and succulent mango is a wonder food for rejuvenating your skin. Mango contains vitamin A, C, E and K. It also contains beta-carotene, flavonoids, polyphenolics and xanthophylls. Being a rich source of fiber and dietary sugar, this fruit is beneficial in keeping away tummy troubles such as constipation. This fruit also has anti-inflammatory properties and also protects the skin from any kind of DNA damage. The healing properties of mango make it an ideal ingredient in many cosmetic preparations.


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Watermelon is a boon for the skin, especially for women who have acne-prone or sensitive skin. For a glowing skin in summer, watermelon is one thing that you cannot give a miss. Watermelons contain almost 92 per cent of water in them, making them ideal for flushing out the harmful toxins from the skin and it also keeps the digestive system in track. This fruit is loaded with vitamin A, B1, B6 and C. It also contains ample amounts of lycopene, flavonoids and carotenoids. The presence of lycopene is beneficial in preventing skin damage by removing the free radicals.


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Daily Vitamin C intake is mandatory for radiant skin. The natural oils present in oranges keep your skin hydrated, making it look plump.

Vitamin C is known to aid in collagen production, which keeps your skin firm and reduces the appearance of signs of aging. High in vitamin C and antioxidants, oranges help fight free radicals in the body, minimizing DNA damage. This slows down premature aging.


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Carica papaya or simply ‘papaya’ as most of us call it, is a naturally moisturizing agent that helps keep your skin hydrated and soft when used topically.

Rich in Vitamin A, C and B, this fruit can prove to be effective in maintaining good skin health. Papaya can also improve your digestive system and prevent constipation. This, in turn, aids in clearing up your skin. Studies suggest that this fruit can also speed-up the wound healing process.


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Lemon is popularly used in a number of skincare products. From anti-acne creams to anti-aging lotions, this citrus fruit can prevent a host of skin issues.

Rich in Vitamin C, lemon can help reduce signs of aging, hyperpigmentation and scarring. Lemon is also a natural bleaching agent. It helps reduce sun damage and tan. Addressing a host of skin issues, this ingredient should be made a mandatory part of your skincare regimen.


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This fruit is one of the best fruits for bright skin. Not only the vibrant pearly seeds of this fruits but it’s a white membrane and peel contain antioxidants, which are good for removing pigmentation and also helps in protecting the skin against UV-A and UV-B damage. This fruit also has sufficient amounts of vitamin C and K, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus.


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Banana is one fruit that you can find all around the year. It not only gives you a much-needed boost of instant energy but banana has been proved to have skin healing properties. Even the peel of this fruit has healing effects on the skin and can be used to get rid of stubborn acne scars. Apart from being rich in dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin E and vitamin K, banana has ample amounts of phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and calcium. It also has antioxidant properties and works well as a skin moisturiser, as FirstCry Parenting


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According to the technical definition, cucumbers are fruits, and oh so hydrating! The major part of cucumber is water. Thus, they have a cooling effect on the body and are high in antioxidants.

The peel of a cucumber contains Vitamin C and Vitamin K, which is vital to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Studies suggest that sea cucumbers can aid in skin whitening and can also reduce the appearance of fine lines. They also help in reducing puffy eyes and dark circles.


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Pineapples contain Vitamins A, C, K and minerals that are essential in maintaining clear, healthy skin. They are also rich in bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.

This fruit can improve your skin texture, reduce sunspots and reduce acne symptoms. It is also effective in speeding up the skin’s healing process and removing dead skin cells.


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Apricots are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, which helps fight free radicals in your body. It helps reduce the appearance of signs of aging. Apricots also possess anti-inflammatory properties that can improve acne symptoms.

Apricots are also rich in Vitamin A, K and folate that are effective in improving your skin’s overall health.


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Grapes are available in green, black or red varieties and each kind is beneficial for your skin. The presence of an antioxidant called resveratrol makes grapes an ideal remedy for protection against UV damage and also against skin cancer. The grape seeds also have skin healing, rejuvenating and protecting properties. Grapes are a storehouse of various vitamins (vitamin C and K) and some essential minerals (potassium, calcium and phosphorus) too.


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Apart from being great ice cream flavors, strawberries also possess qualities that can help improve skin health! Strawberries are great chemical exfoliators. They contain an alpha-hydroxy acid known as salicylic acid which is a popular ingredient in beauty products.

Salicylic acid in itself possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can help reduce acne symptoms. It cleanses the skin and removes unwanted dirt and bacteria that may clog your pores.

Strawberries also contain Vitamin C and ellagic acid. Ellagic acid prevents UV damage and reduces the appearance of signs of aging, according to Skin Kraft.

Fruits that Helps to Enhance the Glow of Your Face

If you have been dealing with skin issues like dull, lifeless, wrinkled or tired skin, this suggests that your skin needs care. And what better way to provide a natural glow and shine to your skin than to include some yummy fruits in your diet. You may be surprised to know, but your skin mirrors what you put inside your tummies, which means whether you eat healthy food or you make wrong eating choices, your skin shows it all. Some people are genetically blessed with good skin, and others have to strive hard to attain that perfect skin goal.

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