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Skin: Eat your way to glowing skin with these seasonal fruit & veg

Not only does the summer sunshine benefit your skin, but so do the fruits and vegetables that thrive during this season. A well-rounded and diverse diet is crucial for maintaining healthy, radiant skin. Foods rich in vitamin C, E, and A, as well as iron and healthy fats, all contribute to your skin’s appearance and texture. Incorporate some of the fruits and vegetables listed below into your meals, and your skin may show its appreciation.

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Not only do carrots help you see in the dark but contain high quantities of vitamin A – an essential to looking after your skin. Vitamin A is required for cell growth as well as the process in which stem cells turn into heaps of other types of cells you need in your body. All of this is important for balanced and heathy skin!


Like carrots, spinach is full of vitamin A making it a great food for your skin. Additionally, spinach and other leafy greens have high levels of vitamin C which helps make collagen to produce new skin tissues. Spinach also contains iron which is required by haemoglobin to carry oxygen through your body. It can help repair sun damage to the skin – particularly useful during the summer.


Enjoy the assortment of berries in season right now as they are packed with nutrients that help your skin. Strawberries and blueberries are rich in vitamin A and C which are essential to healthy, glowing skin. They also have high levels of antioxidants which help protect your skin from environmental damage. So, whichever type is your favourite, add some berries to your basket this summer.


Besides being a great for spa treatment, cucumbers are also great for your skin from the inside of your body. Their antioxidants, vitamin c, and folic acid help your skin look and feel smoother, stronger, and healthier. Folic acid also helps to fight environmental toxins. Equally, cucumbers anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce redness, acne, and skin’s bumpy texture. Definitely one to enjoy this season.


Courgettes (or maybe you say zucchini) are full of antioxidants called carotenoids which can help protect our skin from UV rays and pollution this summer, letting you enjoy spending even more time outdoors. Some studies have also found these antioxidants to help hydrate the skin and reducing aging.

And, of course, don’t forget your SPF and plenty of water!

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  • Lisa Hanley

    Lisa Hanley is both the Founder and Editor of Ankha Azzura Magazine, a media platform that blends her passion in wellness, science, and holistic living. Having spent over a decade working in media, beginning with local radio and print and later transitioning to producing and luxury travel writing, Lisa established Ankha Global in 2022. She attended three universities in the UK to study Journalism and Media studies and currently resides in London with her partner.

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