Summer season fruits for glowing Skin
There are many reasons why skin care is essential for your overall health. From boosting your confidence to preventing a future of skin problems and diseases, skin care is one of the most essential parts of looking and feeling your best. This is why you will never run out of options for skincare products marketed for all skin types, promising to be the most carefree option on the shelf. But what if there was an alternative way to help maintain the look of healthy skin for longer?
In this article, we will explore summer seasonal fruit and vegetables that will boost your skincare routine and help make the skin look and feel healthier. Below you will find a list of summer harvests full of nutrients such as Vitamin C – which helps the slowing of early skin ageing, the prevention of sun damage, and the improvement of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. Whilst others help to boost the widely known beauty protein that is collagen.
- Apricots were originally cultivated in China for a thousand of years before expanding to the rest of the world. Their flesh has a lot of vitamin A, which helps support healthy skin.
- Peaches are also originally from China. They are high in vitamin C which boosts the bodies production of collagen. They are also high in lutein, an antioxidant that helps combat free radicals and supports skin.
- Courgette, Bell peppers and cabbage are full of vitamin C that will naturally help to boost your bodies collagen levels. Cabbage boosts skin health as it contains vitamin C and K, which protects the skin from free-radicals that support the prevention and healing process of the acne and eczema.
- Broccoli also contains vitamin C and A but unlike the harvest above has an important amount of minerals such as zinc – a natural anti-inflammatory which helps to repair damaged skin.
What is great about the foods above are they are so easy to add to your diet. Here are a few recipes examples below:
Peach and apricot crumble, ideal for desert or daily snack: https://www.diys.com/lightened-up-peach-apricot-crumble
Courgette and broccoli tart, ideal for lunch with a side of salad:https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/courgette_and_broccoli_22292