Summer Special: 7 superfoods a.k.a tropical fruits for glowing and healthy skin!

Summer is here and it is time to make up for the lost hydration flushed out of the body through excessive sweat. The scorching heat of April and May surely leaves the skin looking dull and lifeless but hey, don’t you worry, we have got your back!

To achieve glowing skin, the age-old saying ‘you are what you eat’ cannot be more apt! Though we have to battle the ‘chubhti jalti garmi,’ summer is all the more reason to look forward to those tropical fruits that help us soothe our body, internally as well as externally. Enriched with vitamins, natural sugars, minerals and antioxidants, they not only make for a delectable palette but also leave a calming, soothing and rejuvenating effect, thus reversing the Sun’s harsh heat.

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With skin damage, pollution, inflammation and blemishes popping their heads out, elevate your daily diet with these summer superfoods to achieve a glow from within. From the ‘king of all fruits’ Mango to juicy Watermelon, indulge in these tropical goodness for glowing, healthy skin. Also, once gone bad or overripe, they can be used as a facial mask so it is kind of a win-win for all of us beauty enthusiasts!


The staple summer fruit, Mango not only fulfills our heart’s and stomach’s desire but helps us achieve that radiant glow. Rich in Vitamins A, E and K as well as xanthophylls, polyphenolics, flavonoids, and beta-carotene, it helps you fight against inflammation and acne marks all while keeping your skin refreshing.


Being rich in hydration content, Watermelons are undoubtedly beauty boosters. Enriched with Vitamins C and A, watermelons contain natural antioxidants that slow down the skin’s aging process and promote skin elasticity. Another key nutrient Lycopene helps to protect the skin from inflammations and sunburns thus leaving a calming, rejuvenating effect for a longer period of time. Being more of a water-based fruit, watermelons also help with weight loss.


Apart from its exfoliating and lightening properties, Papaya also contains enzymes called papain that can dissolve dead skin cells and help even the skin tone. A good source of Vitamins C, A, E, K and beta-carotene, eating this tropical fruit boosts skin moisture, elasticity and firmness.


It’s no secret that this summer superfood helps in achieving a ‘berry’ glowing skin! These binge-eating-worthy fruits are high in nutrients and low in calories. Containing more Vitamin C than any other fruit, berries have remarkable anti-aging properties. Due to their high concentration of Vitamin C, Strawberries can serve as collagen boosters. Blueberries, enriched with vitamin A, B, E and K helps in achieving a bright and even complexion. Cranberries, along with other berries also have a good amount of vitamin C along with K and E.


It’s no secret that Oranges come in the summer essential squad, all thanks to their banked-up Vitamin C content. Apart from achieving that radiant glow, oranges help in controlling acne and fight free radicals.


Loaded with essential minerals, vitamins A C and K and Bromelain, Pineapples help in fighting acne and inflammation. The array of antioxidants boosts collagen production and helps in the healing process of sensitive skin.


Sometimes, big things come in small packages and Pomegranates are indeed one of them. These little seeded babies are rich in antioxidants that will help you achieve that radiant glow. Moreover, Pomegranates promote collagen production that helps in reducing acne and inflammations caused by the summer heat.


So, who’s up for a Tropical Sundae?!

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