Watermelon keeps your body hydrated and boosts the production of collagen that makes your skin radiant and supple. Packed with anti-oxidants, this sweet, red fruit helps fight free radicals that can cause wrinkles and fine lines. There's more: it also contains Vitamin A, which helps shrink open pores and reduce excess oil secretion.
2. Red Bell Pepper
These vibrant vegetables are just what the skin doc ordered. Red bell peppers are packed with Vitamin C as well as antioxidants. The peppers release toxins from the skin and help improve circulation.
Popeye was onto something—spinach is packed with Vitamins C, B, E calcium, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and magnesium. It's also full of Lutein (which keeps your eyes looking sparkling and healthy).
Strawberries are a rich source of Folic Acid and Vitamin C. The delicious fruit provides several health benefits like UV skin protection, prevents wrinkles and reduces the chance of skin cancer. Anyone for strawberries and cream? Yes, please.
A study has found that Pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants like, Vitamin C. These antioxidants keep wrinkles, dryness and fine lines at bay by neutralizing the free radicals that weather skin.
Its not like we need another reason to love Avocado. The fruit is rich in an omega-9 fatty acid called Oleic acid that helps keep the skin's moisture levels high, ensuring firmness and suppleness. So more guac for us, then!
7. Dark Chocolate
Yay for chocolate! But, more specifically, the dark variety. Dark Chocolate protects the skin from sun damage and helps keep it hydrated. But while buying your chocolate, make sure that it has 60% cocoa content and a high amount of Flavonol present in it.
8. Olive oil
The omega-6 fatty acids present in O oil make your skin radiant and supple. Plus, it also protects your skin from the sun's UV rays, and decreases the chance of skin cancer.
The juicy fruit is well known for its skin lightening benefits. Tomatoes help the skin absorb more oxygen, making it look more youthful and prevents wrinkles. They're also a great guard against UV rays, plus are a rich source of Lycopene, which makes skin as soft as a baby's bottom. Pizza, anyone?
Broccoli is known to regenerate skin cells and helps in collagen production. Rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C and E, it also protects from skin cancer, and has anti-ageing properties.