While there is no such thing as a fountain of youth, there are many things you can do to keep yourself looking youthful for as long as possible! One delicious way to do this is to take advantage for the anti-aging effects of many different fruits that, due to their antioxidant properties, can keep the skin feeling firm, clear and young. Below are ten of the best fruits to consume if you are looking to minimize fine lines, discoloration or other signs of aging skin.
The strong antioxidant compounds in this little green fruit firm the skin and delay the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This is mostly due to their high Vitamin C and E content which help reduce skin damage due to free radicals.
Pomegranate is a rich source of riboflavin, phosphorous and other vitamins and minerals that will promote beautiful skin by increasing its collagen. Collagen is what gives the skin its firmness and elasticity.
Due to its high content of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, watermelon is another delicious way to keep your skin nourished and prevent wrinkles or skin discoloration that come with aging skin.
Avocado is rich in Vitamin E and the B-complex vitamins, both wonderfully nourishing for your skin while the potassium it contains help keep it moisturized and hydrated. It also contains a compound called glutathione, which assists in the anti-aging process.
Mangosteen is a rich source of antioxidants like catechin, which again will help fight skin cell damage from free radicals while its high levels of Vitamin C will promote skin that is smooth and glowing.
Whether eaten or used topically, papaya can works wonders on your skin. It is a natural complexion toner and fights the formation of wrinkles while its Vitamins A,C and E will nourish the skin.
Applied topically, apple residue is great for the skin: its enzymatic actions help the skin to retain healthy water levels and keeps it fresh and healthy; apple cider vinegar as well makes an excellent natural toner.
Youthful elasticity of the skin will be greatly helped by the high levels of Vitamin C and B-6, while its manganese and antioxidant content prevent premature aging. It is also a wonderful natural moisturizer for the skin if apply topically.
Berries have some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit and this, along with their high levels of Vitamin C, help maintain the collagen that keeps your skin looking firm and wrinkle-free.
Grapes are a rich source of both manganese and Vitamin C. Together, these compounds can prevent damage due to ultra-violet radiation while their antioxidant properties fight against the aging process.
So the next time you are in the mood for something sweet, do yourself a favor and make up a fruit salad with some of the delicious edibles listed above. Not only will you be healthier for it, but your skin will feel young, firm and fresh because of the wonderful properties of these fruits.