Top 10 Fruits for Glowing Skin

Updated on September 30, 2017
The vitamins and antioxidants in these fruits will help your skin stay supple and smooth, giving your body what it needs to purge toxins and build healthy skin cells.
The vitamins and antioxidants in these fruits will help your skin stay supple and smooth, giving your body what it needs to purge toxins and build healthy skin cells.

Your Skin Is a Reflection of Your Eating Habits

No matter how many skin care products you apply to the outside of your skin, if you aren’t eating healthy food to nourish your skin from within, your skin will look dull, unhealthy and undernourished. If you are loading up on sugary drinks, junk food and processed snacks, you are very likely to have acne prone, dull looking skin. Remember the famous quote, “You are what you eat”? Whoever said that wasn’t kidding. Eating these top 10 fruits for glowing skin everyday will make your skin healthier and more radiant.

Which Fruit Is Good for Skin?

Fruit
Why it Works
Apple
Malic acid promotes firm, youthful skin.
Avocado
Biotin, or Vitamin B7, promotes cell regeneration and growth.
Banana
Potassium moisturizes and hydrates.
Kiwi
Vitamin C boosts immune system.
Lemon
Naturally lightens and tightens skin.
Papaya
Papain enzyme counters free-radical skin damage.
Pomegranate
Antioxidants reverse free-radical skin damage.
Plum
Promotes digestion to release toxins from body.
Pineapple
Bromelain naturally exfoliates skin when used topically.
Strawberry
Anti-oxidants prevent wrinkle formation.
Apples contain collagen that slows down the skin's aging process.
Apples contain collagen that slows down the skin's aging process.

1. Apples

Apples are the richest source of malic acid. This type of fruit acids is also known in the health world as alpha hydroxyl acid. Malic acid is gentler than other acids used in beauty treatments, such as glycolic and salicylic acid. Malic acid promotes healthier, firmer and youthful looking skin by renewing skin cells without damaging the skin layer.

If that’s not enough to convince you that an apple a day leads to glowing skin from within, consider the high fibre content in apples. Fibre helps to clean out the colon and promotes regular bowel movements, hence promoting clear pimple-free skin.

Avocados contain biotin, a vitamin that encourages health skin cell growth.
Avocados contain biotin, a vitamin that encourages health skin cell growth.

2. Avocados

Avocados are a highly nutritious fruit, hyped in the health world as a superfood and often used to make vegan mayonnaise. Not only do they taste great, but they also offer amazing benefits for skin when consumed, as well as when applied topically.

Avocados contain biotin, also known as vitamin B7. Biotin promotes cell regeneration and growth, resulting in faster growing hair and nails. Avocados also contain Vitamin E, known as “the Protector of Skin”. The fatty acids in this naturally fatty fruit help to provide skin with essential lubrications, which promotes youthful, glowing skin.

The potassium in bananas helps moisturize the skin and keep it supple.
The potassium in bananas helps moisturize the skin and keep it supple.

3. Bananas

Bananas contain high levels of potassium, which helps moisturizes and hydrates the skin, making it look fuller, more supple, and youthful. They contain various skin-healthy nutrients such as Vitamin A, B, and E.

The nutrients in bananas work to maintain the elasticity of skin, moisturise, prevent premature aging and wrinkles, soften and rejuvenate, and fade dark spots and blemishes.

You can make your own banana face mask treatments at home.

Kiwi fruit are loaded with Vitamin C, which is known to boost skin health and prevent premature aging.
Kiwi fruit are loaded with Vitamin C, which is known to boost skin health and prevent premature aging.

4. Kiwi

Kiwi is packed with Vitamin C. These fruits even contain more Vitamin C than oranges! Every 100 gms of kiwi has about 98mg of Vitamin C, while the same weight of oranges contains about 54mg. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, wards off colds and boosts the immune system. It also keeps skin looking younger and fresher.

Get more lemon into your diet by drinking a warm glass of lemon honey water early in the morning and cool lemon water throughout the day.
Get more lemon into your diet by drinking a warm glass of lemon honey water early in the morning and cool lemon water throughout the day.

5. Lemon

Speaking of citrus fruits, lemons are a great addition to your beauty regimen, as they are known to be “Nature’s Bleach.” Lemons safely whiten and lighten skin and promote an even tone by reducing acne marks and blemishes. They also deep cleanse the skin by breaking down any grime clogging the pores.

For beautiful skin, drink a warm glass of honey and lemon water in the morning on an empty stomach. This miracle drink is purported to have many health benefits, including reducing the darkness of blemishes and cleaning out acne.

The enzyme papain, abundant in papaya, is a digestive aid and a powerful antioxidant. That's why papaya is so widely used in cosmetics and skin care products.
The enzyme papain, abundant in papaya, is a digestive aid and a powerful antioxidant. That's why papaya is so widely used in cosmetics and skin care products.

6. Papaya

Papaya extracts are widely used in the skin care industry in the form of facial peels, soaps, cleansers, and lotions. But why go after chemical treatments when you can enjoy the goodness of papaya, fresh and cheap! Eat papaya regularly. You can also mash it and apply to skin for a youthful bright glow.

Papaya contains a large amount of Vitamin A/ Beta Carotene and an important enzyme, Papain. Papain is not only an important digestive aid that breaks down inactive proteins, it also a powerful antioxidant. It counters free radical damage on skin and also helps heal damaged skin by speeding up cell regeneration.

Pineapple is rich in antioxidants and an enzyme called bromelain, a gentle exfoliant.
Pineapple is rich in antioxidants and an enzyme called bromelain, a gentle exfoliant.

9. Pineapple

Ever heard of bromelain, the anti-inflamatory enzyme, which is used widely for its numerous health benefits? Well, pineapple contains an large content of natural bromelain. This enzyme has special benefits for skin as a gentle exfoliant. Use pineapple juice or pulp topically to help clear off dead skin and reveal beautiful, glowing skin.

Pineapple also contains anti-oxidants that neutralize free-radical damage. Pineapple hydrates and softens skin from the inside out and lightens blemishes, resulting in clearer-looking skin.

The fiber in plums help regulate healthy bowel movements, which releases toxins from the body and clearing skin.
The fiber in plums help regulate healthy bowel movements, which releases toxins from the body and clearing skin.

8. Plum

It is a well-known fact that constipation causes acne. When you are not having regular bowel movements, at least once daily, then the toxins which were supposed to get out of your body will be reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Your body then looks for other ways to dispose of the toxins, most often through the skin, the largest organ in the body.

Furthermore, acne and pimples often leave behind unsightly blemishes and dents, which can all be avoided by simply eating fiber rich foods like plums. One plum contains 8g of fiber, which is four times as much fiber as a small apple.

Pomegranates contain the highest antioxidant levels among fruits.
Pomegranates contain the highest antioxidant levels among fruits.

7. Pomegranate

Pomegranate enjoys a special status in the health community, with "super food" qualities in similar to those of green tea and blueberries. When it comes to nutritional power, the entire fruit is rich in nutrients, including the peel, the white membrane, the fleshy part (arils), and the edible seed.

Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants which reverse free-radical damage and promote supple, youthful skin. It can be said that pomegranates are the king of antioxidant-rich fruits, as they contain more antioxidants than most. So why not treat yourself to pomegranate juice regularly? Wash and dry out the peels of pomegranate, and make your own pomegranate tea, which can even replace green tea in terms of health benefits!

Strawberries contain an alpha hydroxyl acid called salicylic acid, a common ingredient in acne treatments. Salicylic acid helps unclog the pores and stop pimples from forming.
Strawberries contain an alpha hydroxyl acid called salicylic acid, a common ingredient in acne treatments. Salicylic acid helps unclog the pores and stop pimples from forming.

10. Strawberries

Apart from a high Vitamin C content, strawberries also contain an important alpha hydroxyl acid, known as salicylic acid. You may have heard of salicylic acid for acne treatments. It is known to penetrate deep into the pores and clean them out. It can unclog oily pores and stop pimples from forming. This will help clear out milia, whiteheads, and blackheads before they become stubborn pimples.

Strawberries also contain a powerful anti-oxidant called ellagic acid, proven to prevent the destruction of collagen that leads to wrinkle formation. Ellagic acid has a photo-protective effect that guards against UV damage.

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        Pamela Oglesby 2 days ago from United States

        Very good information. Thanks.

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        Asselef 4 weeks ago

        thank you for sharing

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        Asif 2 months ago

        Great info ... i like papaya too much it makes my skin more batter

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        Tressie Dawson 3 months ago

        Nice post! I just love apples and lemon as it keeps my skin healthy and glowing.

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        MUSTAPHA 5 months ago

        Love avocado, it keeps me hydrated.

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        Suraj 6 months ago

        Good thank you so much

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        Alexa Rain 7 months ago from egypt

        Great Hub,

        some pictures don't match with title names.

        but very informative thank you.

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        Akash Patel 7 months ago

        Indeed helpful!

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        Jasmin Riwani 7 months ago

        Good info!

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        Usman rai 7 months ago

        As i have studied' the best source of vitamin C is' guava' which have great antioxidant property ....

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        vilas p 9 months ago

        Thanks Great

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        Parimala 10 months ago

        I like fruits especially papaya........

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        Shiyaam 11 months ago

        amazing

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        sania 11 months ago

        thanks great

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        Valerie 17 months ago

        Has anyone tried Juice Plus

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        Shruti sangam 18 months ago

        I like fruits most and now i included these in my diet

        Now jst waiting to see the difference in my skin texture as i am suffering from bad acne.

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        Tressie Dawson 19 months ago

        Natural things has great impact on our skin as they have no side effects and their results are magnificent. Including these fruits, Mango, Litchi , Dates has also great anti oxidants present that helps to cleanse the skin.

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        same 20 months ago

        Lay rozi di fruitun kato zana pene khimo chet

        Kangaal chet

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        Anjali 22 months ago

        Thank you for sharing .........

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        sofia 22 months ago

        Very informative understood the resonwhy do I get pimples

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        Worraphark 24 months ago from Thailand

        Great Job, thanks for your helpful.

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        Vadly Trinity 2 years ago

        the patience is a virtue !!

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        Elsa 2 years ago

        Yes, Healthmunsta Artist Writer, We are what you eat: "Foods can Heal and Renew. Food can be your anti-aging medicine" Deepak Chopra

        Nutritional habits to nurture our body is essential for rejuvenating our mind and body and to acquiring beautiful skin .To reverse aging through eating wisely is not difficult- is it a matter of attention, focus and commitments. But we need pay attention to a rutinary process of detoxification of our skin too.

        I suget Ancient Skin Rejuvenetion Ritual (with Baiden Mitten is easy and fat).

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        Summer LeBlanc 3 years ago from H-Town

        This probably sounds crazy, but I eat all of these fruits, and not in moderation either- and I honestly think they break my skin out on my face- BUT- I have been told my whole life that I have the softest skin on every other part of my body. My diet mostly consists of fruit though- I should probably balance that out. ;)

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        eniya 3 years ago

        It's good

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        Kristen Howe 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

        Great hub filled with fruit facts. I love strawberries and strawberry kiwi drinks. I'm also hooked on pomegranate teas and juices. I never had avocados before. Are they really good?

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        debasish dutta 3 years ago

        Thanks

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        Dr. Samprita Sahu 3 years ago from Indore, India

        Nice hub!!!!

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        eatingright 3 years ago

        Lemon - that's my favourite fruit. Good tips. O)

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        Raj 3 years ago

        All that tips really make the difference.thanks for sharing

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        Cuh 3 years ago

        I love eating fruits when i was pregnant :)

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        sana Maqsood 3 years ago

        I had tried fruit diet 2 months back and the result was very positive bcz I had lose 4 kg in one month

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        sminut13 3 years ago from singapore

        Very informative and written in a clear manner, making it easy to understand. thanks for sharing.

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        BARBARA 4 years ago

        It is best fruit informations for skin.

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        julie 4 years ago

        Great article. Thanks:-)

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        Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

        Excellent and informative hub, healthmunsta. Your writing and presentation are clear and concise. The images are visually appealing. The collage is impressive. Thank you for producing a helpful article that helps me to refocus on the importance of treating my skin from the inside out. Voted up, useful, beautiful, and shared.

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