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Best summer fruits for healthy skin

Seasonal summer fruits like watermelon are great for the skin
Seasonal summer fruits like watermelon are great for the skin
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During the summer season, fresh fruit is abundant. Not only does it taste great and is absolutely refreshing on a hot summer day, but it also keeps skin looking luminous.

Warm and hot days will dehydrate skin. When this happens, fine lines and wrinkles will become more noticeable. Dry skin can also cause flakiness on the arms, legs, and face, too.

Skin Care Heaven, a skin research hub in San Diego and also e-commerce store, educates their clients not only in the right skin care regimen, but also how eating right can promote healthy and younger looking skin.

The below seasonal fruits will help add moisture back into the skin and keep everyone looking good all summer long.

Watermelon:
When watermelon shows up at the grocery stores, everyone knows summertime is here. Watermelon hydrates the body because it contains about 90 percent water. Not many people know that watermelon also contains vitamin C which is an important skin care and overall health and wellness ingredient. Collagen needs vitamin C to continue production, because as people age, collagen slows down. And this vitamin tackles free radicals, too.

Citrus Fruits:
Like watermelon, all citrus fruits have vitamin C which helps with collagen production and fights off free radicals which slow down skin aging. Other ingredients in citrus fruits which help stop premature skin are amino acids, lysine, and proline.

Berries:
This time of year, fresh berries are all over the place. A visit to a Farmer’s Market around San Diego Counties will afford buyers an array of berries such as raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. While everyone agrees they are incredibly tasty, they are skin care champions because they boost the skin with antioxidants.

Remember, these foods are in no way a substitute for a daily anti-aging skin regimen and solar protection when outdoors. Think of these summer savories more as an adjunct to current skin care.