3 Best Dried Fruits for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Everyone would like to have glowing skin and avoid aging skin at all costs, and while many people think that skin care products are the best way to make this happen, it is actually the other way round. Skin-care products tend to be more harmful than good. A healthy diet is still the best way to get your skin glowing.

And even if the skin care products work for you, you should note that they will have adverse side effects on your skin. The best option for you is to go the natural way, which is for you to alter your diet with no adverse effects. Did you know that certain dried fruits can help you achieve this effect? Keep reading to learn more about the dried fruits that will give you the glowing skin that you desire.

1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain lycopene, a phytochemical that provides red pigment and health benefits. Lycopene combats skin-aging free radicals caused by UV-rays, and helps to treat sun burns. Other benefits include lightened skin, tightened pores, better balanced pH, reduced irritation and the removal of acne. The proper way to dry your tomatoes is by using the sun, so that you don’t end up losing all their nutrients.

2. Cherries

Cherries are rich in melatonin that can help cure insomnia, and promote better sleep, which will have an effect on your skin. They are also rich in fiber and folic acid which brightens the skin and reduces the facial wrinkles formed on the skin. Other benefits are that it prevents cancer, relieves arthritis pain, reduces inflammation and also lowers the risk of stroke.

3. Papaya

Papaya is rich in antioxidants that help to cleanse the skin, clearing off dead cells, acne, and opening up pores. Both the seeds and pulp of this fruit have many health benefits, including antioxidant effects, anti-cancer properties, digestive health benefits and improvement in the health of the heart. Dried papaya actually keeps the skin hydrated just as a fresh papaya would. You can mash the fresh papaya and add lemon and honey to apply it to your face, and you may also eat it fresh or dried.

One more thing to note is that you should not expect overnight results, and you will have to eat these fruits for some time before you begin to see the desired changes on your skin.

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