Fruit to Firm Your Skin

We've all heard the saying "you are what you eat". If you're constantly eating hamburgers loaded with bacon and cheese with a side of fried-twice french fries, you're going to start to feel fried too. So instead of those salty fries, opt for healthier choices, and you will start feeling healthier. This blog post from NewBeauty.com gives us seven fruits that will help your skin feel and look firmer. So, the next time you're craving a snack, look for one of these options!

Protect and improve your skin from within by making sure you're
getting plenty of these 7 fruits, which actually firm skin and increase
collagen production.

Papaya: High in anti-aging vitamin A and the enzyme
papain, which is derived from papaya and contains very powerful
exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also high in
antioxidants like carotene and is a great exfoliator. 

Watermelon: Extracts from watermelons of all colors,
including pink, white, orange and green varieties, protect skin cells
against UV light and free radicals. The summery fruit also encourages
new collagen production.

Strawberries, oranges and pineapple: Vitamin C also
helps your body produce collagen so eating fruit that is high in vitamin
C, like strawberries, oranges and pineapple will help your skin look
youthful. Additionally, vitamin C defends your skin against damaging
free radicals. 

Blueberries: The anthocyanins in blueberries,
which is what gives them their vibrant hue, protect against free
radicals too, which prevents damage to collagen. Bluberries are also
chock full of phytonutrients, a plant compound that may help ward off skin cancer. 

Apples: An apple a day also keeps the wrinkles away.
Apples are high in fiber and antioxidants, both of which help improve
skin elasticity. Apples are also high in Malic Acid, which helps
brighten skin (and teeth).