best fruits for skinAs we coast further into fall, the weather is getting little crisper, the days getting a bit shorter, and the leaves are changing in many neighborhoods. While there’s a lot we’re already missing about summer—long, lazy days and certain delicious foods—that “summer glow” that emanates from your skin is among them.

Fear not because you can still keep your skin luminous far into fall and healthy looking and hydrated long into the depths of winter. Did you know that certain fruits have been known to have anti-aging benefits and are even called “beauty foods” by some nutritionists? Here are some of the best fruits for skin to make sure you have in your diet so that your face glows:

Mango: The mango is known to have a positive effect on the skin because of its Vitamin-A content and rich antioxidants. It can combat aging, and even has been shown to restore the elasticity of the skin.

Banana: Everyone knows that a banana is a great source of potassium, but did you know it also has a great effect on the skin too? Bananas are rich in vitamins A, B and E and have anti-aging benefits. Potassium-rich foods might help reduce dark under eye circles that are sometimes caused by water retention from sodium-packed foods.

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Blueberries: Add this summertime favorite fruit to your oatmeal and smoothies this fall to combat premature aging. Blueberries have been ranked highest in antioxidant activity which can help keep cells healthy and regenerating—a must for healthy skin.

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Tangerines: Since these fruits have a bright hue, they’ll give that same look to your skin. They are made up of vitamin C, and B which can help hydrate skin.

– By Diana Kelly

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