22 Fruits for the Perfect Skin

Here at Gogo Fruit Basket, we take great pride in sourcing the freshest and finest local ingredients for our delicious fruit baskets. And with over 30 years of experience dealing with fresh produce, it’s fair to say we know a thing or two about fruit. That’s why we’ve decided to round up a list of 22 of the best fruits for the healthy looking skin.

It turns out the old adage you are what you eat’ may hold some truth after all. A diet that is unhealthy can damage your skin, metabolism and can even harm heart and liver. In fact, a 2012 study published by Dermato-Endocrinology found a link between the consumption of fruit and vegetables and youthful looking skin. So, if you’re looking for a natural way to achieve healthy and clear looking skin, then this is the list for you!

(1) Apples

An apple a day keeps the wrinkles at bay! Apples are a brilliant source of Vitamin C, which is essential for healthy skin. They are also packed with vitamin A and contain antioxidants that’ll help to fight off the free radicals that cause premature ageing. This means apples can help slow down and prevent wrinkles and age spots. The best part about apples is that they’re super cheap and taste great.

(2) Strawberries

Strawberries have been proven to have the most powerful antioxidant capacity of any fruit or vegetable, helping keep your skin looking young and vibrant for years to come. Strawberries are fantastic chemical exfoliators and contain an alpha-hydroxy acid called salicylic acid. Salicylic acid contains anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to cleanse the skin whilst also removing dirt and bacteria that build up and can clog your pores.

That’s not all! Strawberries also contain high levels of Vitamin C, which helps boost collagen production in your body and is essential for keeping your skin looking youthful and plump.

(3) Avocado 

Avocado is a great fruit to eat for protection against UV light damage.  Avocado contains lutein and zeaxanthin, properties that protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, keeping it youthful and looking fresh for longer. On top of this, avocado contains oleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid that hydrates the skin. This means avocados can help hydrate dry skin and leave it feeling soft and moisturised.

Avocado Fact

(4) Watermelon

Watermelons are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that helps skin from wrinkles and discolouration caused by UV rays. Not only are these fruits rich in fibre, they’re also 92% water, meaning they’re great for hydrating your skin, helping improve your overall skin health.  Additionally, the rind is best known for being large in the Vitamin A category, containing 13% of your recommended daily intake!

(5) Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is a fruit often forgot about, yet this humble fruit is a great source of Vitamin C, containing a whopping 45% of the recommended daily intake in just a 100gram sized portion! This powerful acid works as an antioxidant and helps prevent free radicals from damaging your skin. 

Similar to watermelons, cantaloupes also have a high water content, estimated at around 90%, which is great if you suffer from dry facial skin. 

(6) Pineapple

Pineapples are high in Vitamin A, C and K which is beneficial for boosting collagen production, promoting anti-ageing properties and keeping your skin looking youthful and smooth. Not only can this delicious fruit improve skin texture, it can also help remove dead skin cells and help promote the skins natural healing process. 

(7) Kiwi 

Kiwi have some amazing characteristics. Firstly they’re packed full of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which have been proven to help keep skin looking younger for longer. They also contain pectin, which acts as a humectant, so when ingested the skin can retain moisture. The best part about kiwi is that the fruit contains enzymes that help to break down fats and proteins, which means it’s great for cleansing and exfoliating your body.

Kiwi Fact

(8) Mango 

Mango is another fruit that contains a high amount of antioxidants, making it great for your skin and helping to protect it from damage caused by free radicals. Mangos are also rich in Vitamin A, E and C which are essential for hydrating your skin. For this reason, we’d recommend adding mango to your daily diet!

(9) Banana

Bananas are rich in Vitamin C and potassium, both of which help to keep your skin looking youthful and glowing. Additionally, bananas contain antioxidants and antimicrobial properties which help moisturise the skin. On top of this, bananas are low in sugar, meaning you can eat them without worrying about the risk of sugar-induced acne!

(10)  Grapes

Grapes contain powerful antioxidants that help protect the skin from premature ageing and prevent wrinkles. These antioxidants also stimulate collagen production, which is an essential protein found within your connective tissues, such as the skin. Aside from making delicious tasting wine, grapes also contain resveratrol, which helps protect the skin from UV damage.

(11) Papaya

Papaya is rich in vitamins B, C and E, which work to prevent premature ageing by reducing wrinkles and keeping skin looking young for longer. This fruit is jam-packed with vitamin C, in fact, one papaya contains around 167% of your recommended daily intake!  Additionally, the fruit contains a number of enzymes that work to break down fats and proteins, helping eliminate the remaining bacteria that can lead to acne.

(12)  Pomegranate

Pomegranates aren’t just bursting with flavour, they also contain powerful antioxidants that help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Pomegranates are full of Vitamin C and polyphenols which help renew the skin by fighting off the free radicals that cause premature ageing..

Pomegranate Fact

(13) Cucumber

Cucumber is a well-known remedy for dry skin thanks to its hydrating properties. The fruit is packed with vitamins C and A, both of which help reduce the signs of ageing by keeping the skin looking smooth and wrinkle-free. Cucumbers also contain silica which binds itself to your skins collagen fibres, this helps keep them strong and healthy making your skin look younger for longer.

(14) Lemon 

Lemons are high in Vitamin C, which helps heal damaged skin and fight the signs of premature ageing. Additionally, lemons have natural detoxifying properties and work as a mild exfoliator. Lemon also works as a natural bleaching agent, which helps reduce sun damage. With this in mind, there’s no wonder why lemon is commonly used in a number of skincare products. 

(15) Apricot

Apricots are a good source of fibre, which helps keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. They’re also rich in Vitamin A and antioxidants which fight off the signs of discolouration and premature ageing.

(16) Muskmelon

Muskmelons are popular in the summertime, which is great as they contain around 100% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. This refreshing fruit also contains an enzyme that breaks down fats and proteins, keeping skin clear and hydrated.

(17) Cherries 

Cherries are rich in Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that prevents the signs of premature ageing and fights the appearance of wrinkles. Another great benefit of cherries is that they help remove dead skin cells, which means your skin will feel smoother and more youthful! 

(18)  Starfruit

Starfruit contains a high amount of Vitamin A and C, as well as B-complex vitamins which all contribute towards keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Not only does this fruit reduce free radical damage, but it also contains an enzyme that helps reduce the amount of bacteria build-up on your face.

(18) Peach 

As well as being packed with Vitamin C, peaches contain several other antioxidants, which help protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, peaches are rich in pectin which works as a humectant. This means that the skin will absorb the fruit’s moisture, locking it into the skin so it can retain moisture for longer.

(19) Acai

Acai is one of the most nutritious fruits around! It contains more vitamins than any other fruit and is rich in fatty acids and minerals such as magnesium, iron and calcium. The fatty acids in acai berries enhance the body’s production of collagen production, which helps maintain healthy glowing skin. This fruit’s brilliance doesn’t stop there either; acai is filled with minerals which help hydrate and firm the skin.

(19) Oranges 

Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that prevents the signs of premature ageing and fights the appearance of wrinkles. Furthermore, citrus fruits are rich in pectin which acts as a hydrating agent. The more of this fruit you eat, the more of it will be absorbed by your skin and used to keep your skin supple and hydrated.

(20) Blueberries 

The blueberries in this fruit are a fantastic source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. These nutrients work to keep the skin looking youthful and supple, reducing the signs of premature ageing. This fruit also canthat reduce wrinkles, soothing dry skin and helping to repair any damaged tissue

Blueberry Fact

(21) Gooseberry

Gooseberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help to reduce damage caused by free radicals. These fruits are also packed with vitamin A, which works to improve the skin’s elasticity and keep it looking youthful for longer.

(22) Tomatoes 

Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles by strengthening your skins collagen fibres. This fruit is also a great source of lycopene, which reduces the risk of skin cancer.

That rounds up our list of the 22 best fruits that can help revitalize your skin. Which fruit delivers the best skin care results? Let us know in the comment section below!

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