Going Organic: Summer Fruits That Your Skin Loves
We're all familiar with that old axiom “beauty starts from within,” and when it comes to your skin, it's definitely true! Why do you think Truly's skincare products are brimming with fruits? It's 'cos we know they're the secret to glowing skin!
And it really does work both ways. What you put in your body makes just as much of a difference as what you put on your body. That's why it's crucial to feast on fatty acids, antioxidants, collagen, and amino acids, both internally and externally, if you want to achieve beautiful skin.
In this article, we're going to focus specifically on summer fruits and what they can do for your complexion when applied and consumed.
Here, we show you the best summer fruits for healthy skin.
Antioxidants can do all sorts of wonderful things for your skin. Luckily, blueberries are packed with them! Eat them, smoother your skin with them -- just be sure you're getting enough of them!
Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting free radical production -- aka, the skin's worst enemy. With daily use, they can help combat visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, soothe inflammation, and brighten dull skin. And did we mention that the antioxidants found in blueberries also work as a natural shield against blue light, resulting in protected, youthful skin?
What's more, blueberries are loaded with vitamin A, which helps normalize oil levels in your skin, helping to quickly clear up blemishes.
You'll find this much-loved summer fruit in Truly's Blueberry Kush CBD Facial Oil, a formulation made with over 1,000 blueberries.
In 2018, a review of the health benefits of cherries found that eating this fruit can prevent and decrease oxidative stress, which plays a significant role in the aging process.
"Summer is all about a nice bowl of cherries," says Brigitte Zeitlin, RD, and owner of BZ Nutrition. "And what’s great about this stone fruit is that it is high in vitamin C and potassium, two important nutrients for your skin health. Vitamin C gets that collagen pumping, while potassium helps to keep your skin well hydrated, giving you that dewy summer skin glow and preventing dry, flaky skin."
Cherries are equally as beneficial to the skin when applied in topical formulations.
Try Truly's brand-new Cherry Jelly Anti-Bacne Body Cleanser -- a unique blend of cherry, niacinamide, allantoin, and mandelic acid designed to treat blemishes on the back and restore hydration in dry skin.
In love with lemon? So are we! Besides adding a nice little tang to cola and cocktails, lemon is loaded with vitamin C -- a vitamin known for neutralizing free radicals and stimulating collagen and elastin production. In other words, it's a fabulous anti-aging ingredient.
While there are many skin-friendly citrus fruits out there like kiwi and grapefruit, what makes lemon special is that it's one of the most alkalizing foods available.
Sure, lemons taste acidic, but once metabolized, the minerals in them actually help balance our bodies’ pH. When our pH levels are out of whack, it instantly shows on the skin as dryness, sensitivity, irritation, and redness.
But that's not it. Science says vitamin C works to inhibit tyrosinase, an enzyme known for triggering melanin production. As a result, it can help prevent abnormal skin pigmentation and promote even skin tone.
Applied topically, lemon also works as an anti-inflammatory, healing irritated skin.
Try Truly's Lemonade Mist -- a light, citrusy face and body spritz featuring hyaluronic acid, vegan collagen, and lemon to soothe, smooth, and brighten the skin. And did we mention...make you smell like sunshine?
This beloved summer fresh fruit is a beauty booster for different reasons.
First, it contains vitamin C and lycopene -- natural antioxidants that protect and repair the skin. They also promote the synthesis of collagen, which is critical in maintaining skin hydration and elasticity.
Next, it's bursting with beta-carotene, a key nutrient that protects the skin from sunburn and eases irritation related to eczema.
And then there's vitamin A -- a vitamin that nourishes your skin cells, making your complexion appear more radiant.
Thanks to its high water content, watermelon (whether consumed or applied as a topical treatment) is extremely hydrating to the skin.
Try Truly's Buns of Glowry Butt Butter to enjoy the plumping, hydrating benefits of watermelon. It's also formulated with vitamin E, apricot, and wheat protein for tightening and resurfacing effects.
You love to eat it. We love to make skincare products out of it!
Passion fruit isn't just a tasty, summer, vitamin-rich food. It's also a fabulous skincare emollient that leaves the skin soft to the touch thanks to its high antioxidant content and elasticity-restoring abilities.
Loaded with riboflavin, calcium, magnesium, carotene, vitamin C and vitamin A, passion fruit helps to boost blood flow, retain moisture, and ward off fine line formation.
Try Truly's Brand-New Happy Hairless Shave Butter, formulated with coconut, grape, lavender, and passion fruit for a soothing, smoothing, hydrating shave.
Enriched with vitamin C and B6, pineapple is a wonderful summer fruit for promoting gorgeous, glowing skin. It's also a good source of bromelain, an enzyme that naturally exfoliates the skin.
Tuck into them raw, blend them in a smoothie, or apply them in the form of lotion -- your skin will always benefit.
Try Truly's Pineapple Haze All Purpose Skin Salve, a multipurpose balm infused with hemp, mango, jojoba oil, and pineapple to treat dry patches of skin and relieve irritated skin. It's so hydrating, it can also heal rough elbows, chapped lips, cracked heels, and dry strands.
Not a big fan of summer fruits? No worries. You can simply use them in topical formulations. And just so you know, you can reap just as many beauty benefits by snacking on (and applying) skin superfoods like bell peppers, cantaloupes, sweet potatoes, and leafy green veggies.
Munching away on these plant-based goodies will get your immune system ready for winter (when we're prone to getting a cold), and get your skin glowing inside out.