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Did you know that there are five fabulous fruits that can significantly improve the overall appearance of your skin? Whether it is skin dryness, dullness, flaking, blotchiness or uneven tone, these common skin complaints can cause the skin to lose some of its beautiful glow.

If you are looking for a DIY solution to dull skin, all you need to do is head to the produce department of your local grocery store or to the nearest farmer’s market and you’ll be able to reclaim that healthy, youthful clarity your skin once had.

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Try pineapple for exfoliation

Pineapple contains an abundance of bromelain. Bromelain is special enzyme that gently exfoliates the skin. Other skincare benefits of pineapple include improving the appearance of acne scars, neutralizing free radicals, and an increase in both luminosity and hydration. Skin will often look more clear, even fresher.

Remove dead skin cells with papaya

Papaya is rich in papain, another skin-benefiting enzyme. Papain contains a large quantity of Vitamin C, which will ultimately give skin a a brighter, healthier look. Papaya also will help aid the cell renewal and turnover process, which helps the skin slough away dead skin cells.

When life gives you lemons...

When you think of lemons, you don’t often think of skin care. Lemons, though, can greatly improve your skin. Not only can this acidic fruit help to lighten brown spots, but lemons can inpart a natural glow. A word to the wise -- as lemons are high in acid, the juice can sting broken or irritated skin.  Ouch! You can help prevent this by diluting the freshly squeezed lemon juice with some water.

Brighten with berries

Strawberries contain more Vitamin C than a plump, juicy orange. Salicylic acid is also present in strawberries, making it even more beneficial to the skin. Why? Salicylic acid can reach into the pores and help “unclog” them. This can help purge milia, whiteheads and blackheads as well. Strawberries are one of the best natural brightening ingredients for improving the appearance of dull skin.

An apple a day to keep dullness at bay

Not just any apple will do when it comes to getting your glow back. Green apples are best because they are very rich in Malic acid. Gentler than other acids such as Glycolic and Salicylic acid, Malic acid encourages cell turnover without irritating sensitive skin. It can also help to gently fade sun spots, even out blotchiness, and help eliminate fine lines. The result? An instant, youthful glow.

We associate clear and glowing skin with being the picture of good health. If you have minor skin dullness, you can achieve that coveted radiant look by adding the above five fruits to your diet. Not only will the appearance of your skin show a gradual improvement, but your overall health may improve as well. If you have post acne discoloration, flaky skin other symptoms causing your skin to be dull, look for skincare  products with alpha and beta hydroxy acids to reveal a healthy glow when dietary changes don't work.

Karley Ziegler Mott (47 Posts)

Karley has spent nearly two decades in the beauty and skincare industry, as a makeup artist and skincare specialist with a passion for green and natural products. After her children were born, she returned to her writing roots -- working as a magazine beauty editor, blogger and article writer for publications such as USA Today. She resides in New York with her husband and two sons.



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