It's no secret that what we put into our bodies can manifest on our faces—a diet high in sugar and refined carbs will likely result in acne, while a healthy, balanced diet will give way to a polished complexion. To that end, Spoon University has just compiled a list of the most skin-rejuvenating foods, and fruit comes out at number one.
"Citrus fruits like oranges and lemon are essential for skin rejuvenation," they write. Roshini Raj, MD, gastroenterologist and founder of Tula skincare, elaborates further over on Stylecaster. "If you are looking to achieve clear, glowing, and blemish-free skin, make sure citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, or grapefruits are part of your daily diet and beauty routine," Raj explains. "Citrus fruits are a rich natural source of vitamin C, which helps destroy free radicals in your body while providing a radiant glow to your skin and rejuvenating skin from the inside."
What's more is that certain citrus fruits can also help with sunspots, acne scars, or uneven skin tone. "The retinol antioxidant in grapefruit helps treat this condition, renewing damaged skin," adds certified aromatherapist Gina Kamburowski. "The potassium in grapefruit helps to smooth wrinkles and age spots and provides a protective shield against UV rays, while amino acids make the skin firm and soft."
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Head over to Stylecaster for more on the health and beauty benefits of citrus fruits, and read how a Vogue supermodel fakes glowing skin when she's tired next.