I’m sure you’ve heard this countless times before: a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables is crucial for good health and therefore good skin. However, sometimes fresh fruit can be hard to get hold of and it doesn’t keep very well, or travel very well! So, what’s the solution I hear you cry! Well here at Murad, we recommend ditching the crisps and sweets, try snacking on a few dried fruits instead – they’re an ideal healthy midday snack and they’re packed full of nutrients needed for glowing skin. But not all dried fruit (or fresh fruit) is equal. What are the best dried fruits for healthy skin? We’ve put the list below together to help you out.
Number 7: Papaya
Keeping with the tropical fruits, did you know that papaya was called the “fruit of angels” by Christopher Columbus? Papayas are full of antioxidants and a great dietary addition either dried or fresh.
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Number 6: Tomato!
Did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit? And dried (deliciously sun-dried) they’re a savoury way to snack on something that’s full of Vitamin C and Lycopene (a beneficial nutrient for the eyes).
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Each pill is equivalent to eating one whole pomegranate so they’re a quick and easy way of getting a heavy dose of antioxidants! Dr. Murad explains: “Taking one pomegranate extract supplement daily will increase your internal sunscreen protection by over 20% in just 2 months, helping ward off free radical damage and the increase chances of burning” – people also find they help with prickly heat!
“I know my skin is being protected when I take this supplement. This truly is sunscreen from the inside/out. Pomegranate is a very powerful antioxidant, and makes me feel more safe than just wearing sunscreen alone.”
Eating dried fruit instead of other snack foods has tons of health benefits including healthy, radiant skin. Just remember to stay away from dried fruits that may be deep fried or coated in sugar. Trust us, dried fruit is delicious all on its own!