Fruits to Keep You Hydrated This Summer, and Boast of a Healthy, Glowing Skin

The worst part of the summer months is the impact it has on your skin. You need to beat the heat to stay well and remain properly hydrated. The easiest way to do so would be to dig into seasonal fruits which have a higher water content to hydrate and cool the body. Our skin does not simply protect our body and internal organs, it reflects our overall health status. A glowing skin indicates the kind of health you enjoy. It means that your body is probably well hydrated, and all toxins are eliminated from your body naturally. Your diet makes all the difference as poor lifestyle choices, dust, and pollution ruin your skin. Read on to learn how your choice of fruit could make you glow even under the most challenging circumstances.


Hydrate For A Cooling Effect On The Body
Watermelons and cucumbers are two of the most hydrating fruits you can eat at any given time to cool your body. Both are high in water content, apart from being high in nutrients. Say goodbye to tanned skin, parched lips, pimples, and blemishes which come from exposure to the sun. While regularly washing one’s face with cool water serves to cleanse the facial skin of grit and sweat is necessary; it is vital to keep your skin supple and smooth with natural collagen, antioxidants, and minerals. Whenever you have a fruit which has a higher water content; know that it will be easier to digest, and will cool you more.


Multiple benefits of watermelon: Watermelons are rich in dietary fiber (0.4%), water (92%), carbs (7.55%), sugar (0.4%), vitamins C, A, B1, and B6, carotenoids, flavonoids, and lycopene. Whether you eat them, juice them to drink an utterly refreshing sharbat, or simply mash them to make a face mask; watermelons should be a part of your fruit basket throughout summer. They are cholesterol free. The lycopene helps in scavenging the free oxygen radicals, and prevents skin damage; while the fiber and water content ensures good bowel movement.

Remain As Cool As a Cucumber in the Summer Months
Since they are rich in Vitamin K, folic acid, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber; cucumbers cleanse your system, and have antioxidant properties. The sulfur in cucumbers strengthens the skin, while the silica aids in collagen production adding to your skin’s elasticity. Add them to salads, raita, smoothies, and sandwiches to make sure you are getting the right quantities to hydrate and nourish your skin. You can grate a cucumber, mix it with one tablespoon of gram flour, and one teaspoon of rose water to reduce inflammation in acne prone skin. You can also get rid of those nasty dark circles under the eyes by placing chilled slices of cucumber on your eyes and sitting back for a while. The same goes for puffy eyes too. Use a blend of lemon juice, grated cucumber, and half a teaspoon of sugar to scrub and cleanse the skin of your hand and feet, soften them, and make them radiant.


Keep Your Skin Healthy, Supple, Smooth, and Youthful with Mangoes
Mangoes are not simply one of the most delicious fruits to be found in summer. They are rich in vitamins A, E, C, and K, flavonoids, polyphenolics, beta carotene, and xanthophylls. Xanthophylls contain oxygen, unlike beta carotene; thereby helping the skin to rejuvenate. They are the most abundant carotenoid found in yellow fruits and vegetables. So dig into the luscious fruit to protect your skin from inflammation and DNA damage. The flavonoids reduce the roughness of the skin, and protect the skin from sun damage; thereby improving the texture and look of your skin. Your friends and family will pester you to divulge the secret of your clear skin.


Delve Into the Orangish Pink Papayas to Make Heads Turn
There’s nothing to beat papayas to make you healthy and cause your skin to make the latest beauty queen green with envy. This is because it is loaded with vitamins A, C, B, pantothenic acid, folate, and minerals such as copper, potassium, and magnesium. Not only do its enzymes like papain and chymopapain help fight free radicals; these enzymes have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. If you live in a hot and humid climate, you simply mustn’t pass up on papayas. Further, it is useful in healing wounds and curing skin ulcers. And, if you suffer from constipation, papayas are a must for you, as being unable to move bowels clearly does serious damage to your skin, which might present as acne, pimples, pigmentation, and cutaneous tubercles. Apart from eating papayas, you can use its paste to make a scrub to exfoliate and cleanse the outer skin. You can make a mask with mashed papaya by adding lemon juice and turmeric to reduce pigmentation.


Eat Any of the Diverse Kinds of Berries to Enrich Your Skin
You get several kinds of berries in summer, like blackberries (Kala Jamun); strawberries; mulberries (shahtoot); cape berries (rasbhari); kanta berry, which is similar to Indian gooseberry (amla) in tartness, is also called falsa. Strawberries are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese, folate, potassium, and flavonoids. Their seeds on the exterior surface also have small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids to nourish your skin’s collagen. Mulberries are a powerhouse of nutrients, and a great source of protein, iron, calcium, niacin, fiber, and vitamin A, C, E, and K. Their blood cleansing property makes the skin glow and prevents eruptions. The antioxidants found in blueberries are known to fight the various signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles on facial skin. Blueberries and blackberries are loaded with Vitamin C, which helps in reversing DNA damage.


Takeaway: So, your motto this summer should be eaten right, look dazzling.

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors