Besides eating them, the best way to benefit your skin with antioxidant vitamins is to use them topically as facial treatments. Masks and scrubs made with antioxidant-rich fruit and veg can help give you a brighter, smoother complexion.
Mash the fruit or veg and use alone or with a little olive oil as a facial mask, or add oatmeal, cornmeal, clay, or rice powder to make it a scrub.
- vitamin A: Encourages healthy skin cell production. Smoothes wrinkles.
- vitamin C: Evens skin tone and contributes to collagen production. May help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage.
- vitamin E: Moisturizes and softens.
Banana: Emollient, cleans pores. Vitamins A, C & E
Cucumber: Refreshes and hydrates. Vitamins A &
Mango: Prevents collagen damage. Vitamin C & E
Melon: Moisturizing. Vitamins A & C
Orange: Exfoliates. Helps dry out acne. Vitamin C
Strawberry: Removes excess sebum. Vitamin C
Tomato: Unclogs pores and balances oil production. Vitamins A & C