5 fruits that naturally enhance skin’s beauty

By Trinh Ngo   April 29, 2024 | 05:25 pm PT
Pomegranates, grapes, and lychees are laden with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that contribute to slowing the aging process and maintaining healthy, beautiful skin.

Do Xuan Hoa, of the Medical Information Center at Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, said that many individuals focus solely on the effects of cosmetics on their skin. He emphasized the importance of a holistic approach to skin health, including maintaining regular sleep patterns, ensuring adequate rest, and engaging in daily exercise. Additionally, incorporating quality fruits into one’s diet is essential for skin nourishment.

Here are five fruits that can enhance your skin’s appearance, according to Hoa:


Particularly, red pomegranates are abundant in vitamins C, K, E, and folate (B9), as well as minerals and powerful antioxidants like ellagic acid and polyphenols. These compounds help inhibit melanocyte proliferation, reduce melanin production, and decelerate the aging process, promoting a fresh and even skin tone.

Pomegranate extract also offers sun protection and aids in toxin elimination from the skin. Consequently, the skin enjoys better protection against UV rays, which boosts regeneration and restoration, leaving it firm and well-hydrated.

Red pomegranates. Illustration photo by Pexels

Red pomegranates. Illustration photo by Pexels


Rich in vitamin C, limes help minimize free radical damage, stimulate collagen production, and thus mitigate aging signs and pigmentation issues. They also contain significant amounts of calcium and magnesium, which are crucial for maintaining healthy skin and shielding it from oxidative stress.


Grapes are packed with the antioxidant resveratrol, which defends against UV damage and reduces cellular degeneration, keeping the skin youthful. A high vitamin A content in grapes aids in the regeneration of skin cells and new collagen fibers, which helps diminish wrinkles and prevent acne scars.


Lychees boast a high concentration of antioxidants like oligonol and polyphenols, which diminish inflammation, prevent acne, soothe irritated skin, and restrict the development of dark spots and patches. Vitamin C in lychees also helps lessen acne scars, moisturizes the skin, enhances skin tone, and prevents dryness.

Lychees on a wooden plate. Illustrayion photo by Pexels

Lychees on a wooden plate. Illustrayion photo by Pexels


Pineapples contain abundant vitamins A, C, K, as well as iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which contribute to improved skin texture, reduced dark spots, and alleviated acne symptoms. They are also rich in the enzyme bromelain, which possesses anti-inflammatory properties, promotes wound healing, and keeps the skin bright and healthy.

The skin renewal cycle occurs continuously, approximately every 28 to 30 days. Hoa stresses the necessity of a consistent and stable nutrient supply to ensure proper skin renewal. Individuals should maintain a balanced diet, rich in a variety of fruits and essential foods like fatty fish, shrimp, tomatoes, spinach, and red bell peppers.

Extracts from lychees, pomegranates, lemons, grape seeds, sakura (cherry blossom extract), and polypodium leucotomos are readily absorbed and distributed to each skin cell. These enhance the skin by reducing melanin synthesis, fading dark spots, boosting collagen production, and making the skin brighter and more resilient.

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