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Fresh Fruit, Fresh Complexion

Fresh Fruit, Fresh Complexion

You really can fight wrinkles from the inside out. And there's a fruit that can lead the charge.

It's papaya. What makes papaya so perfect? Easy. Vitamin C. Papaya has loads of it, and getting lots of vitamin C may mean more youthful skin -- fewer wrinkles and less thinning and dryness. A study in women over 40 confirmed it.

The Mysteries of C
Vitamin C is a natural friend to skin. The nutrient is essential for making collagen, the protein fibers that give skin its strength and resiliency. And being a powerful antioxidant, C also disarms free radicals that would otherwise chip away and weaken collagen. (Did you know? Vitamin C helps protect skin from this sun scourge, too.)

Fruit is not the only food that can fight wrinkles. Fix up your complexion with these other good-for-your-skin edibles.

More Food for Your Face
A little extra vitamin C isn't all it takes to plump your complexion. Here are a few more food tips that can help keep your face fresh: 

Smooth skin, fewer colds, a healthier heart . . . Learn more about the health benefits of fruits.

Medically reviewed in March 2019.

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