Strawberries have more anti-aging vitamin C than any other fruit (even oranges). Studies show that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have few wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who don’t. So, eat those strawberries whole, sip on them in your smoothie, or slice them up on top of your favorite salad!
2. Olive Oil
Olive oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help soften up your skin. You can use it in your meals as a cooking oil, as a condiment with your bread, or even as a simple and healthy dressing. Using it directly on your skin is just as simple. Apply it as a lip gloss for smoother lips and a skin soother, as needed. (Here’s a tip: mix a teaspoon in with your Kona Body Scrub for added benefits.)
Pumpkin is filled with vitamins C, E, and A, as well as powerful enzymes that help to cleanse and hydrate the skin. Try blending up 2 cups canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Coat mixture on your face, leave on face for 10 minutes, and then rinse. Perfect for freshly hydrated and softened skin.
4. Green Tea
Green Tea is filled with inflammation-fighting antioxidants, so drink three cups daily for an antioxidant boost and to reduce puffiness throughout you’re entire body. Dark circles? Eye bags? Chill two damp green tea bags in the fridge and then put them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Guaranteed to reduce symptoms of both.
Pomegranates are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits. It’s juice has more inflammation-fighting antioxidants than red wine, (or even green tea!) Use the juice or ground up seeds in your daily scrub and apply once or twice a week to remove dead skin and tighten up those cells.