5 IN SEASON HOLIDAY FRUITS AND HOW THEY BENEFIT YOUR SKIN

by beauty expert, Katey Kristabelle

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While writing this post, I was tempted to focus on all the milky, sugary treats and alcohol intake around the holiday season that can trigger skin conditions, but then I thought why not focus on the GOOD for a change? There are plenty of fruits that are in season around Christmas time that support your skin’s ability to glow and heal. Here are 5 of my favourites:

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Pomegranate

Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and particularly one called Punicalagin which has been shown to effectively scavenge harmful free radicals from the body. It also has potent anti-microbial properties making pomegranates fantastic in warding off bacterial and viral infections which can benefit those experiencing acne or who are acne prone. Pomegranate seed oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and can be taken internally or applied topically to the skin to help improve skin elasticity, skin tone, and skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and sunburn.

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Persimmons

You may have seen this sweet fruit on your grandma’s counter during the holiday season and wondered “is this a strange tomato?” Persimmons contain phytonutrients called catechins which have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Persimmons also contain active enzymes that help to break down toxic cells and foreign microbes in the body.

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Oranges

Ah the sunshine fruit. I always feel like I’m taking a bite of the sun’s warmth when enjoying oranges in the middle of a cold, grey winter day. Oranges contain healing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. They are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, folate, beta carotene, lutein, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.

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Cranberry

Cranberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, A, & beta carotene. They are also packed with antioxidants. Enjoy them in a cranberry sauce as a festive dinner side, or blended with water, lime, honey and strained for a healing mocktail drink.

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Kiwi

This tiny little fruit contains even more vitamin C than an orange along with vitamins E, A, & K, flavonoids, antioxidants, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and iron.