My fruit: crush juicy goodies for glowing skin

You eat five a day for your health, but what about your skin? Some fruits are brilliant for smoothing, moisturising and cleansing your complexion - which are your faves?

Brighten your skin

Stress, pollution, sun and age can dull your skin. Give it a boost with: - Lemon: rich in vitamin C and fruit acids. It's astringent, rebalancing, toning and counteracts blemishes. Used as a cure, it's a great detox ingredient. In cosmetics, it cleanses, softens and brightens the complexion. - Grape: rich in vitamins, fruit acids and antioxidants. It's astringent, adds minerals, tones and brightens all skin types, especially mature skin. Detoxifying and draining, grape also thoroughly cleanses the body. 

Reduce wrinkles

With age, fine lines appear, laughter lines show and deep wrinkles settle in. Fight back with: - Red fruits: strawberries, gooseberries, blackberries, cherries and raspberries have real anti-ageing properties. They help regenerate cells and repair skin damage. - Orange: rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it slows cell ageing and prevents the appearance of wrinkles. A natural moisturiser, it also fights against dryness caused by the sun. - Pomegranate: combats the effects of ageing and reduces free radicals. It stimulates cell renewal in the epidermis. 

Moisturising and soothing

Itchy, tight or ruddy skin? Calm a sensitive and fragile face with: - Melon: thanks to its high water content, it's nutritious and refreshing. It deeply nourishes and moisturises even dry skin, and also relaxes and smoothes. - Bananas: great for relaxing taut skin. If you're sunburned or your skin is irritated, apply a slice of banana peel for relief. 

Purify that epidermis

Treat skin that's oily, acne-prone or suffers from minor imperfections with: - Grapefruit: antiseptic and astringent, it tones and rejuvenates all skin types and purifies oily skin. It also helps the body banish toxins. - Tomato: rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it purifies, disinfects and brightens skin. It also removes blackheads and naturally scrubs the skin's surface.