8. Citrus fruits
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It forms a ‘biological scaffold’ under the skin and keeps it plump and youthful. As we age, from around the age of 25 (unbelievable, we know), we begin to lose our natural collagen reserves. The result is the gradual formation of fine lines and wrinkles and sagging skin that lacks va va voom.
Vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen (as well as acting as a powerful antioxidant) so consuming foods that are rich in vitamin C is a great way of keeping the skin plump, youthful and glow-y.
Citrus fruits, including oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits are among the richest vitamin C-packed foods, and are a must-have addition to your glowing skin shopping list.