Most of us know the importance of keeping up with a daily skin care routine – cleanse, tone and moisturise. But when it comes to making sure your skin is glowing and free from blemishes, what you put inside your body might do more than you know. Just take a cue from your favourite celebs. Since maintaining a clear visage is part of their job, you can be sure that these famous faces are sneaking nutrient dense fruits and vegetables into their diet.


Fann Wong – Persimmons


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The local actress maintains her youthful complexion by noshing on persimmons. Persimmons combat signs of aging by fighting the free radicals in the body. Packed with the antioxidant, lycopene, persimmons also help to fight cellular damage and retain the moisture in skin which in turn prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to its anti-aging properties, persimmons also contain a chock full of vitamin A, E and carotene which adds luminosity to the skin.


Felicia Chin – Mangoes


The “Life Less Ordinary” actress maintains her dewy complexion by including antioxidant rich mangoes in her diet. Loaded with beta-carotene, mangoes slow down the rate of aging and facilitates in the skin rejuvenation process. Mangoes that are loaded with Vitamin C also stimulate collagen production and help the skin to maintain its elasticity.   


Jacelyn Tay – Eggplants


The athleisure guru has been growing her own vegetables. She took to the gram to show off the fruits, or in this case the eggplant, of her labour. Eggplants help your skin glow from within with its minerals, vitamins and dietary fibre. The high water content in eggplants also helps to moisturise and hydrate the skin.


Shu Qi – Red Dragon fruit


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The secret to Shu Qi’s ethereal glow? Red dragon fruit. The fruit is packed with Vitamin C that works to brighten the skin tone. A natural alternative to anti-aging creams and lotions, red dragon fruit prevents the skin from sagging and creasing. If your skin is parched and dry, keep your skin hydrated by incorporating red dragon fruit into your diet.