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06.08.2023


Fruit supplementation improves skin hydration

According to half a dozen trials, daily consumption of fruit has a positive effect on the skin. Both fruit and fruit extracts improve skin hydration.


Fruit supplementation improves skin hydration


Study
Epidemiologists from the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China traced 7 trials in the scientific literature in which subjects were given fruit or fruit extracts and in which researchers then studied the effect on the skin. The Chinese aggregated the results and analyzed them again.

The studies lasted 1-4 months. The type of fruit or fruit extract and the dosage varied, but were in line with the intake you can expect in everyday life. For example, the subjects in the experimental group consumed an avocado or 250 grams of mango per day.

In the table below you can see more details about the studied interventions. Click on it for a larger version.


Fruit supplementation improves skin hydration


Results
Fruit supplementation increased skin hydration. Fruit and fruit extracts made the skin less dry.

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Fruit supplementation improves skin hydration


Fruit supplementation improves skin hydration


Fruit supplementation improved the skin's ability to retain moisture. Transepidermal water loss decreased. That is what the figure above says.

There was also a trend that fruit supplementation made the skin more elastic.


Fruit supplementation improves skin hydration


The researchers found no evidence that fruit supplementation made the skin more resistant to UV light. Fruit also had no effect on wrinkles.

Source:
Front. Nutr. 2023 Aug. 4, vol. 10.

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