How to improve teenage spotty skin


You’ve got to love teenagers. Sometimes it feels like no matter what you do or say, you’ll never put a smile on their face. But you know one thing that’s sure to cheer them up? A delicious, skin-boosting treat made with Zespri Green kiwifruit.

You’ve got to love teenagers. Sometimes it feels like no matter what you do or say, you’ll never put a smile on their face.


No one thinks it is easy being a teenager. Apart from school and social pressures, there is often that dreaded adolescent infliction – SPOTS! But there are steps you can take to help them deal with problem skin, including paying special attention to the vitamins and minerals they get in their diet.



Did you know?
Vitamin C can be beneficial to problem skin, helping to reduce the redness caused by acne and speeding up the time it takes for squeezed spots to heal1,2.


So how can you help your teenager get enough vitamin C in their diet? The best way is through fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s because vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, and therefore we should all eat a source of vitamin C every day for optimum health and wellbeing1.

Zespri Green kiwifruit provide a natural and tasty boost of boost of vitamin C. In fact, with 85 mg of vitamin C per 100 g, Zespri Green kiwifruit have one of the most highly concentrated amounts of vitamin C amongst all commonly eaten fruits – that’s even more vitamin C than the amount found in oranges!3


If your teenager’s skin shows no sign of improvement, then it might be worth speaking to a doctor or dermatologist.

In the meantime, we have a delicious recipe high in vitamin C that is sure to cheer up even the moodiest of teenagers. The Zespri Green kiwifruit bruschetta combines the refreshing taste of kiwi with cured ham, olive oil and tomato – a burst of Mediterranean flavours that will get any meal started with a smile!



  1. Oregon State University. Vitamin C and Skin Health. Available from: (accessed 20 November 2016).
  2. Telang PS. Vitamin C in dermatology. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2013;4:143–146.
  3. New Zealand Ministry of Health. New Zealand FOODfiles 2014 Version 01. Available from: (accessed 15 November 2016).

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