Blog


How to improve teenage spotty skin

16/05/2017

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

teenager_kiwi_zespri

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!

 

Sources

  1. Oregon State University. Vitamin C and Skin Health. Available from: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/micronutrients-health/skin-health/nutrient-index/vitamin-C (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: www.foodcomposition.co.nz (accessed 15 November 2016).



read more

Green kiwifruit: making teens feel better from the inside out Zespri kiwifruit: your child’s daily scoop of energy! Kiwifruit: a natural alternative to laxatives Kiwifruit: the healthy eating resolution you can easily keep! A closer look at kiwifruit and its many health benefits for kids Boost your teen’s brainpower at exam time with Zespri kiwifruit Kiwifruit: the ultimate nutritional powerhouse for busy working men Would you know that kiwifruit is a nutritional powerhouse for older adults? Eat your way to firmer, younger-looking skin with Zespri kiwifruit 3 ways to tempt your Valentine with decadent kiwifruit desserts Kiwifruit is a top folate food for children Replace processed snacks with Zespri Green kiwifruit for healthier and happier teens! Feel better during the menopause with kiwifruit! Zespri Green kiwifruit: helping you ensure your vitamin C intake while nursing How men can fight skin aging with Zespri Green kiwifruit Zespri Green kiwifruit give your child the vitality they need to learn, play and thrive! An easy way to feel lightness and well-being 3 reasons to blend Zespri Green kiwifruit Is your teen sleepier in spring? How to eat Zespri Green kiwifruit whenever, wherever, and however you want How to boost your kids defences with kiwifruit How to eat your way to a happier, healthier gut How to keep the fresh in your Zespri Green kiwifruit? Beat your mid-week fatigue with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit How to improve teenage spotty skin Kiwifruit: the snacker’s secret weapon for fighting fatigue? How kiwifruit can help your child’s tummy 4 reasons to eat Zespri kiwifruit during pregnancy How to get a golden glow this summer with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit Brighten up your time outdoors with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit 4 reasons to choose Zespri Organic kiwifruit 3 ways to satisfy your sweet tooth with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit Prepare your kids for a summer full of fun and vitality with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit How to help summer sniffles with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit Zespri SunGold kiwifruit: the perfect snack for sports-active kids on the go! Eating kiwifruit, a good way to stay hydrated in summer 4 steps to a perfectly ripe SunGold kiwifruit this summer Give yourself a post-workout boost with Zespri Green kiwifruit Why you should always have a kiwifruit in your kitchen ANTI-ageing? 2 reasons you should be PRO-kiwifruit! Summer, sun and storage: How to care for your Zespri SunGold kiwifruit! Sporty adolescents: give a potassium boost with Zespri Green kiwifruit A Green kiwifruit back to school healthy snack is as easy as 1,2,3 How to grow old in style with Zespri Green kiwifruit Fall in love with Zespri Green kiwifruit! Why kiwifruit is a good choice for people with diabetes 4 top tips to becoming a kiwifruit-eating expert Why your teen should make Zespri Green kiwifruit an everyday habit How to make delicious kiwifruit desserts 4 amazing properties of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit Kiwifruit: the natural source of vitamin C to help kick the common cold Kiwifruit: the ultimate choice for tired teens Kiwifruit: the natural way to keep kids healthy during cold & flu season Beat stress and stay healthy this Christmas with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit

Related posts