Summer is making its presence felt with dehydrated skin, brittle hair and sweaty underarms. Apart from thick layers of sunscreen and spraying tons of deodorant, your body requires hydration boosting minerals to tackle the heat and humidity that summer brings. Summer superfoods are lighter, cooler and keep the body hydrated. Adding these delicious superfoods to your meal ensures glowing skin all summer long.

Blackberries
 

Blackberries

Tis the season of blackberries! So why not munch on them and reap all the beauty benefits? Rich in antioxidant celled anthocyanin, blackberries prevent your skin from dryness, fine lines by deactivating free radicals. Add it to your smoothie, fruit bowl and have a handful by itself.

Cucumber
 

Cucumber

A summer essential, this crunchy, fresh vegetable is packed with vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. Its high water content combats the heat and fights dehydration. The best part, cucumbers can also be applied topically as they have a cooling and soothing effect on the skin. Placing two slices of cucumber on your eyes reduces puffiness. Enjoy it as a daytime snack!

Watermelon
 

Watermelon

Watermelon has over 90% water content, making it a summertime must-have. Loaded with vitamins C and E it keeps the skin smooth and hair shiny. It also has lycopene and powerful antioxidants and tightens skin and prevents wrinkles. Enjoy a bowl of freshly cut, cooling watermelon slices to stay hydrated.

Coconut
 

Coconut

Coconut oil and water improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin. Drizzling coconut oil over salads can boost skin moisture and make it look soft and supple. This multitasking super food is truly refreshing and hydrating in summer.

Dark chocolate
 

Dark chocolate

We were saving the best for the last. Dark chocolate contains flavonols, which offer sun protection, promotes blood flow to the skin and increases hydration. It reduces stress hormones and lessens collagen breakdown. Enjoy a cold, homemade dark chocolate pudding or ice cream to get glowing skin this summer.