With their leathery wrinkled skin, it’s a bit ironic that figs boast big anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits. We love to enjoy their lushly sweet, watermelon-hued inner flesh as a culinary treat during the late summer and early fall months, but that same pink pulp and even the outer peel contain numerous nutrients that can be applied topically to remedy acne and polish your skin.
Varying in size, color and shape, there are hundreds of cultivated varieties of figs, including these popular options: Black Mission, Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota and Sierra. Figs can offer a wide array of flavors, from caramel, honey and raspberry to bright and zesty fruity flavors to those that lean more toward the nutty and warm.
In addition to their wide array of flavors, figs also contain many vital vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, B1and B2, as well as a variety of skin essential antioxidants and omega fatty acids. Considering how nutrient dense figs are, here are a few easy at-home treatments created to solve basic skin issues when applied externally.