Papayas contain the enzyme papain, which helps loosen the bonds between dead skin cells, thereby exfoliating the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores when used topically in spa and beauty treatments. Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA ARS [Public domain], via Wikimedia

Papayas contain the enzyme papain, which helps loosen the bonds between dead skin cells, thereby exfoliating the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores when used topically in spa and beauty treatments. Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA ARS [Public domain], via Wikimedia

Carambola or starfruit is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Popular throughout Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and parts of East Asia, the tree is also cultivated throughout non-indigenous tropical areas, such as Latin America, the Caribbean, and the southern US

Carambola or starfruit is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Popular throughout Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and parts of East Asia, the tree is also cultivated throughout non-indigenous tropical areas, such as Latin America, the Caribbean, and the southern US

Mamey sapote (pouteria sapota, zapote rojo) - native to Mexico and Central America but cultivated throughout the Caribbean -- original caption says this photo was taken in Colombia

Mamey sapote (pouteria sapota, zapote rojo) - native to Mexico and Central America but cultivated throughout the Caribbean -- original caption says this photo was taken in Colombia

Guava is an exotic fruit packed with vitamin C which boosts collagen production to smooth skin. Two cups of guava per week is the perfect dose for anti-aging.

Guava is an exotic fruit packed with vitamin C which boosts collagen production to smooth skin. Two cups of guava per week is the perfect dose for anti-aging.

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