The use of fruits for a healthy and radiating skin dates back to many centuries ago. Unlike other chemical products that has many harmful side effects, fruits lack toxins and are easily accessible, cost free and give instant difference to your skin. They rejuvenate and comfort your skin and are quite de-stressing. What better way to pamper your skin by applying a fruit facial which is free of toxins and healthy for your skin than using chemical cosmetics?
So here are some fruits and their properties which will help you to look fabulous – choose what is best for you!
This tropical fruit is reputably called “the fruit of angels” by Christopher Columbus. It is easily accessible one and hence called the common man’s fruit. It is rich in vitamin A and Papain, also known as papaya enzyme that helps in digesting proteins and removes dead cells. The low sodium quality in papaya helps to keep the skin hydrated. Applying the mixture of papaya with honey on the face keeps it hydrated. Mashed papaya helps in clearing cracked heels. A glass of papaya milk or just applying the flesh of papaya can do wonders to your skin.
Kiwifruit, also known as Chinese gooseberry, is not only a delicious and nutrient rich but it also helps in maintaining the skin. It is rich in vitamin C, E and antioxidants which helps in boosting your skin’s health and lightens the skin tone. It also helps in making the skin firm without sagging. Since it contains dietary fibers, the daily consumption of kiwifruit juice helps in eliminating toxins and waste from the body. The omega-3 fatty acid present in this fruit helps in preventing skin diseases. If you are suffering from various forms of skin inflammations like boils and pimples, applying mashed kiwifruit helps in bringing it down. Kiwifruit also helps in fighting hair problems and keeps it healthy.
Bananas are rich in vitamin A, B and E that acts as anti aging agents. It has high fiber content and also minerals, magnesium and potassium that helps in blood circulation and improves the immunity system. It has high content of iron, magnesium and potassium and helps in reducing menstrual cramps. Banana acts as a wonderful facial mask when it is mixed with honey. It rejuvenates your skin and makes it look fresh.
Lemon is wonder fruit as it revitalizes not only your skin and body but also your mind. It is something which is easily available and also of low cost. Lemon is a powerhouse of vital nutrients and minerals. It is rich in vitamin C and other bleaching agents that are highly beneficial for skin. Lemon acts as a cleanser as it helps in removing the pimples, acnes and blemishes. Lemon mixed with water acts as a detoxifier as it purifies the body.
From the skin to the fruit, orange helps in keeping the skin healthy. It is rich in vitamin C that improves skin texture. Powdered orange can be used as scrub. Orange peel contains calcium that helps in bringing down itchy and dry skin. Are you suffering from the problems of acne and pimples? Want to get rid of it? Here is an easy solution; orange face mask by grinding orange peels and making it to a paste. It also helps in reducing dark spots and blemishes on your skin. Hence using orange makes the skin healthy and glowing.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Most of us have heard this proverb. The adage is true is what the researches have shown. Apples are rich in malic acid which is used in beauty treatments to promote healthier, firmer and youthful looking skin by reviving skin cells. It has high fiber content that cleans out the colon and helps in regular bowel movements thereby keeping the body clean that helps in a pimple free skin. Apple mixed with honey is a good hydrating face mask that helps in a wrinkle free and ageless skin.
It is hailed as a super fruit that is rich in nutrients and minerals. The entire fruit including the peel, white membranes, fleshy part called arils as well as the seeds are usable. Hence the name ‘super fruit’ is apt for it. They contain the highest antioxidant levels among fruits that promote youthful skin. Pomegranate juice a day helps in increasing the blood level.
They are known as nature’s moisturizers. They are not only tasty but also contain biotin (also known as vitamin B7) that promotes cell growth and glowing skin. They are rich in vitamin E known as the protector of the skin. Avocado oil protects the skin from sun damage and burns. Applying avocado oil prior to sun exposure can reduce inflammations and burns and thereby protecting the skin.
Next time when you spend your money on cosmetics, think twice. When you have a treasure near you make the most of it. Hence include more fruits and vegetables in your diet to lead a healthy lifestyle.