Fruits for your Skin
Fruits can work wonders on your complexion. Fruit massage can hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. Unlike the chemical beauty treatments, fruits are cost-effective and natural. Check out these fruits that can add a natural glow to your skin:
Banana: This fruit is a good source of iron, magnesium and potassium and helps reduce menstrual cramps. The effect of banana on skin too is not something that can be ignored. Banana is rich in vitamin A, B and E and hence works as an anti-aging agent. A fresh mashed banana facial will rejuvenate your skin.
Lemon: This is an all season fruit. With its vitamin C content, its juice will keep your skin beautiful. A glass of warm water with a tsp of honey and a dash of lemon juice on an empty stomach every morning is a great skin cleanser. With its astringent properties, it can be used to lighten the skin tone and also diminish acne scars. Rub the inside of a lemon peel on your elbow to remove dark spots. Mix lemon and honey and use it as natural bleach on your skin.
Apple: Health benefits of apple are undisputable. Apple’s antioxidant property prevents cell and tissue damage. Studies have shown that apples contain abundant amounts of elastin and collagen that help keep the skin young. Applying a mixture of mashed apple, honey, rose water and oatmeal can act as a great exfoliating mask on your skin.
Orange: Rich in vitamin C, orange can improve skin texture. Like apple, orange too contains collagen that slows skin aging process. Rub the insides of orange on your skin to tighten the skin. Oranges can be dried and powdered and used as a natural scrub. Like lemon, oranges too help clear skin blemishes.
Papaya: The benefits of papaya on skin have long been talked about. Papaya is rich in antioxidants and contains a special enzyme called papain that can kill dead cells and cure skin impurities. A glass of papaya milk or just applying the flesh of papaya on your skin can do wonders to your skin.