Balanced diet is essential for healthy life. It also compliments our skin. Your skin is the reflection of your eating habits. Fruits and vegetables have nutrients that are essential in rejuvenating the skin and make the skin brighter. Using fruits on the skin is one of the oldest, most cost effective and trusted methods used for safe skin care treatment. Fruits provide your skin with hydration, imparting it with a refreshed look. Another major benefit of fruits is in the loosening of the bond between the dead cells on the top layer of the skin. Essentially, fruits masks are completely free of artificial ingredients, fragrances and chemicals that can be quite harmful for the skin.
Fruits facials are quite popular these days. Some fruits have anti-aging effects too. A fruit facial refreshes and revitalizes your skin without side-effects, leaving the skin softer and smoother. Fruits extracts also cleanses the clogged pores, which are the cause for the skin problems like blackheads, pimple etc. Fruit facial is also a skin polishing facial that scrubs off the dead skin, revives the complexion and lightens the skin complexion. The fruit mask will further tighten the skin and improvises the skin texture and smoothness. The fruit masks also rejuvenate the damaged cells of the skin.
There are number of fruits that have skin and health benefits. Some of the fruits that have skin benefits are listed here below:
We have the most famous saying associated with apple, “An apple a day keeps a doctor away.” Not just for our health even for the skin, this fruit has toning capabilities. Apples are rich in pectin—a starch responsible for driving away acne. With the abundance of Vitamin C which boosts collagen and elastin, it helps to keep your skin young. Apples also contain copper that helps in melanin production. Vitamin A and other antioxidants in apple prevent cell and tissue damage.
A banana facial mixed with honey and orange juice works for all skin types. Bananas are rich in essential nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, iodine, iron etc. that are beneficial to skin. Banana has been used as a natural solution for treating a skin condition called psoriasis that cause rough and scaly patches of skin and skin inflammation. Banana peels are also used in treating acne. Bananas contain Vitamins A, B, and E and acts as an anti-aging agent fighting off dead cells and wrinkles. It is also a natural moisturizer and can be used in homemade scrubs and masks.
Mangoes, known as the king of fruits, have many benefits in our health. Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene, Vitamin A and other antioxidants that help to fight off aging, protecting the skin from UV rays, regenerate skin cells and restore the elasticity of skin. Mangoes make one of the best homemade exfoliating body scrubs and end up with soft and smooth skin.
Like most citrus fruits, oranges are rich in Vitamin C that improves skin texture. Like apples, oranges also contain collagen that slows skin aging process. Oranges also contain beta-carotene, folic acid, phosphates, iodides, iron, phytonutrients and flavonoids which help in treating dark spots and blemishes. Orange peels can be powdered and used as natural scrub for instant glow and skin whitening.
With its rich vitamin C content, lemon juice will keep your skin beautiful. Starting your day with a glass of warm water with a tea-spoon of honey and dash of lemon is a great skin cleanser and clears your skin from within. With its natural bleaching properties, it can be used to lighten the skin tone and also diminish acne scars, spots.
Papaya is rich in antioxidants and also contain special enzyme, papain that can kill dead cells and remove skin impurities. Papaya is a natural exfoliating tonic leaving your skin spotless with its high Vitamin A content. A glass of papaya milk or just applying a piece of papaya on your skin can do wonders to your skin.
Grapes are called Queen of fruits. These fruits have phytochemicals and phytonutrients which are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature helping regeneration and healing of skin. Grapes extract acts as sunscreen in protection against harmful UV rays. Red grapes renders anti-aging benefits like reduction of wrinkles, increase in elasticity of the skin, proper circulation of blood, thus leading to glowing, healthy and younger-looking skin. As a natural antihistamine, grapes can also help to control the side effects of allergic reactions.
These are just the few of the fruits. We have many more fruits and eating or using its extracts can have many benefits that are natural without any side-effects. Avocadoes help to give your skin a natural glow. Moisture rich peaches help to keep your skin hydrated and you can say goodbye to dry skin. Berries are fruits packed with antioxidants that help in rejuvenating your skin. There are many other fruits and many nutrients in them to smoothen and give natural glow to your skin. Massaging the skin with the fruit pulp will increase the blood flow.