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Saturday, 21 September 2013

5 amazing health benefits of fruits on your skin and hair

Fruits have always been considered a rich source of fibre and vitamins. In fact fruit packs are also used in high end beauty salons. Read on to find out which fruits should be a part of your daily skincare routine.


Banana is extremely nourishing for the skin, because it contains Vitamins B and C and is a rich source of potassium. In fact, potassium helps to soften the skin. It also tightens and tones the skin. Bananas can be made into a pulp and applied on the skin, or added to face packs.


Apples are wonderful skin toners, helping to tighten the skin and stimulate blood circulation to the skin surface. Apples also have anti-oxidant properties. Raw apple pulp or apple juice can be applied on the skin daily. Apple cider vinegar has great benefits for the hair, helping to restore the normal balance of the scalp and preventing scalp problems, including dandruff.


Like lemons, the orange is also rich in Vitamin C. The fruit pulp can be included in fruit masks. Orange peels can also be collected and dried in the sun, then ground into a powder and added to face masks. It has a cleansing and gradual skin lightening effect. Orange juice can also be added to masks for the face and hands. In fact, raw orange and lemon peels can be rubbed on the nails to remove dis colouration. Orange peels rubbed regularly on the hands can help to lighten skin colour and also tighten the skin.

It has excellent benefits for skincare, as it helps to moisturise the skin and is a powerful antioxidant. It helps to improve the skin's moisture retention ability too. It is said to boost the process of cell renewal and thus helps to delay the formation of skin aging signs. Used regularly on the face, it can remove tan, lighten skin colour and also brighten the skin.


Watermelon helps dry skin. It helps to seal in moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. It also helps to soothe and improve dry, scaly skin. Applying watermelon pulp or juice helps to soften and smoothen the skin.



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