Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fruits for your skin

Fruits for your skin

Fruits for your skinEveryone's been recommending them, from the models in fashion magazines, to the aunt next door. For unlike other wonder cures, fruits are great for you, whether you eat them, or apply them. They protect the body against infections, strengthen the immune system and heal wounds.

Apricot

Dried or fresh, a handful of apricot is loaded with vitamins A, C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and fiber. It helps those who have dull and life less skin and the iron regulates hemoglobin. Apricots also have beta-carotene that improves immunity and helps fight skin allergies, rashes and other skin problems.

Quick tip: Smear some fresh apricot juice on your skin to soothe sun burns.


Fruits for your skinWatermelon

Consisting of 90 per cent water, watermelon hydrates and rejuvenates our skin. It contains lycopene that helps flush out toxins and combats free radicals with its antioxidant properties- an inexpensive and a quick detox therapy.

Quick tip: Keep thin slices of water melon on you face for a quick cooling.


Fruits for your skinPapaya

Papaya is a good source of Vitamin A and papain. Vitamin A acts as an anti-oxidant, while the papain breaks down inactive proteins and removes dead cells. The best feature of the fruit is its low-sodium quality. Since the salt content is less, the water retention is also little. The result- an over all hydrated skin.

Quick tip: Rub mashed papaya on cracked heels to remove dead cells and make feet softer.


Apple

Apple is a great source of fiber which keeps bowels clean, ensuring skin that is free of acne and boils. It is also loaded with phytochemicals that have properties similar to antioxidants. Studies have also shown that eating apples regularly can reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Quick tip: Mix a grated apple with honey and apply in on your face for five minutes for a hydrated, stress free skin.


Fruits for your skinPeach

Peach is packed with potassium and flavanoids apart from vitamin A. It helps revitalizing and hydrating the epidermis. The antioxidants help wounds recover faster and prevents signs of early aging.

Quick tip: Grate one peach, mix it with sugar and use as face scrub. -As told to SV



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