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Fruits for a healthy radiant skin !!

With most people becoming aware of the harmful effect of chemicals on their skin and health, kitchen solution to every available problem is now the order of the day and fruits fits in perfectly in this.

Fruit and vegetables have be known to contain antioxidants that decrease markers of inflammation linked to a range of chronic diseases.

It has also been shown that a cup of fruit juice a day is a sure guarantee for a clear healthy skin.

Fruits help rehydrate and rejuvenate your skin and give you that youthful skin you have always desired without putting a hole in your pocket.

Here area few fruits and their skin-beautifying properties:

  • Bananas (The Wonder Fruit): Banana is a good source of iron, magnesium and potassium and helps reduce menstrual cramps. The effect of banana on skin cannot be over emphasized. Bananas are rich in vitamin A, B and E and hence works as an anti-aging agent. A fresh mashed banana facial can do wonders for your skin.

  • Lemon (The fruit for all seasons): With its vitamin C content, lemon juice will keep your skin beautiful and healthy. A glass of warm water with a tea spoon 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 remove dark spots. Mix lemon and honey and use it as a natural bleach on your skin.

  • Apple (An apple a day keeps the doctor away): The antioxidant property of apple help prevent cell and tissue damage. Studies by nutritionists 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 (An Orange a Day Can Keep Some Cancers Away): Orange is rich in vitamin C that improves 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.

  • Pawpaw: The benefits of pawpaw on the skin have perhaps been talked about since time immemorial. Pawpaw is rich in antioxidants and contain 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.

  • Mango (The king of fruits): This soft pulpy fruit has an amazing effect on skin. Rich in vitamin-A and rich in antioxidants, it fights against skin aging, regenerates skin cells and restores the elasticity of skin

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