It is widely known that when it comes to skincare, natural is definitely the best. This is why natural ingredients are the prime focus of most leading skincare brands today. When it comes to using natural products for the skin, we think of sweet, juicy, refreshing fruits. The vibrant colours, enticing fragrances, and loads of nutrients make fruits your best bet when it comes to at-home skincare. Depending on the fruits that you use, you can achieve a range of results including deep hydration, pore tightening, freedom from acne, or just a healthy glow. If you’re someone who loves a splash of fruit in their skincare routine, here are some delightful ways suggested by Dolly Kumar, Cosmetic Engineer, and Founder & Director at Cosmic Nutracos Solutions Pvt. Ltd, parent company to skincare brand Skinella, in which you can use them as regular skincare ingredients.
Make A Face Pack
Mix your favorite skincare fruits with other skin-loving ingredients like curd, essential oils, or aloe vera to make a nourishing face pack. These can be used to moisturise, tone, or de-tan the skin according to the fruits that you use.
Certain fruits like strawberries and bananas can be applied directly on the face without adding anything. These have a variety of benefits like refreshing the skin or making it glow.
High in vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, fruits are an indispensable part of a healthy diet. Consuming big portions of fruits every day can also make your skin healthy, glowing, and young for a long time.
Strawberries and Cranberries
Naturally refreshing fruits, strawberries and cranberries have amazing antioxidant properties. They are great for oily and acne-prone skin as they remove toxins and brighten up the face.
How To Use: You can either mash these fruits into a mask or just cut them and rub them directly to your skin. Since these fruits are quite gentle, it is perfectly safe to use them directly for the best results.
Considered an exotic fruit, Kiwi is known for being rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and antioxidants. While vitamin C and E rejuvenate dull skin making it firm, the antioxidants neutralise free radicals at the cellular level. In doing so, it revives the skin and treats existing damage, especially from harsh UV rays from the sun.
Vitamin E in kiwis also helps in reducing the signs of ageing which includes fine lines by boosting collagen production and moisturising the skin deeply. It also makes the skin smooth and soft.
How To Use: Use kiwi pulp to extract its juice and mix it with olive oil. Apply the mixture on your face and massage for 5 minutes. Use upward and circular strokes and wash it off with cold water.
Pink guava contains high levels of antioxidants along with essential vitamins. The fruit can protect your skin from external damage and slow down the ageing process. Plus, it can also help you slough off dead skin cells and other impurities since its beads act as powerful exfoliants.
How To Use: Cut up a guava and add it to a blender. Apply this blend on your skin or scrub your skin gently.
Do you deal with dark circles? If the answer is yes, then tomatoes will become your new best friends! With a healthy amount of potassium and salicylic acid, tomatoes rejuvenate your skin by regenerating skin cells and promoting healthy cell growth. They also contain vitamin A and C which lighten the skin. Thus, tomatoes are perfect for making under eye skin firm and bright.
How To Use: Simply slice a tomato and rub a piece underneath your eyes. This way, you can forget about dark circles in no time!
Orange, Mandarin And Other Citrus Fruits
While packing a punch of citrusy flavor, mandarins and oranges also contain powerful skin lightening properties. They remove dark spots and make the face look flawless. Additionally, they also contain loads of vitamin C which tightens the pores and makes your skin look younger. They are also good for deeply cleansing the skin and removing all dust, grime, and excessive oil.
By removing these impurities, these fruits can make your skin glow like never before. The best part is, they are super versatile and you can use their flesh, juice, or just rub them directly on your skin.
How To Use: Take a slice and rub it all over your face and then wash off within 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can also use limes or tangerines for similar results.
With these tricks up your sleeve, you can achieve healthy, glowing, and bright skin, naturally!
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