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Fruits that make you look & feel beautiful | don’t use them as face masks | eat them instead

The Hush Post: The health benefits of fruits are known to everybody. Over a period of time, they help prevent health problems like heat stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, heart problems, diabetes, etc. Apart from that, they help fight skin disorders and promote hair growth. It is always suggested to eat raw, fresh, and ripe fruits to experience health benefits. So instead of focusing on face packs to be applied on the skin, what you can concentrate is on eating them for a healthy skin, though you can also use them as face applications. Here is a list of the most important fruits you need to eat for a fresh glowing skin.

Mangoes: They contain collagen which helps in making the skin smooth and taught, thus reducing pre-mature ageing. It is moisturising, has high hydration power and makes skin smooth and soft. It is suitable for all skin types. Rich in vitamins A, C and E plus beta-carotene, mangoes are a wonderful source of skin-healing antioxidants to rejuvenate your complexion. Vitamin A helps to protect and renew your skin cells and mucous membranes.

Lemons: Thanks to the vitamin C in lemons, these little citrus fruits can help decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemons help to push out toxins from the body and support healthy liver function, which also keeps skin clear and supple.

As lemons ripen, their antioxidant powers increase. Choose lemons when they are ripe. Lemons with thinner skin will have more juice than those with thicker skin. Also, the heavier a lemon is, the more juice it contains.

Papayas: Papaya has special enzymes called papain which act as an exfoliation agent by breaking down the surface of the skin cells, lock in moisture, reduce pore size and keep the wrinkles at bay. Papaya has lots of water that leaves your skin moisturised and smooth.  Papayas used in homemade face masks kill dead cells and purifies the skin. The healing enzymes present in papaya help treat sunburns and itchy skin. A good facial massage using papaya is great in removing dead cells. If you spend most of the time outdoors because of your work, then papayas can be a great help, as papayas fight free radicals that age your skin. The peels of papayas are also used to rub on the face and hands for healthy skin. Papayas are also helpful in treating eczema and psoriasis. The seeds of papaya should be eaten too as they are anti-cancerous.

Oranges: Home-made orange juice and even orange peels can provide a range of benefits to your skin. Thus, consumption as well as topical application of this fruit can be beneficial for your skin. Orange peels have a higher content of vitamin C than the fruit itself. Instead of throwing away the peels, you can dry them in the sun and grind them to prepare orange peel powder. This can be used as a body scrub.

Oranges have a high content of citric acid which is effective in drying away acne. While creating an orange peel face mask, dilute the orange peel paste because the peel contains a lot of citric acid which might irritate your skin.

Oranges are a rich source of vitamin C which improves the skin texture and colour. They help in restoring collagen in your body which firms up the skin and prevents premature aging of skin.

Oranges contain powerful antioxidants which fight off oxygen free radicals. Vitamin C along with bio-flavonoids in oranges aids in circulation to the scalp which in turn promotes hair growth.

They also contain folic acid, a type of vitamin B that is vital to hair growth.

Bananas: Bananas are great natural moisturisers for the skin. The vitamin A present in bananas restores the lost moisture and repairs damaged, dull, and dry skin. Bananas contain good amounts of vitamin C that helps in maintaining the natural and youthful glow of the skin.

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