Bananas are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E. They can be used as an anti-aging agent. Use freshly mashed banana for your next facial. It contains fiber, minerals, magnesium, and potassium. These all help our blood circulate properly and boost our immune system.
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and have natural bleaching properties. They are a good cleanser and can be used to lighten skin blemishes, acne scars, spots, and skin tone. Mix one glass of warm water with a dash of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey. Or, add a bit of lemon juice to your salad. Another bonus, this also fights cellulite.
Oranges are also rich in Vitamin C and can improve skin texture. They can remove blemishes and naturally slow down the aging process. Try it out by drying orange peels, crushing them into a powder, and storing them in an airtight container. Use this powder as a natural scrub 1-2 times a week.
Avocados are full of biotin and can help to prevent dry skin and brittle hair as well as weak nails. Apply avocado topically to your face, hair, or nails for hydration.
Papayas are rich in antioxidants and they are a source of an enzyme called papain. They can clear up skin impurities and remove dead skin cells. Use the inside of the papaya to exfoliate your face. Rub your face gently for about one minute. Blend the papaya, add 2 tablespoons of either honey or yogurt, and use the mixture as a mask. Rinse off after 20 minutes and follow up with a moisturizer.
Apples have a high level of antioxidants and Vitamin C which also work as an anti-aging agent while also preventing cell and tissue damage. This can minimize wrinkles and fine lines on your face. Eating an apple every day will certainly help your skin. In addition, you can apply an apple juice and honey mixture to your face. Wait for it to dry and then wash it off. This works well as a hydrating mask.
Yet another fruit rich in antioxidants, papayas can help speed healing and aid the skin in creating more collagen. This is important to keep your skin looking taut. Apply pomegranate to your face and see the difference.
Amla is full of Vitamin A and like pomegranates, helps to increase collagen production. The best way to eat and use amla is to drink its juice form on an empty stomach in the early morning.
My personal favorite, strawberries, contain malic acid. This makes strawberries a natural whitening agent. And they too have antioxidants which lead to a healthy glow. Eat a serving of strawberries, or mash them up and add yogurt or honey to form a paste. Apply it to your face for 15 minutes.
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