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Have combination skin? Take an orange and squeeze it. Use three teaspoon of the juice and mix it with a tablespoon of yoghurt. The citrus property of orange helps in giving a refreshing glow to the skin. The fruit also has skin lightening agents. It helps in reducing dark spots and blemishes and improves complexion as well as cleans the skin. The citric nature of the fruit acts as a natural toner and and improves the skin texture resulting in tighter skin. The yoghurt maintains the moisture level in the skin.
Best for normal skin type, mix half teaspoon of pomegranate (anar) juice, mash a small piece of banana to give thickness to the paste and add half teaspoon of lemon juice with a pinch of turmeric powder. Further, add a pinch of Fuller’s earth (multani mitti), and half a teaspoon of sandalwood (chandan) powder. Mix everything together and apply on the face. It will help clear the skin and give a healthy glow. Pomegranates contains three times the amount of antioxidants and vitamins than green tea . This, along with the soothing properties of sandalwood and Fuller’s earth ensure that your skin is rejuvenated and refreshed. The pores in your skin can breathe again thanks to the exfoliating action of bananas. Your skin will also feel fairer and brighter because of the turmeric and its skin brightening properties.
Mash one peach and tomato together. Mix in it a tablespoon of honey and apply onto your face. Let it sit for a good half an hour. Wash off using lukewarm water. Over prolonged usage, you will notice, plumper, healthier and tighter skin. Peaches are abundant in vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. Its moisturising properties combined with the cleansing action of tomatoes will leave leave your skin looking visibly radiant. Honey will nourish your skin and prevent outbreak of acne and unclog pores.
Mix and pulp all the fruits together. The mixture will be quite watery due to the high water content in each fruit. You can use ground oats to thicken the mixture and provide granules for a scrubbing action. Apply onto a thoroughly washed face and keep for 20 minutes. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin internally. Vitamin C is a major component in strawberries and plays a key role in the production of collagen, the amino acid responsible for promoting skin elasticity. Watermelon is rich in vitamins A, B and C and keeps skin hydrated and radiant. Together, these fruits will repair the damage and wear-and-tear your skin undergoes and result in a fresh complexion.
People often complain of dull-looking skin which is a result of several factors such as your diet, pollution, dust, stress, etc. But fruits can come to your rescue in getting back the glow in your skin. Divita Kanoria, chief wellness officer, The Vedic Collection shares some fruit face packs for this purpose.