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It’s often said that the best treatments for our skin come directly from Mother Nature. And honestly, we couldn’t agree more. Not just good on our conscience, the healing power of fruits, in particular, are superb to get beautifully clear and smooth skin. So, let’s have a look at some amazing fruit-based beauty products that work like magic for your skin.
Papaya contains the proteolytic enzyme that makes it very effective when treating acne. The entire fruit, leaves, seeds and skin are packed with enzymes that also lighten the appearance of scars and blemishes. Next time you want to make a home mask don’t forget to include papaya in it.
POPxo recommends: Nature's Essence Papaya Pack For Blemishes & Pigmentation (Rs 125), is a cleanser that also removes dead skin cells and replenishes skin.
Green apples might be known for their tangy flavour but they’re also great for your skin. They contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C and phenols that help in delaying premature ageing. In fact, there are many homemade face mask recipes that suggest using the juice of a green apple as it helps tighten and moisturise the face.
POPxo recommends: Vedic Line Green Apple Toner (Rs 128) reduces fine lines and blemishes while keeping you refreshed.
The pomegranate is the king of fruits for many reasons, one being they are packed with antioxidants that help to get rid of free radicals (that accelerate ageing), dull skin and a host of other health problems. They are also great for firming the skin and making it radiant.
POPxo recommends: Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask – Pomegranate (Rs 100) is a great mask to enhance skin’s texture and appearance.
Kiwis contain many vital nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, calcium, iron and magnesium, which makes them an essential for any green smoothie. However, they also have properties that lead to cell regeneration, controlling excess sebum production, and keeping the skin firm.
POPxo recommends: Plum Wild Cherries & Kiwi Luscious Body Lotion (Rs 390) is a great moisturizer for all skin types.
These power-packed berries are nutrient-dense which means that they have tons of good vitamins and minerals which are good for your body overall. They also have a high number of antioxidants that rid the body of free radicals. That’s why blueberries are really good from a beauty perspective as they delay signs of ageing and help fight any acne issues too.
POPxo recommends: The Body Care Blueberry Marmalade Sugar Scrub (Rs 900) is a great natural exfoliator and it is 100% vegan!
Mangoes are so delicious, that it can be surprising that they are also good for you. In fact, eating a cup of mango is equal to 100% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C for your body. So, the next time you have a cold reach out for a mango instead of an orange. They also contain collagen which is excellent for your skin as it makes it more plump and glowy.
POPxo recommends: Soap Opera Butter Soap – Mango (Rs 125) is made from mango and shea butter, a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin.
Grapes and their seeds contain proanthocyanidins and resveratrol, two antioxidants that protect the body from sun damage too. It is also said to brighten skin and make it even toned.
POPxo recommends: Jovees Grape Fairness Face Wash (Rs 165) is enriched with grape seed extract that will give you that glow.
A natural way to get rid of tan or uneven skin tone is to use oranges. They are packed with Vitamin C, fibre, folates and antioxidants. The high amount of citric acid in this fruit also helps to dry out acne which is why it’s often included in face packs.
POPxo recommends: Biotique Orange Peel Body Revitalizing Body Soap (Rs 68) uses the peel of the orange that is more nutrient dense than the flesh.
The potassium in bananas helps keep the skin moisturised, naturally. They are also high in zinc and lectin that help to keep acne at bay. The Vitamin B and E in them retain the skin’s elasticity. So, definitely add a banana to your daily diet, and your face packs.
POPxo recommends: Vedic Line Banana Pulp Pack (Rs 234) is great for dry skin as it really helps to lock in moisture.
Peaches help lighten dark circles and blemishes as they are high in Vitamin C. They also have anti-ageing properties which is why you can see peaches in many beauty products. They also tighten skin and fight faint wrinkles from appearing.
POPxo recommends: The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Peach (Rs 300) removes impurities and product buildup.