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The glow getter

Published : 28 Nov 2019 06:48 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 05:04 PM

We’ve all heard of the proverb, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. In reality, it’s more like, “a fruit a day keeps the doctor away”. Fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, and all the required nutrients that are essential not only for the well-being of your body but also for beautiful, clear, and glowing skin. “Do-it-yourself (DIY) fruit facials are not only cost-effective, but can also save your skin from the side effects of store-bought products that contain preservatives. Fruit masks provide intensive treatments that work quickly. You can apply these masks for 15-20 minutes and reap the benefits almost immediately,” say experts.

Fruit facials boost your skin with natural goodness, and also help you do away with harmful, chemical-induced facials, which definitely give you the desired results, but leave their trail behind on your skin. On the other hand, the fragrance emitted when you apply a fruit pack on your face has spa-like benefits that relax and de-stress your skin. Therefore, it is best to indulge in these cost-effective and natural fruit facials that offer guaranteed results. Here are some popular ones that are quick and easy and will give you hydrated, healthy, and glowing skin.

Papaya and egg white to tighten your skin Mash half a cup of ripe papaya pieces. In a separate bowl, whisk one egg white. Mix the two and apply evenly on your face. Rinse it after 15 minutes. Use once a week to help tighten the skin. Papaya is good for your skin, as it is a rich source of vitamins A and C. It also contains a special enzyme, called papain, which can help reduce dark spots.

Kiwi and banana to reduce fine lines

Mash one kiwi and one banana in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of curd to it. Apply it on your face and keep it for 30 minutes and then rinse. It helps reduce fine lines. The anti-inflammatory properties of kiwi work in treating acne as well.

Guava face mask to beat the winter woes

Grate half a cup of guava and add one tablespoon oatmeal powder and one tablespoon honey to it. Apply it on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Use it twice a week to solve your skin woes. Guavas are rich in vitamins A and C and its astringent qualities can keep your skin free from blemishes, acne and wrinkles.

Pomegranate for glowing skin

Blend a few seeds of pomegranate to make a paste. Add one tablespoon of green tea leaves to it. Apply it on your face and keep it for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water. Pomegranate is a rich source of vitamin C, which is effective in treating dull and dry skin. When applied on a regular basis, it can reduce skin roughness.