close
 
Name:*  
Email:*   
  
Message:*   
FEEDBACK  /
LOGIN /
 
 
*mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk
Name:*  
Password:*  
Verify Password:*  
E-mail ID:* ?    
Contact Number:
Address:
Pincode:
Are you human?

 
 
SIGN UP
You are here:  Skip Navigation LinksHome » Life Style » Show Life Style
Winter fruits for glowing skin
Shahnaz Husain  :  Jan/03/2018 05:24:PM
  Print  Text Size

With the  temperature dipping across the country, The women struggle  to  look for array of lotion which could face the onslaught of the winds, cold temperature ,harsh sun rays to help revive and rejuvenate tired,dull,dark and  lacklustre skin.
But before you rush the market to buy costly beauty products to look smart  take a flashback and check your daily diet. Remember  the famous quote, “You are what you eat”? Whoever said that wasn’t kidding.The winter seasonal fruits  not only give you the right nutrition but can also do wonders for your skin.
Vegetable  markets now  a days  are flooded with a variety of seasonal fruits and these tasty delights are brimming with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which   keep your body and skin well hydrated.Regular intake of seasonal  raw fruits and  fruit juices boost water content in the body which  keeps the body and skin well hydrated even during the winter  season
Nature is the best physician, giving us fruits that are needed by the body for different seasons. In winter, we get those fruits and vegetables that are beneficial to the body in cold weather. For instance, Vitamin C helps to strengthen our immune system and protects the body from colds and coughs. In winter, we get plenty of oranges and “mousambi” (sweet lime). Here are some beauty tips with winter fruits:
Apples: Apples have so many health benefits that it is said, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It contains a wealth of nutrients, like Vitamins C, B6, riboflavin, potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. It is also packed with phytonutrients and flavonoids. Apples contain pectin, which is said to have a soothing effect on dry, sensitive skin. Apples are wonderful skin toners, helping to tighten the skin and stimulate blood circulation to the skin surface. They also have anti-oxidant properties, helping to prevent oxidation damage and thus delaying visible ageing signs on the skin. Apples also contain fruit acids, which have a powerful cleansing effect on the skin, removing dead skin cells. This helps to brighten the skin and gradually clear away blemishes, like dark spots. Raw apple pulp or apple juice can be applied on the skin daily and then washed off with plain water after 20 minutes. Grated apple can be added to face masks. Mix oats with curd, honey and apple pulp or grated apple into a paste. Apply on the face and wash it off after 20 to 30 minutes. Apple cider vinegar, which is obtained from apples, is an ideal treatment for dandruff and also adds shine to the hair. After shampoo, add two tablespoons apple cider vinegar to a mug of water and use it as a last rinse. Yes……an apple a day also keeps beauty problems at bay!
Lemon: We all know that lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C, which is needed in winter.  As a cosmetic ingredient, lemon can be used in various ways, but avoid using it undiluted, as it can be harsh on the skin. However, on areas where the skin is thicker, like elbows and knees, rub lemon halves and wash off with water. Over a period of time, it cleanses and lightens skin colour. Lemon can also be used as a hand lotion. Mix it with rose water and rub it into the skin of the hands.  For rough hands, rub granulated sugar and the juice of a lemon together on the hands, till the sugar dissolves. Then rinse off with water. Done regularly, it will help to improve the skin texture. Add lemon juice to “tea water” for a hair rinse, to make the hair silky and shiny.  Boil used tea leaves in enough water and cool the liquid. Add the juice of one lemon and use it as a last rinse. Lemon peels can be dried and powdered and used in face packs and scrubs.
Oranges: Oranges may be used in hair packs. The rind of oranges are said to contribute to hair luster and nourishes the hair. It also reduces oiliness. Keep orange peels and simmer them in water over a low fire. Cool and strain. Use the water to mix hair packs. For example, a protein pack may be made using lentils and egg white. The lentils should be soaked in water overnight. Next morning, grind the lentils, add egg and the orange-peel water, to mix into a pack for the hair. It cleanses, reduces oiliness and adds body and shine. Orange juice can be used to rinse the hair after shampoo. It helps to restore the normal acid-alkaline balance and reduces oiliness. It is also rich in Vitamin C. Makes the hair shiny and silky. After your shampoo, add the juice of 2 oranges to half a mug of water and use as a last rinse. Leave on for 2 minutes and then rinse with plain water.
Neroli, which is orange flower oil, has been used in both skin and hair care. Neroli oil is used in aromatherapy due to its calming and anti-stress benefits. It can be added to carrier oils (i.e. pressed oils like olive oil, almond oil, sesame seed oil etc) to make hair oils. It has to be diluted and added in the correct proportion to the carrier oil. It is said to calm the mind and is useful in stress related hair problems, like hair loss.
Banana: Banana, one of the most popular fruits, packs quite a punch in terms of nutrition and health benefits. It is one of the richest sources of potassium and also contains Vitamin C and B6. Bananas are beneficial for both skin and hair treatments. Its potassium content helps to soften both dry hair and dry skin. Bananas can be made into a pulp and added to both face and hair packs. Bananas help hair that has been damaged by repeated colouring and other chemical treatments.  Bananas can be made into a pulp and applied on the hair like a pack. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash it off. Egg yolk or curd may be added to mashed bananas and applied as a hair pack. If the hair is very dry, add one teaspoon pure glycerin or honey to the banana pack. Almond oil may also be added to the banana hair pack.
Avocado: Avocados are excellent for skin care, as they boost cell renewal. It contains Vitamin B and C, which help to build new cells and strengthen the immune system. It also has Vitamin A and E, which keep the skin soft and smooth.  In fact, Avocado juice or oil can be very nourishing for the skin and hair. The protein and oil contents of avocado strengthen and nourish the hair. For home hair care, mash the avocado, add honey and a little lemon juice. This can be applied on the hair as a pack. In fact, it can also be applied on the face. Wash it off after half an hour.
Pomegranate (Anaar): It has excellent benefits for skin care, as it helps to moisturise the skin and is a powerful antioxidant. It helps to improve the skins moisture retention ability too. It is said to boost the process of cell renewal and thus helps to delay the formation of ageing signs on the skin. Used regularly on the face, it can remove tan, lighten skin colour and also brighten the skin.  




 
 
 
  • A Brand New Day
    (Pallav Bagaria John Rungsung) (If you have any queries or would like more information then please feel free to email us at [email protected]) : Jan/07/2018 07:27:PM
  • A Brand New Day
    (Pallav Bagaria, Kvulo Lorin) (If you have any queries or would like more information then please feel free to email us at [email protected]) : Jan/03/2018 05:24:PM
  • A Brand New Day
    (Pallav Bagaria and John Rungsung) (If you have any queries or would like more information then please feel free to email us at [email protected]) : Dec/10/2017 06:50:PM
 
story image

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

03 Nov 2012

With the obvious exception of its vampires, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gets the broad strokes of the 16th U.S. Pres...

RED - Taylor Swift

03 Nov 2012

Like Kanye West, Taylor Swift is a turbine of artistic ambition and superstar drama. So it's no surprise she manages to make her fourth album both her Joni Mitchell-influenced maturity binge and her Max Martin-abetted pop move – a...