Are you a food freak? Or someone who celebrates food? I am one of them! I love food, celebrate food, and weave my weekdays and weekends around menus. Dealing with a super fussy toddler and a food obsessed family is not really easy. After my daughter’s birth, I became quite busy and this super hectic schedule started taking a toll on my face. It was just so difficult for me to step out of my house, go for a facial and spend a box full of time
1. Fruits and fruits and more fruits for a long life and beautiful skin
2. Stay closer to nature
3. Try to consume cooked items within 24 hours
4. Rely upon fresh fruit juices to kill your cravings.
5. Fruit Juices can kill almost any disease.
Yes, when I was ill, I drank juice. I was fat; I drank juice to lose weight. I was hungry, I drank juice and with a dull complexion and pigments sprouting all over, these juices were all geared up to help me. It is a complex free puzzle. I will share with you all the wisdom that I gathered upon conducting several beauty experiments on my face. Results which over the counter fairness and whitening creams can never provide. You choose yours:
Yes, I know, you were thinking about oranges. Orange juice ranks first as it is a rich source of Vitamin C, and anything which is rich in Vitamin C is usually great to lighten the skin tone. Melanin, which makes the skin dark, is retarded by Orange juice. Drink this fruit juice regularly. Not just for glowing skin, but for active digestion as well. You can also make a face pack out of it by adding half a cup of fruit juice to Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti). I use this fruit juice face pack whenever I reach home during summers. It effective takes care of tanning, blackheads and gives a fair and radiant skin. Oranges also absorb the dirt and oil which makes skin look tired and dull.
Rich in Vitamin A and C, grape juice comes a close second in the list as grape juice is extremely effective in retaining collagen. Collagen helps in keeping skin elastic and supple. Apart from this, grape juice also Retinol takes care of the damaged skin, and helps in getting rid of pigmentation and dark patches. Since it has Potassium, grape juice is also helpful in optimizing the circulation of blood giving a flawless clear and glowing skin.
Apple fruit is considered extremely healthy. Apple juice delays aging process. Apple juice is rich in anti oxidants, and hence boosts the capability of your skin to fight agents which block the pores. Drink Apple fruit juice in the evening to bring natural radiance to your face. Iron present in Apples can give you s severe stomach ache if consumed without eating anything. Minerals present in Apples ensure that your skin glows throughout the year. Remember the compliment ‘kashmiri seb’? If your Dietitian or Doctor says that you are anemic or lack minerals, then apple is your one stop shop.
Mangoes have Vitamin A in abundance and Vitamin A is essential in maintaining a supple and flawless skin. I would not recommend Mango Juice for people like me who are fat and have an oily skin. So, everyone with dry and normal skin can drink Mango Juice and rub it on the face for making your skin naturally fair. Vitamin A is nature’s agent for facial beauty and bring the glow back to your face.
It can get better than this. If nothing works, and no fruit juice is effective on your skin, then drink Papaya juice. Papaya juice, when rubbed on dark under eye circles, will give you instantaneous results. It works well on pigments and open pores as well. With regular consumption and application of fruit Papaya juice, you will forget also those gruesome trips to parlors. You can also make a good face pack for skin whitening using this fruit juice if you have dry or normal skin.
Apply Papaya juice on your face after mixing it with Sandalwood Powder and leave it for fifteen minutes for smooth and fair skin. Wash your face with cold water. See the results for yourself. Papaya actively fights cancer cells. Apart from that, it also inhibits the cells responsible for growth of cancer. If your family has a history of Cancer or tumor of any sort, then drink and eat Papaya and use Papaya juice as a toner.
Watermelon Juice a natural source of fresh water and acts as an effective Toner and a helpful remedy for lightening your skin. It is mostly made up of water, and hence hydrates your skin, keeps the temperature low and can be applied on sun burns. The minerals effectively flush out toxins from the body and when applied on face, swallows all the dirt and cures sun tan. You can also apply the juice on your face by mixing it with gram flour. Make a thin paste, apply it and allow it to dry before washing it with cold water for long lasting brighter complexion.
Rich in anti oxidants, Vitamin A and C, use this juice for long lasting effects. Pomegranate juice, upon entering your facial tissues, retain Collagen, with is required for elastic and supple skin. Its juice also helps in getting rid of fine lines, wrinkles, helps in whitening your skin. Pomegranate juice is also used in most of the expensive facials. Try Pomegranate juice with gram flour (Besan) for dry skin and with Fuller’s Earth (Multani mitti) or Wheat flour for oily skin to bring back the glow to your face.
You can directly squeeze tomato juice on your face and its one of the best drinks to attain flawless and fair skin. For oily skin, it works wonders. Any ailment or problem related to beauty, and tomato will bless you. Dark spots, tanning, excess oil, pigmentation, rough uneven skin, under eye circles, etc. are all cured by Tomato. Try to include tomato juice once a week in case you are regular with your beauty regime. You can also use Tomato juice with Fuller’s Earth, make an even paste and apply it on your face for twenty minutes for a sparkling smooth and white face.
Lemon has skin lightening properties. A must have ingredient in your kitchen, Lemon is a sought after ingredient in beauty treatments. It is one of the best natural skin lightening juices. It is often under rated though. Use lemon as:
1. Directly rub lemon wedges on your face if your skin is tanned, doing it everyday will lighten your skin tone.
2. Squeeze lemon drops in Sandalwood Powder and use it as a face pack. You can also replace it Sandalwood with Wheat flour and Fuller’s Earth.
3. If your skin is very dark, then mix lemon juice and honey. Apply and leave it for some time and then wash it off. This will give results after ten days or so.
4. Apart from face, you can always use lemon juice on dark neck, elbows and knees to ward off the dirt and black patches.
There are many ways to use fruit juices on face for fair glowing skin. Like,
1. Sprinkle some on your face.
2. Dip cotton and dab it on your face gently.
3. Put some juice in ice tray. Let it freeze, and then rub these cubes on your face for splendid results. But do this only in case of extreme summers and do not eat Rice, Curd or anything cold after this treatment. Try this treatment during day time only.
4. Drink it, simple!
Use fruit juice for facial treatment only when the juice is freshly procured. Stay away from the canned or preserved fruit juices. Do not add sugar or salt and do not strain your drink either.
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