is the dream of every woman to have a beautiful, fresh
and youthful skin. The first step in looking younger
begins with what you decide to put into your mouth.
Your diet and lifestyle plays a major part in deciding
the beauty of your skin. Most people think of a diet
as being appropriate only for getting a beautiful figure,
however eating the right kind of foods and following
a proper diet will put you on the fast track to a healthy
body and healthy and glowing skin. The secret to a beautiful,
healthy and glowing skin is FRUITS.
Include plenty of fruits in your diet and you will see
the difference within a week. Fruit is essential for
both inner and outer beauty since it enhances the beauty
of your skin and hair.
What makes fruit so wonderful is that it is rich in
skin and hair enhancing vitamins, acids, and enzymes.
Fruit can be used in just about every beauty product
to cleanse, freshen, tone, and condition our bodies.
Find out the characteristics
of the following fruits and what wonders they can do
to your skin:
Apples: Apples can used as great conditioner
and toner. They have been used for centuries for their
skin-healing powers. Add a cup of apple juice to your
bath to cleanse and soften your skin. The juice of apple
can be used as breathe freshener. Apple juice when applied
to your hair scalp can prevent dandruff. Use as a final
rinse after shampooing your hair.
Lemons: A classic home
beauty ingredient, lemons are used to cleanse and freshen
the skin and hair. Use lemon slices to soften rough
skin spots such as elbows and heels. Lemon slices also
help deodorize and mix a few teaspoons of lemon juice
in your bath and you will feel fresh the whole day.
Lemon juice can be added to your favourite cleanser
or shampoo to refresh and tone your scalp. It also helps
can be used for conditioning and skin toning treatment.
They are rich in salicylic acid an ingredient found
in many commercial acne creams and thus are the best
treatment for troubled or teenage skin. Mix 1/2-cup
fresh strawberries with a tablespoon of sour cream for
a weekly facial mask. Eating fresh berries will also
help whiten your teeth and keep your breath fresh.
Banana: Banana can be used for moisturising and
soothing your skin and hair. They are rich in protein
and natural fats and can be used by all skin types.
An easy facemask that will make your skin smooth is
to apply mashed banana over your skin and keep it for
15 minutes, rinse off with warm water and moisturize
well. Mashed banana also makes a wonderful hair conditioner
mixed with a teaspoon or two of honey.
Pineapple: Like papaya pineapples are also good
skin softeners, which cleanse and rejuvenate dull and
dry skin, especially for classic rough skin spots like
knees, elbows, and heels. Use a slice of pineapple as
you would a sponge or loofah to scrub your body in the
bath or shower.
Papaya: Papaya is rich in natural enzymes and
is the best treatment for cleansing your skin. For having
a fresh and glowing skin apply the oaste of mashed papaya
and 3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and massage all over
your body monthly. Leave on your skin for no more than
five minutes and rinse thoroughly. Do not use on your
face and avoid sensitive skin areas.
Peaches: Peaches are
best for soothing and cleansing dry skin. Mash a fresh
peach and combine with a tablespoon of plain yogurt
to make a smooth paste. Apply on the skin and keep it
for 15 mins and then wash off with cold water.