When it comes to the winter season, people do love the season yes, but do not like the effects it has on the skin. While the winters wind is cold and makes the skin go as dry as possible, what people tend to ignore is the power of the winter fruits and their great effects on the skin during the winters. Winter fruits for skin care are loaded with AHA's, natural minerals and vitamins all of which are great in moisturizing, cleaning and cleansing the winter cold beaten skin.
Some of the winter fruits for skin care that you might find helpful to ward off the dry and harsh winter air are given below.
Doted as a wonder fruit, bananas are the best fruit moisturizers along with being a great agent in tightening the skin and works wonders in hydrating and nourishing the dry winter skin as well. As a skin invigorator, bananas are also known to have the property of opening the skin pores and cleansing the same resulting into a spotless skin tone in the long run. Mash a banana thoroughly and add full cream milk as well as 1 tsp of oatmeal to form a smooth paste. Apply the same on the skin. After the application, washing off the same first with milk followed by water helps the skin glow with nourishment and make it equally flawless like it was never before!
An exotic winter fruit with the goodness of vitamins E, D & A along with minerals like potassium found in it, this fruit avocado when applied to skin helps in treating and nourishing dry and sun damaged skin to a large extent. Avocado as a fruit is known to have unimaginable results if applied on sun burnt skin which does away with the impacts of tanned skin tone woes. Mash an avocado thoroughly and add 2 tablespoon honey, 2 marigold flowers and 1 tablespoon of fresh cream to it and blend it well. Application of this mask on the skin and keeping it on for 15 minutes and rinsing off with water after it dries up work wonders.
A winter fruit which is a great skin softener and toner for dead skin cells, oranges are rich in vitamin C content as well. To get the goodness of oranges, one can rub the peel directly on the skin or make a paste from it. The paste can be easily formed by grinding the skin of an orange and add milk and honey to it. Application of the same on to the skin serves the purpose. Another great way of getting the right effects of the winter fruit orange is to mix orange peels, orange leaves and orange flowers in a bowl of boiling hot mineral water. This acts as a great "morning tonic" for the dull winter skin and can be easily stored into the fridge for at least 10 days.
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Apples are a wonder fruit for ones who have a fair and yet a sensitive skin tone as it is extremely high on vitamin content. The softening and the astringent properties in apples make them effective in keeping the skin hydrated and supple. Mash an apple and mix one tablespoon honey into it and apply the same on clean skin. This is indeed helpful in hydrating and softening the skin. This apple based face masks work wonder on oily or maybe combination skin types without the untoward incidences of skin breakouts which are common in the winters when creams and moisturizers are usually tried on.
Along with the high vitamin C content that this winter fruit is loaded with, strawberries are also rich in alpha hydroxyl acid also known as salicylic acid which in turn helps the skin to glow eradicating the acne woes. The presence of antioxidant, ellagic acid further improve the skin as this one has the property to reduce the wrinkle effects and protects the skin against the harmful UV rays of sun too. Application of strawberries on the skin in winters not only helps get rid of the oily winter skin woes but also has an array of medicinal and astringent properties to them. To use this, one can mash about 20 strawberries with 4 teaspoon of yogurt and apply the paste on the skin. Keep it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing.
Since ages, pomegranate as a winter fruit have been used as an effective winter scrub whose juice once absorbed by the skin cells acts effectively in keeping the skin supple and young. To make the scrub for the body and the face, one needs to take the peels of the fruit and crush them with 10 almonds, and two tablespoon of milk. Gently scrubbing the face and the body with the same and washing it off first with milk and then with water brings out the best in the harsh winters.
While winters are always about taking care of the skin so that it is extra protected from the outside cold air, the winter fruits available at this time are also great in improving the overall health of the body, thus in turn resulting in a glowing skin too. Why does one need to spend thousands on cosmetics and high end chemicals when Mother Nature is filled with natural resources which help to keep the skin and body healthy to the optimum?
Don't wait, pick and choose the fruit which suits you the best and bask in winter skin glory without a care in the world!
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