Do you ever get sick of using multiple face washes, moisturizers and having to wear cover-up because your face is lacking that “natural glow” that everyone else seems to have? What if it was possible to get that glow without going out of your way to buy the newest (and expensive) beauty products?
Valley did some research and compiled a list of five fruits that can give you that glow you have been looking for all winter long.
Being a fruit rich in Vitamin A, B and E, bananas act as an anti-aging agent. Eating them is obviously one way to gain these nutrients for your skin but another option is mashing up a banana, mixing it with some honey and using it as a facial mask.
Bananas are also good sources of fiber, magnesium, minerals as well as potassium. This fruit helps maintain proper blood circulation and helps build immunity to sicknesses from within.
Bananas are great snacks to eat in between meals to avoid unhealthy eating as well. With the cold and flu season still in front of us, who wouldn’t want to protect themselves while gaining healthy, glowing skin.
This is a fruit that some express to be a miracle fruit, or say something along the lines of, “lemons will make you live longer.” Valley can’t guarantee that, but what we can guarantee is that lemons are a good source of Vitamin C and have natural bleaching properties making it a good cleanser that lightens blemishes, acne scars, spots and evens out skin tones.
To jumpstart your day, Valley suggests drinking one glass of warm water mixed with a splash of lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey before eating breakfast.
Lemons juice mixed with honey helps reduce blemishes as a mask, fight the development of cellulite and clear your skin from within.
Oranges being another super fruit are a good source of Vitamin C, which improves your skins texture and glow. They remove blemishes and naturally work as an anti-aging agent because they naturally slow down the aging process.
As an alternative than just eating oranges, take a few orange peels and seal them in an airtight container until they’re dried out and hardened. When they are done drying out, crush them into a powdery form and mix with water as a face scrub that Valley suggests you use twice a week.
This scrub as well as consuming oranges will rid your skin of dryness and give it back its natural glow.
Whether it’s a Golden Delicious, Ben’s Red or Macintosh apple, they all have high antioxidants, which can prevent cell and tissue damage and work as anti-aging agents. Apples help minimize wrinkles and fine lines.
Apples are a healthy snack to eat in between meals and can be mixed in many alternative foods like smoothies and fruit salads.
Valley suggests as an alternative way to gain the nutrients is to apply apple juice mixed with some honey on your face, letting it dry and then washing it off. Apples work as good hydrating facemasks and help to rejuvenate your skin.
This is a fruit that not many people seem to get their hands on, but it is definitely one worth trying. Papayas are a great source of antioxidants and an enzyme called papain.
Papaya can rid skin impurities and remove dead skin cells when used physically on the skin as a scrub. By taking a papaya (cutting it in half) and rubbing it gently on your face for about a minute, this exfoliates and softens your skin.
As another alternative, Valley suggests blending papaya with two tablespoons of either honey or yogurt and using this mixture as a facemask. Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water and follow up with a moisturizer to help notice the difference.