18 April 2016
Fruity Skincare Tips for Summer 2016
There always seems to be a new way of looking after your skin. Last week we reported on the latest trend in skincare being to rub garlic across your spots to reduce the redness; and continuing on a culinary skincare theme we have another one this week.
According to skincare experts, one of the most effective ways of keeping your skin hydrated through the warm summer months ahead (we hope), is to use fruit treatments. It is believed that the various nutrients in your typical fruits can have a positive effect on your skin – but don’t worry, you don’t have to rub them all on your face!
A lot of the fruits listed in the study were ones that you can eat – and may already be eating – giving you another reason to try and get your five-a-day. The fruits mentioned included:
Firstly, yes, cucumber is actually a fruit and not a vegetable. It is believed that cucumber slices can have a much greater impact on your skin than just hydrating your eyes during a facial. You can use the thinly sliced cucumber to scrub your skin, while cucumber juice can help to tone and remove dark circles.
Undoubtedly one of the most hydrating fruits, and perfect for those sunny afternoons outdoors, this rich source of Vitamins A and C has a variety of anti-ageing properties. It is also great for people who have oily skin as it is apparently the best natural absorbent of oil.
There are all kinds of benefits to eating bananas, in addition to the obvious health ones related to your diet. A rich source of Vitamins A, B and E; bananas help to bring back the natural glow of your skin, and also helps to make your skin look significantly younger, reducing the impact of lines and wrinkles.
Rubbing lemon on your skin can help to remove the dead skin cells on your face, reducing blackheads and enhancing the natural tone of your skin for a fresher and younger complexion.
A true summer fruit, mango is one of the best available to help fight the signs of ageing. Full of Vitamin A and antioxidants, mango can combat sagging eyes and crow’s feet for a significantly younger complexion.
So the next time you’re in the supermarket and you walk down the fruit and veg aisle, don’t just think about your fruit salad or cocktails in the sunshine; consider your skin too!
Would you ever use any fruits, or other foods, to look after your skin? Perhaps you already have and can tell us what has worked for you – we’d love to hear your thoughts and tips on our Facebook page.
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