The peaches arrive with the monsoons in India, roughly around June, for the rest of the world. If you have not been tempted by these deliciously juicy, wonderfully succulent, and splendidly aromatic fruits, well, be tempted now! The more you gorge on them, the healthier your skin will look. Below are the many ways these seasonal fruits will benefit your overall look.
Dry skin looks ugly! It needs to remain moist and supple always. Regular, albeit moderate, consumption of medium-sized peaches, containing all manner of minerals (potassium, phosphorus, copper, etc.), vitamins, and antioxidants (lutein, zeaxanthin, etc.), suffices to keep the skin well moisturized.
These luscious fruits remove dead skin cells and regenerate skin tissues. However, if you dislike gorging on them, you may go in for ‘application’ processes. To begin with, make a paste of the pulp inside the fruit. Now, combine it with yogurt. After blending the ingredients well, spread the mixture over your skin. Focus more on dry areas. Let it stay on for some time before rinsing your skin with lukewarm water. Do this regularly, and you should soon enjoy moist, supple, and smooth skin!
Then again, you may like to utilize the fruit juice directly. Including it in your skin care regimen would be great, specifically if your skin exhibits an oily texture. Peach juice is not for dry skins alone. You will love to feel the softness of your glowing skin after some days! (1) (2)
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Exfoliates and Moisturizes
Studies have shown that fresh and canned peaches contain healthy amounts of vitamins A, E, and C. What can vitamin C do for your skin? It is an excellent antioxidant. Naturally, it ensures that your skin cells remain free from oxidative damage caused by harmful free radicals. How does it do it? It cleanses the surface of your skin by removing all the dry and dead cells accumulated over it. You may consider it a splendid exfoliator!
Just to let you know, free radicals refer to unstable ions (electrically charged particles) that befriend the oxygen atoms in your body, thereby causing all manner of havoc. The increasing formation of free radicals may be attributed to escalating environmental pollution levels, radiation, usage of herbicides, spread of cigarette smoke, etc.
When applying a fruity mask over your face, think of peach slices! Move them vigorously all over the face. Let the juicy stuff remain over your face for some time. Finally, wash your face with lukewarm water. As soon as the underlying cells receive nourishment, they respond by providing a superb glow to your visage!
When combined with vitamin A and the rich quantity of water in the fruit, vitamin C becomes even more dynamic in its functioning! Make peaches a regular diet, and watch the compliments pour in! Yes, moist and elastic skin always adds charm to a person’s! At the same time, do not go overboard in your consumption of these ‘tempting’ fruits. Remain moderate in your eating habits. Sometimes, you may go in for a topical application of peach pulp.
Controls Premature Aging
Now, there cannot be a single person in the world who does not like to retain her youthful looks forever! Therefore, if you desire to keep the signs of aging, especially premature signs, befriend the peaches. The signs become even more prominent when you prefer to remain outdoors rather than indoors. Sometimes, this habit takes a more dangerous turn, activating the formation of cancer cells. Therefore, scientists are exploring the possibilities of using peaches to fight some types of skin cancer.
Once again, the antioxidants, especially vitamin C or ascorbic acid, come into play here. They refuse to let free radicals cause too much damage to your skin, both from within and without. You may rest assured that these antioxidants will go all out to ensure they remain stable and do not harm you. As a result, you can witness the premature signs of aging decrease on your face. As the age spots, fine lines, blemishes, dark circles under the eyes, dark spots, or wrinkles gradually disappear, your skin will feel as if it has been reborn! It is no wonder that peach forms an essential ingredient for face masks that prevent aging. Your tired-looking skin is replaced by fresh-looking and tightened skin!
Gain Protection from Mr. Sun
You cannot allow the fear of becoming sunburned or suffering from other skin issues to keep you from venturing outside. Mr. Sun is bound to hover over you and everyone else throughout the day. He will shine powerfully and direct harmful ultraviolet rays toward the Earth! The potassium, beta carotene, selenium, magnesium, and vitamins K, A, and C will help you remain harm-free.
In case you do become a victim of sunburn, you may boil a peach first before mashing it thoroughly with the aid of a fork. Next, apply this mixture to your face. After allowing it to remain, wash your face with lukewarm water.
Even the peel of the peach fruit is beneficial. You may use it to thoroughly clean your skin after returning outdoors.
Get the Healing Touch
The peach is a versatile fruit rich in essential nutrients like minerals and proteins. Making it a dietary staple aids in healing cuts, wounds, and lacerations, thanks to the proteins that initiate tissue repair. Regular peach consumption enhances internal immunity, flushing out accumulated toxins and preventing skin infections. Each serving is a low-calorie option that offers 70 calories, making fresh peaches an excellent alternative for immune system support without concerns about weight gain.
You know that the skin forms a protective covering for the entire body. Therefore, you must focus on the face and the rest of the body. You may try a recipe that will serve as a scrub for the face and the entire body.
At the outset, get together certain ingredients. Peel and pit a ripe peach (preferably organic). The other materials are half a tablespoon of oil (olive, coconut, or almond), half a tablespoon of raw and warm honey (organic), and brown sugar.
Put the peach in a blender/food processor for pureeing. If necessary, you may add a little water too. When done, transfer the pureed peach to a bowl. Pour in the other ingredients. Mix well. Pour into an airtight bottle. You may store this recipe in the refrigerator for a week.
When you are ready to use it, take some of the scrubs in your hand and apply them to the face, neck, and body. Use circular motions to spread the mixture onto the skin. You may add more brown sugar to exfoliate your skin if you need more brown sugar. Let the scrub remain on your face for five minutes or so. Then, use a warm washcloth to rinse it off. Finally, apply moisturizer over your skin.
Peaches, arriving with the monsoons in India and around June globally, offer numerous benefits for skin health. Rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, peaches combat dryness, exfoliate and moisturize, control premature aging, protect from sun damage, and aid healing. Consuming or applying peaches topically revitalizes the skin, reducing signs of aging, promoting moisture, and offering protection against environmental factors. A homemade peach scrub enhances overall skin health and can be easily prepared and applied for improved complexion and texture.