Fresh fruits for glowing skin

KATHMANDU: We all love eating fresh fruits; they are not only refreshing but also good detoxification agents. Next time when you are enjoying fruits, save some for your skin because fruits can do wonders for your complexion when applied in the right manner.

Here are some fruits and their beauty benefits.

Papaya: Papaya, which is rich in papain enzyme and Vitamin A, is the best treatment for exfoliating your skin. For having a fresh and glowing skin apply mashed papaya and three 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. Use it with caution for the first time as it may sometimes irritate sensitive skin.

Pineapple: Like papaya, pineapples are great skin softeners, which cleanses and rejuvenates dull and dry skin. Use pineapple slices on 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.

Peaches: Peaches are highly emollient and perfect for dry skin types. Mash a fresh peach and combine with a tablespoon of plain yoghurt to make a smooth paste. Apply on the skin and leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Your skin will feel moisturised and supple to the touch.