Widely known as Nature’s best body boosters, the restorative properties of fruits can extend to your skin and hair, too. Here are some spoils of the earth you can easily include in your beauty regime.
1. Advocating Avocado
They are sometimes called Nature’s moisturisers, and for good reason. Chock full of ‘good fats’ and phytonutrients, avocado oil is very similar to our skin’s natural oil. Applied topically, it can hydrate skin, nails, and even hair, acting as a wonderful anti-wrinkle agent.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is an eye cream that contains avocado oil, fatty acids and Vitamin A. It moisturises the delicate area around your eyes and keeps those fine lines at bay. For the same hydrating treatment for your hair, the Magic Elixir Hair Restructuring Concentrate with Rosemary Leaf & Avocado uses the oil from the fruit to restore the lustre to your locks from their roots.
Crabtree & Evelyn has an entire line of skincare products that taps into the moisturising magic of the avocado. The Avocado Skin Revitalising Body Lotion, Avocado Skin Nourishing Body Butter and Avocado Hand Therapy are formulated with avocado extracts and shea butter to condition your skin, leaving it soft and supple.
2. Put on Pomegranate
Since the ancient civilisations, humankind has celebrated the unique health and beauty benefits of the pomegranate. This superfood contains antioxidants that help the skin produce more collagen. They also prevent damage caused by free radicals, helping to heal the skin and maintain its elasticity. Pomegranate juice also contains micronutrients and phytochemicals which produce a moisturising effect. The jewel-like seeds of the pomegranate, when crushed, work as an excellent natural exfoliant.
The pomegranate features prominently as an ingredient in The Body Shop’s skin care products which are formulated to address the signs of ageing. The full product range includes facial wash, toners, firming creams, firming serums, firming lotions, and cleansers.
The Face Shop offers the goodness of pomegranate in a spray. Its Pomegranate Collagen Jelly Mist promises to improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles.
3. Pile on the Papaya and Pineapple
Papayas are natural exfoliants and a good source of Vitamin A and papain, while pineapples are effective emollients full of Vitamin C and amino acids that nourish the skin.
At Watson’s, you can get Giovanni’s Tangerine & Papaya Butter Ultra-Volume Foam Styling Mousse that will add oomph to your hair the way the fruits pamper your skin.
4. Bring on the Bananas
Bananas are rich in Vitamins A, B, C and E, along with potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. All these can treat dandruff and reduce hair loss.
The Body Shop’s Banana Conditioner takes all the goodness from the banana and puts it in a bottle for effortless hair care. The banana puree in the conditioner will nourish your mane, leaving it soft, shiny, and ever so manageable.
5. Make Mine Mango
Rich in Vitamins A and B, and chock full of antioxidants, mangoes fight skin ageing by regenerating skin cells and restoring skin elasticity.
The Face Shop leverages the mango’s skin-revitalising abilities and includes mango oil in its facial products. You can count on the face oil, toner, moisturiser and eye cream to give your face a lift.
6. Naturally Nice
Strawberries contain malic acid, a natural whitening agent. Rub some on your skin for a creamy complexion or to get rid of that tropical tan. The acid also keeps skin firm and glowing.
Add a cup of apple juice to your bath to cleanse and smoothen your skin, or use it as a toner to fight acne and reduce those pesky blackheads and whiteheads. Apple juice also makes a good hair conditioner as it will bring out the shine in your crowning glory.
With these super fruits, Nature has given us a bountiful harvest for our beauty regime. Eat and apply your fruits wisely, and you are on your way to becoming a natural beauty.
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