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Aakriti Mehra, MD dermatologist of Enhance Clinics, shares some skin benefits of fruits and how they help in making the skin glow, said a statement

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It contains a higher level of vitamin C and manganese which helps to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, lightens age spots and freckles
Strawberries contains a higher level of vitamin C and manganese which helps to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, lightens age spots and freckles. Pixabay
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If bananas can help in maintaining the elasticity of the skin, strawberries provide exfoliation and cleansing. In short, fruits can help in achieving glowing skin if used religiously, says an expert.

Aakriti Mehra, MD dermatologist of Enhance Clinics, shares some skin benefits of fruits and how they help in making the skin glow, said a statement.

* Banana: It is a rich source of vitamin and minerals including potassium, manganese, biotin, vitamin C and B6. The vitamins maintain the elasticity of the skin and the antioxidants prevent aging. It is also a natural moisturiser and can be used in homemade scrubs and masks.

* Orange: Like most citrus fruits it contains a high level of vitamin C along with beta carotene, folic acid, phosphates, iodides, iron, phytonutrients and flavonoids. These components help to treat dark spots and blemishes. The orange peel can be powdered and used as a scrub for instant glow and skin whitening as it acts as a natural bleach. It also acts as a toner removing dirt, dead skin and giving the skin a firmer feel.

The vitamins maintain the elasticity of the skin and the antioxidants prevent aging.
The vitamins in banana maintain the elasticity of the skin and the antioxidants prevent aging. Pixabay

* Strawberry: It contains a higher level of vitamin C and manganese which helps to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, lightens age spots and freckles. Strawberries also prevent thinning of hair and give it a glossy shine. It can be used as an exfoliator in foot scrubs.

* Tomato: It is rich in vitamin A, C & K. it acts as an antioxidant in preventing aging and is used widely as a whitening and de-tanning agent.

* Papaya: The fruit contains a rich amount of antioxidants like carotenes and vitamin B and C. It keeps your skin hydrated, making it supple and smooth. It also has exfoliation and anti-aging properties.

* Avocado: With a high concentration of vitamin A and E, it gives your skin a natural glow. It also helps to moisturise and rejuvenate the scalp.

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* Grapes: They have phytochemicals and phytonutrients which are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in nature helping regeneration and healing of skin.

* Apple: It contains vitamin C which helps to boost collagen and tightens the skin. It also has copper which is important for melanin production and vitamin A with other antioxidants which control acne, decrease dark eye pigmentation and increase hair growth. It has also been shown to decrease the dandruff in the scalp. (Bollywood Country)

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Drink Tea for Thinner Body, Beautiful Skin

Experts at the Tea Advisory Panel (TAP), which provides objective information about tea, have enlisted the beauty secrets behind a cup of tea:

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Drinking tea can be beneficial mentally, emotionally, socially and physically. Pixabay

Scientific research testifies to the health benefits of all kinds of tea, which not only help with beauty factors but also weight loss and hydration of skin, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Experts at the Tea Advisory Panel (TAP), which provides objective information about tea, have enlisted the beauty secrets behind a cup of tea:

* Provides water to skin: Good hydration is important for the health of all our body organs, tissues and cells. A recent study suggested that drinking up to six cups of tea per day, has the same hydrating properties to water.

* The role of tea in skin health: Healthy skin is well hydrated skin.Drinking enough fluid which can include all types of tea is important for restoring fluid loss which can occur to a greater extent during summer. Adequate hydration can help to keep the skin in good condition.

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A recent study suggested that drinking up to six cups of tea per day, has the same hydrating properties to water. Pixabay

White tea has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory activity in human skin. In one study, human skin cells were exposed in the laboratory to hydrogen peroxide. White tea was shown to reduce the inflammation that would normally result from hydrogen peroxide exposure.

* Tea and weight loss: Tea consumption has been associated with less weight gain over time. Drinking tea more than once a week has been linked to lower body fat percentages and smaller waist circumferences than non-tea drinkers. It is also important to note that all teas, including black tea, with semi-skimmed milk and no sugar, is a lower calorie alternative than other popular drinks. Tea has been recommended to take precedence over other beverages to help reduce energy intake and maintain hydration.

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* Tea bags for beauty: While tea has great hydrating properties vital for our skin beauty and helps aid weight loss, the humble tea bag can also offer a host of beauty secrets. Tea bags soaked in warm water and placed over closed eyes revitalise tired puffy eyes. Freshly brewed tea as a conditioning final rinse after a shampoo. Peppermint tea makes a great soothing mouthwash. (Bollywood Country)