Do not forget the power of peels | Fashion Trends

While many of us try to include a variety of vegetables and fruits in our daily diet to achieve that glowing and smooth skin, we often ignore the power of their peels and automatically throw them in the trash without a thought. Here are some vegetable and fruit peels to try for your next self-care Sunday routine:

orange

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Many people don’t know that the orange peel contains more vitamin C than the fruit itself. As a result of its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, orange peels are an excellent choice for reducing acne, blackheads, blemishes and dark circles. They can be used as a natural facial cleanser, as well as to reduce sun tans, hydrate and naturally brighten the skin.

How to use:

Make a paste with dried orange peel and milk. Apply it on your face and watch your skin tone change.

For an anti-acne face mask, grind the peel of an orange and soaked masoor lentil into a thin paste. Allow it to sit on your face for 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

potato

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A commonly used vegetable in Indian households, potato peels are high in nutrients like iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. It contains enzymes and vitamin C, both of which help soothe dark, puffy and tired eyes.

How to use:

Add 1 tablespoon of water to the potato peels and mix. Apply this mixture on your face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash your face with water.

Freeze some leftover potato peels in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes. Once cooled, place the peels on and around your eyes. After 15 to 20 minutes, wash off with cold water.

Papaya

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One of the most versatile fruits, papaya peels can be rubbed directly on your skin to help exfoliate. It is rich in vitamin A and contains an enzyme called papain that helps restore and rebuild damaged skin. It softens the skin and prevents sagging along with being an exfoliant.

How to use:

Mix papaya peel with honey and lime to make a pasty mixture. Apply the paste on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.

Cut the papaya peel into small pieces and soak it in vinegar for a month or two. Your papaya-infused vinegar is now ready to use. You can use this mixture in any homemade skin care recipe.

banana

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The humble banana is a moisturizing fruit that heals and moisturizes dry skin, but its peel has numerous skin benefits. Rich in vitamins A, B12, B6, C, D, magnesium and potassium, it perfects skin tone and helps eliminate acne and signs of aging. Due to its soothing properties, it is also beneficial for skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.

How to use:

Rubbing a banana peel gently on your pimples and acne can get rid of it.

Rub the clean peel on your face for five to seven minutes before washing off. To cure psoriasis and relieve discomfort, apply it to the infected area.

lemon

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Lemon peel contains some enzymes, vitamins and minerals that are often neglected, which are beneficial for skin discoloration, sun tan, blemishes and unwanted facial hair as lemon is an excellent bleaching agent.

How to use:

Apply lemon peel on age spots and dark areas. Since lemon has a low pH, it works as an excellent toner for the skin.

Mix lemon peel and honey in a mixer to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste on a clean face and leave it for 30 minutes. After washing, dry.

Tomato

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Tomatoes, which are high in antioxidants, help in getting rid of blemishes on your skin. Being acidic in nature, they are excellent skin cleansers. For glowing skin, apply tomato peel on your face once a week. It solves the problem of excessively oily skin and balances the natural pH level of your skin with regular application.

How to use:

Cut a tomato in half and apply it on the face.

Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off with cold water.

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