The phrase ‘peaches and cream’ complexion may have been inspired by how gorgeous the pink, juicy fruit looks. But there may be more value to the analogy than what meets the eye.
The lush, delicious peach can also ensure that you look like a million bucks by just feasting on it regularly. For people looking for a tasty and convenient way to eat their way to beautiful, glowing skin, peaches are the answer. Here’s a glimpse into the ways in which this fruit gives you that enviable flush you’ve always yearned for…
A treasure trove of vitamins: You may tire of spelling out the vitamins that peaches are rich in and the list will still not be over. From vitamin A, beta-carotene, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) to vitamin E, K, B1, B2 and B3, peaches contain every essential vitamin that your skin needs to look healthy and impeccable. It is also a storehouse of minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and copper, which bring back the youthful lustre of your face.
Combatant of free radicals: Peaches are high in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-crytoxanthin which help in scavenging the oxygen-derived free radicals. These radicals are the most common reason for ageing, dark spots and wrinkles. Peaches provide protection against all of these signs of deteriorating skin and restore its natural luminosity.
Natural moisturizer: Peaches are loaded with water content which keeps the skin moisturized from within, naturally. By eating enough peaches, you are not just gifting your body an abundance of healthy vitamins and minerals but are also replenishing its hydration. Peach consumption may just be the remedy those with dry skin are looking for!
Storehouse of selenium: A paucity of Selenium in the body increases the risk of some forms of skin cancer. This can be prevented by eating enough peaches that can help you up your Selenium intake. A cup of peaches, for instance, contains 0.2 milligrams of this vital element and can go a long way in ensuring the health of your skin and your body overall.
DIY exfoliator: Besides eating peaches, you can also use them for making your at-home exfoliator. Just rub a peach slice all over your face and get rid of the dead skin that has been dulling your glow. Your skin will look radiant and nourished like never before thanks to a peach-rich diet and peach-focussed natural face packs.
The article has been authored by Sonia Narang, Wellness and Nutrition Expert, Oriflame India.