An apple is an exceptional fruit. Not to forget that, along with being filled with essential nutrients like antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, fibers, etc, it was the apple that made the legend Issac Newton formulate the theory of gravitational force when it struck his head while he was contemplating life under an apple tree.
Along with being juicy, sweet, and delicious, apples offer numerous health benefits like improving heart, bone, and gut health. Apples are also known to have magical effects on the skin. They are a storehouse of various essential nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, and potassium which are required for healthy, glowing, and fresh skin. You can apply apple juice or put apple peels and their slices on your face to reap its benefits. Or you can simply buy an apple face mask to freshen your skin after a long tiring day.
If you are curious to find how apples can help you have supple and fresh skin, just sit with a warm glass of apple cider, snacking it with some apple slices and consider these incredible skin benefits now:
1. Apple brighten skin and reduce dark circles
Nutrients present in apples help brighten your skin complexion and prevent it from tanning. Apples contain vitamin A, which reduces sebum production and makes your skin look brighter.
In addition to brightening the skin, apples effectively reduce dark circles and puffy eyes. Vitamin C, present in apples, reduces the dark circles by strengthening the delicate under-eye skin. It also improves the skin’s elasticity by concealing the blood vessels under the eyes.
2. Prevent premature skin ageing
Apples are high in several antioxidants such as catechin, chlorogenic acid, and quercetin which help to fight off premature skin aging. Antioxidants, also called free radical scavengers, when not removed can induce oxidative stress to the skin, which results in fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots before old age. Apple prevents the formation of these free reactive oxygen species and removes them before they damage healthy skin cells or any other cells in the body.
3. Apple keeps your skin hydrated and supple
Dehydration also leads to premature aging, when your skin does not get sufficient moisture, it becomes scaly and rough. Apples have 86% water, consuming them regularly may help you keep your body and skin hydrated. Also, vitamin C found in apples keeps the skin supple, plump, and smooth by helping it retain water.
4. Protect your skin from the sun
Apple contains copper which aids in the formation of red blood cells, iron absorption, and production of melanin. Melanin is a natural skin pigment that provides color to human skin, eyes, and hair and also protects the skin from harmful ultra violets rays. But it is not enough to keep your skin safe on harsh sunny days. Apart from keeping your skin protected from damaging sun rays apples are also effective in treating sunburns. It also repairs the damaged skin by preventing it from peeling off.
Also, eating apples is not enough to protect your skin from UV rays. You need to apply sunscreen too.
5. Apple heals acne, blemishes and dark spots
Apple comes to the rescue to get rid of acne, blemishes, and dark spots in the skin. Nutrients found in apples not only combat unwanted dark spots but also prevent the production of enzymes that cause hyperpigmentation (a condition in which dark spots and patches appear on your skin). Eating or applying apples can help in soothing skin redness, calming skin inflammation, and providing relief from acne.
Summing it up
Apples are not only a popular fruit in the world but are also tasty, juicy, and healthy.
They are incredibly beneficial for the skin as they are filled with vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants.
So, as you have last the few sips of your apple cider, remember to include apples in your diet to get the most out of this nutrient-rich fruit. You can also apply the apple slices or pulp in tropically different ways to get instant results on your skin.
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