Nature doesn’t fail to surprise be it with fruits or vegetables and the innumerable benefits they have to offer. And now since we are in F, lets see what ingredients in F help in skincare.
Fig or anjeer is loaded with antioxidants. When we say antioxidants we know that the major role is to combat skin ageing. FIg helps in rejuvenating skin, evenning the complexion, prevents wrinkles and cures boils and warts. Fig was cleopatra’s favourite fruit.
The antioxidant property help reduce the depth of the wrinkles. Figs help to decrease melanin production , water loss and sebum production.As a result it helps in increased hydration. Its effective in treating pigmentation, acne and wrinkles.
Figs help in rejuvenation. The benefit can be attained when you consume or apply them on skin.
Take fig cut in half, scoop of fresh and mash it up with yogurt or honey. Apply and wash of after 15 minutes. This mask offers instant freshness to skin.
Soft and supple skin
Loaded with vitamin C figs also contain a lot of anti oxidants which help in making the skin tone even.
Blend figs with milk and oats and also add half a teaspoon fof dry ginger powder. Apply on to skin and wash off after 15 minutes to discover smooth skin.
Soak and blend figs. Add in 2-3 drops of almond oil. Apply on face and wash off after it dries.
Heal boils and warts
The anti inflammatory property in figs makes them beneficial in healing boils and warts. Figs can be cut and directly used on affected area to gain maximum benefit of reduced inflammation.
Omega 3 fatty acids have innumerable benefits majorly for health. But sadly vegetarian sources are very limited. But a small seed that gives you what you missed is something great. Flax seeds are enriched with omega 3 fatty acids which play major role in heart, skin and hair health.
When flax seeds are used in topical application, the oil in them helps in providing nourishment to skin, improve skin barrier,regulate sebum production and provide nutrients which are wiped off when skin is exposed to harsh chemicals in the name of exfoliation. The seeds help in replenishing vitamins and minerals there by giving you glowing skin.
Glowing skin: The omega 3 fatty acids in flax seeds help keep the skin hydrated and prevent drying as a result your skin glows.
Anti-ageing: The antioxidants in flax seed help in fighting against ageing thereby reducing fine lines, wrinkles and help in skin tightening and lessening of sagging skin.
Acne prevention: Flax seeds help in balanced production of estrogen thereby reducing chances of breakouts. Flax seeds also help regulate sebum production.
Skin rejuvenation: Flax seed when grounded and made powder can be incorporated into face packs due to its quality of being an excellent agent for exfoliation.
Soothes skin irritation: The anti inflammatory property in the seeds help provide a healing effect to the redness and irritation caused by UV rays and free radicals.
When consumed , flax seeds help in repairing skin from the inside. They help in curbing inflammation, balancing estrogen production and strengthening the skin cells from within thereby helping you achieve flawless and healthy glowing skin.
Consuming two spoons of flax seed each day helps in solving most of your skin care problems. It’s water retention abilities help the skin retain moisture so that your skin never gets dried.
Flax seeds are best absorbed when in grounded form. Always make them freshly ground and add them to smoothies or salads.
This post is written as part of Blogchatter’s A2Z challenge.