Beauty Benefits of Onion

Hello dear people… ❤️❤️❤️
Welcome to the third post in the series, “Beauty Benefits of Common Fruits and Vegetables.” 🙂

Today, let’s talk about the vegetable without which all of our “do pyaaza” recipes will lose their meaning… Yes, onions! 😀
Onions are one of the most commonly eaten vegetables in the world… Versatile and nutrient-dense, there is nothing to dislike about onions – okay, I mean, excluding the bad breath! 😛

So today, let’s take a look at how this pungent vegetable can help us attain flawless skin and hair… ❤️

BEAUTY BENEFITS OF ONION

Beauty Benefits of Onion
Beauty Benefits of Onion

BENEFITS:

◾Onions are rich in vitamin C which helps boost the production of collagen and thus improves skin elasticity.
◾Onions are packed with flavonoids, such as Quercetin. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants and along with vitamin C, they help the skin fight against free radicals and photo-damage.
◾The combined effect of the above two benefits may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and prevent premature ageing.
◾Onions have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help reduce inflammation and prevent acne.
◾Onions have skin-lightening properties and regular application of onion juice may lighten dark spots, blemishes, acne scars and pigmentation.
◾Onions may also help remove dead skin cells, cleanse pores, nourish the skin and make it healthy.
◾Regular application of onion juice on lips may help remove dead cells and make the lips soft and supple.
◾Onions are rich in sulfur. A high concentration of sulfur is found in ‘keratin‘. Keratin is the key component of our skin, hair and nails. Applying onion juice to hair and scalp helps nourish hair follicles, strengthens hair and reduces breakage, hair loss and thinning of hair.
◾The antimicrobial properties of onions keep the scalp healthy, prevent dandruff and scalp infections and may also help deal with lice.
◾Research shows that the buildup of hydrogen peroxide in hair causes premature greying and hair loss. Onions contain an antioxidant called ‘catalase‘ which helps reduce this buildup, thereby reversing the greying of hair.
◾Applying onion juice to the scalp can improve the blood circulation to it and promote healthy hair growth.

Beauty Benefits of Onion
Beauty Benefits of Onion

[Caution: If you have sensitive skin, please do a patch test before use. Do not use if you are allergic to onions.]

SIMPLE DIY RECIPES:

  1. Onion Juice Face Mask (Anti-acne, Healthy Skin): Take a large onion. Wash, peel and juice it up. Dip a cotton ball in the juice and apply on your face and neck. Rinse off with cold water after 15-20 mins.
    [Can be used Daily]
  2. Onion Juice Scalp Mask (Anti-dandruff, Boosts Hair Growth): Take 1-2 large onions. Wash, peel and juice them. With the help of a cotton ball, apply the juice on your scalp. Once you have covered the entire scalp, massage with your fingertips for a few minutes. Leave the juice on for about 40-60 mins and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
    [Can be used Daily]
  3. Onion Juice & Honey Hair Mask (Nourishing, Healthy Hair): Take half a cup of onion juice. Add 2 tablespoons of honey and mix well. Apply the mixture to scalp and hair and gently massage with your fingertips for a few mins. Leave it on for an hour or so. Shampoo and condition.
    [Can be used Twice Weekly]
Beauty Benefits of Onion
Beauty Benefits of Onion

◾You can also mix onion juice with other commonly used beauty DIY ingredients like lemon juice, gram flour, aloe vera gel, cucumber juice, eggs, olive oil, castor oil, etc., to create your own custom skin/hair masks!

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That’s all for today! ❤️
I hope you found the post helpful…
Is there any common fruit or vegetable that you would like me to include in this series?
Let me know in the comments below… 🙂

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  1. Great too see soo many benefits of Onion. Untill now I was only aware about the onion hair mask. Great article 🙂

  2. Wow I am loving your series on the benefits of veggies. It’s so amazing and such a learning posts. I had no idea about so many benefits of onions, loved reading this. I will try some of these things and see how my skin reacts.

  3. Onion has some wonderful benefits on our scalp and hair. They also good for the dry parts of our body. But I never used onions on my face. Let me try this DIY face mask recipe. It’s really a unique one.

  4. This is an interesting post! I have heard about people using onions in their beauty regiment, but didnt know quite how. The recipe you have shared explain clearly how to use them, and surely with the honey in the mast and the shampoo later, hair will have a special shine and bounce!

  5. Onion possesses antioxidants, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in vitamin B1, vitamin C, folic acid and vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and dietary fibers. The best way to treat your hair is to use onion juice and also beneficial for the skin.. Thanks for sharing such an informative article..

  6. Hey even I wrote about the onions and their effectiveness to hair..! it was good to read your blog too… 🙂 And yes, I loved those introductory lines – vegetable without which all of our “do pyaaza” recipes will lose their meaning…” hehhehee….Onion is indeed a very important vegetable which is not only a staple food but also good for overall health.

  7. I have been reading a lot about onions in the recent times. It’s good that the importance of this root vegetable is rising. Increased use of this beneficial vegetable will ultimately help the poor farmers in our country and also boost the economy.

  8. Very nice review. I know onions are good for our skin and hair. But, so many benifits, i am totally surprised. I am using this for my hair.

  9. Onion is always great for skin care and hair care..I am using this for hair masks a lot and it improved a lot !! You have really shared a lot of great information

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