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
◾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.
[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:
- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
◾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!
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… 🙂