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Lemon is packed with vitamin C, vitamin B and phosphorous. The natural acids of lemon gently remove dead skin cells and lighten age spots. It helps clean the pores without stripping the skin of its natural oil, making it an amazing food to make your skin glow. Mix a spoon of lemon juice with egg white and grape juice extract to make your skin smooth and glowing, or squeeze out fresh lemon juice and use it on the affected area to get flawless skin.
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Kale may be the king of all greens, but it's certainly the queen of beauty too. It is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K which help repair skin tissues, prevent free radical damage and give you a radiant and fresh look. Drink up a kale smoothie or add it to salads or enjoy it as an air-cooked healthy snack in place of potato chips!
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Potato works well as a natural bleaching agent and hence can be used for skin lightening. It helps get rid of dead skin cells, sunburns, dark spots, blemishes and dark circles. All you have to do is apply a face mask of grated potatoes on your face for around 30 minutes, or simply squeeze the juice of a potato in a bowl and use it on your face or even apply thin slices of potato directly.
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'The peel of the orange, actually contains more vitamin C than the orange itself. The peel contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties so using it regularly in face packs will give you clear and brighter skin in no time", says Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj, Delhi's leading dermatologist. Dr. Deepali recommends an orange peel and yoghurt face pack to instantly rejuvenate your skin; all you need is 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder and 2 tablespoon of yogurt to do the trick.
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Packed with antioxidants like lutein and beta carotene, avocados help soften the skin as well as hydrate it if applied topically. You can use a moisturising mask of avocado with 1 teaspoon honey to reap the benefits, and you'll feel the difference instantly!
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'Tomatoes are packed with natural vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, K, B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, and vitamin C', says Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Sukhda Hospital. But what makes tomatoes stand out in the beauty world, is lycopene, an antioxidant which has amazing anti-ageing properties. You can apply the pulp or juice of tomatoes on your skin to activate the lycopene benefits. And if this couldn't get any better, the pulp of tomatoes also helps tighten pores and prevent pimples since tomatoes are acidic in nature. Did you know: It also acts as a natural sunscreen?
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This pink coloured fruit comes loaded with vitamins and minerals which make you glow instantaneously. Its anti-inflammatory properties prevent an outburst of acne and pimples. Just applying beetroot juice as a face mask gives your complexion a pinkish tinge and a radiant look. You can also drink a glass of beetroot juice to purify the blood from within and get rid of toxins, leaving you with a healthy glow on your face.
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Carrots are a powerhouse for glowing skin due to a large amount of beta carotene that helps prevent the degeneration of cells and slows aging. The vitamin A found in carrot juice helps keep body tissue, eyes, bones and teeth healthy. Carrots also have a large amount of vitamin C, which promotes collagen growth, reduces acne and dark spots.