The onset of summer season marks the availability of succulent and juicy peaches among other fruits. The peach is basically a fruit of the deciduous tree (Prunus persica) belonging to the rosaceae family and known by the same name. This fruit is technically a â€˜drupeâ€™ which is closely related to cherries, plums, almonds and nectarines.
Peaches play an important role in skincare, thanks to their rich variety of skin friendly nutrients and antioxidants. They offer the following benefits for your skin.
1. Removes Dead Cells:
Peaches contain very high levels of vitamin C which is great for your skin. Rubbing a slice of peach on your skin as face mask sloughs away dead skin cells and the enzymes present in it nourish and refresh your skin.
2. Anti-Ageing Benefits:
Vitamin C in peaches is a powerful antioxidant that slows down the ageing process, thus reducing wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and blemishes. Peach is often used as an ingredient in anti-ageing face masks. It tightens the skinâ€™s pores and rejuvenates a tired skin.
3. Great Moisturizer:
Peach is a great moisturizer for dry skin due to the presence of vitamin A and C. If you have dry skin, you can apply a mixture of peach paste and yoghurt for some time and rinse off with lukewarm water. This will not only moisturize your skin but also make it soft and supple. Rubbing peach juice on your skin will impart a natural glow to it. Peach can also be used in oily skincare regimens as well as cosmetics. Vitamins A and C help regenerate skin tissue.
4. UV Protection:
Being rich in vitamin C, A and K, beta carotene, potassium, magnesium and selenium, peaches protect your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays. To treat sunburns, you can boil this fruit, mash it with a fork and apply it on your face after returning from outdoors. The peel of fruit can also cleanse your skin effectively.
15. Healing Qualities:
The proteins contained in peaches facilitate tissue repair in case of cuts or severe lacerations. Regular consumption of this fruit improves your immune system, thus warding off skin infections.