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Added on : 2019-09-25 17:45:59

The festive season is here and everyone wants to look their best. Navratri, the festival celebrating the nine avatars of goddess DURGA is here. It's a time to pray, fast and feast. However, all the partying and binging and also if you are fasting where your diet is restricted can take a toll on your skin. But you don’t need to worry, these simple foods from your kitchen pantry will make sure that your skin looks naturally glowing and supple and you’re able to flaunt it.

1. Oranges: Orange peels contain more Vitamin C than the fruit itself. When used in a homemade face pack, it can give you clear and bright skin. Make a face mask with 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder and 2 tablespoon of yogurt to do the trick. Apply it all over for face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then, wash off with lukewarm water.

2. Pumpkin Seeds: Here’s a long term solution for glowing skin – eat a handful of pumpkin seeds daily! You can make a quick face pack with 3 teaspoons of ground pumpkin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon milk. Apply and leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off.

3. Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain an important antioxidant called lycopene which makes them wonderful beauty ingredients. This powerful antioxidant has amazing anti-ageing properties. You can apply the pulp or juice of a tomato directly on your skin. It helps in keeping your skin supple, radiant and clear.

4. Beetroot: Beetroot is full of iron, potassium, copper and Vitamin C. Applying beetroot juice on your face helps in reducing dark spots and blemishes. You should drink a glass of beetroot juice daily as it acts as a great blood purifier and improves blood circulation, leaving a healthy glow on your face.

5. Lemon: Lemons are packed with vitamin C, vitamin B and phosphorous. The natural acids of lemon remove dead skin cells and lighten age spots. It cleans the pores without stripping the skin of its natural oil. To use them, mix a spoon of lemon juice and grape juice and apply on your face for smooth and glowing skin.

6. Dry fruits: While everyone swears by the health benefits of dry fruits, very few people know that a handful of nuts can prove to be magcal for the skin. Cashews, for instance are great to rejuvenate the skin, courtesy the high leavels of niacin present in them. Also, walnuts are anti-ageing and the best way to get that natural glow.

7. Yogurt: Rich in vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, yogurt is best to detoxify the skin.

8. Sabudana: Sabudana helps in cooling excessive heat in the body and that's best for your skin. So, don't think twice before indulging in your favourite sabudana khichdi.

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