See what these five fruits can do for your skin


See what these five fruits can do on your skin

Women are in love with healthy and clear skin. The quest to look more beautiful isn’t a bad idea. Most times, we make the mistake of going for products that cause damage to the skin while spending huge amount of money.

Many women are learning how to maintain their skin with natural foods and every other natural substitute other than chemicals.
Now the questions are: Do natural foods act on skin? Yes!
Do they act  effectively and fast? Yes!

To help you in achieve a fairer complexion without damaging your skin, I bring you good tidings from nature. You will have a clean, clear,smooth and young looking skin. There are no negative effects to these natural remedies.

The 5 fruits to lighten your skin with home remedies.

1. Papaya

Papaya is a well known natural skin whitener. Eating lots of papaya gives one a clear skin.The soft butter-like consistency of papaya has skin lightening properties that include vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acid that helps to tone the skin, reduces pigmentation, wrinkles, improves skin texture,skin’s elasticity and helps maintain skin’s pH balance.

Papaya face mask

Mash a few ripe papaya pieces in a clean bowl,add one tbsp of honey. Put a small amount of this paste on your palms and gently massage on your face for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face with lukewarm water and then massage an ice pack. This works as fast as you can imagine.

Papaya face pack.
Grind some pieces of peeled ripe papaya, add milk. Make sure the paste is thick. Wash your face with lukewarm water before applying this face pack, leave for 20 minutes.Wash your face with cold water and pat. This pack reduces blemish and evens complexion.



Tomatoes contain lycopene an antioxidant that protectsthe skin from damaging. It boosts collagen production, repairs skin and makes skin brighter.The presence of vitamin A and vitamin C in tomatoes, makes the skin to glow.
Tomato face cleanser
Extract juice from about two balls of tomatoes, add 2 tbsp of honey to the juice and mix properly. Dip a cotton ball into this mixture and wipe your face 4 to 5 times.Rinse your face with cold water.This removes acne scars and gives your skin a healthy fairer glow.

Tomato exfoliating face scrub

Blend about 2 balls of tomato to take the juice out, add 2 tbsp of granulated sugar and mix properly. Pour a small amount of this mixture on your palms and rub gently on your face for about 3-5 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.This gets rid of dry, and gives your skin a clearer, brighter and smoother feel.

3. Lemon


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Lemons are wonderful Skin brighteners: They are very rich in vitamin C, they brighten and lighten the skin when used. Vitamin C is a great collagen booster. It lighten age spots, dark spots.

Lemon reduces excess oil.

Lemon can be used to exfoliate the lips, put a little lemon juice on your lips before bedtime, and wash it off in the morning to help remove dead skin cells and dried skin. It’s not advisable on cracked lips.

Some amazing ways your can lighten your skin in 1 week using lemon are:

Lemon skin lightening face pack

Ingredients needed
1/2 squeezed lemon squeezed into a glass(lemon juice)
2 tbsp of rosewater,
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 tbsp of turmeric.

Mix together and properly, gently apply on your face and neck.Leave on face for 10 minutes and remove using a wet towel. Rinse face with water afterwards.


4. Oranges

Orange is highly rich in vitamin C . Vitamins has the properties that increases the fairness of a skin, they improve the elasticity of the skin.

4 tbsp of freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tbsp of honey.
Mix together

Apply this paste on your face and leave to dry .Wash off with cold water and leave to dry naturally. This reduces blemishes and leaves the skin aglow.

Orange ice pack

Pour fresh orange juice into an ice-cube tray and place into the refrigerator to freeze.Take an orange ice cube and rub on your face for 4 to 5 minutes for a glowing complexion. Regular usage will lighten the skin complexion.



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5. Banana: This is one fruit that is always in the market. It’s a good source of iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and helps reduce menstrual cramps. The effect of banana on the skin is something that can not be neglected. Bananas are rich in vitamin A, B and E, hence it acts an anti-aging agent. A fresh mashed banana facial can do wonders for your skin. Just mash some pieces add honey and apply the paste on the face. Leave for 10mins and wash off. This softens the skin.

Feel free to drop your comments, suggestions and experience.

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Chioma Alagboso
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Chioma Alagboso Is a Nigerian Lifestyle Blogger, who loves writing on daily lifestyle tips, fashion, travel, food and lots more. You're welcome to my little space where I share things that matter.

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