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Ripe for recovery!

Succulent, juicy and aromatic peaches are among almost everyone’s favourite fruits. While you gorge on this delicious fruit, peach also has a positive impact on the skin.

A rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other chemical contents, the fruit goes a long way in invigorating your skin. In fact, studies have shown that the Vitamin A present in this fruit may also contribute to cancer prevention.

Nutritional ingredients

One raw medium peach (147 grams) has 50 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol and sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 13 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein. It provides 6 percent of your daily vitamin A needs and 15 percent of daily vitamin C needs.

Peaches for maintaining beauty

A great source of Vitamin C, peach helps to remove dark circles and blemishes. Its macronutrients also help in removing wrinkles and hence, peach is a common ingredient in anti-ageing face masks. It tightens the skin’s pores and does wonders for a tired skin.

Beauty benefits

These are just some ways skincare products with peach benefit your skin:

  • Peach is a rich source of moisture, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It moisturizes dry skin and gets you rid of dry, rough or flaky skin patches.
  • This fruit is a perfect choice for dehydrated skin – it hydrates it and makes it plump and supple again.
  • You can also use peach skincare products if you have oily skin, since peach deep-hydrates the skin without making it oily.
  • Peach helps repair and regenerate skin tissue and protects the skin against external influences.
  • It is often a part of anti-aging cosmetics because of its ability to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Also, peach benefits your skin by fading dark spots, acne marks, blemishes and other skin imperfections.
  • It can help you recover and replenish your skin after sun exposure.
  • Peach skincare products make your skin vibrant and glowing. They can help you improve your complexion and get that clear, youthful, dewy looking skin.

Health benefits

Peaches are good for digestion: One medium peach provides nearly 10% of the daily minimum fiber target. In addition to preventing constipation and supporting good digestive health

They can boost your immune system: Peaches support immunity in three ways. One medium peach supplies over 15% of the daily goal for vitamin C. Several types of immune cells need this nutrient for their production, function, and protection. The vitamin A in peaches (one medium fruit provides 10% of your daily need) helps form the mucous membranes in your respiratory tract. Stronger membranes form better protective barriers to keep germs out of your bloodstream. Peaches also defend immunity by way of their natural antimicrobial properties.

They perk up your skin:  In addition to their anti-inflammatory antioxidants, peaches have beta carotene and vitamin C to support healthy skin. Beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, helps protect skin from sun damage, warms skin tone, and helps create a natural glow. Vitamin C is needed to build collagen, improve skin elasticity, and fend off sagging

They are helpful for blood pressure control and de-bloating: The potassium in a peach (one medium fruit supplies 8 percent of the daily recommended goal) helps regulate blood pressure by acting as a natural diuretic to sweep excess sodium and fluid out of the body. This relieves pressure on the heart and arteries, and bonus, helps with de-bloat.

Selecting peaches as a part of a beauty treatment

While a fragrant peach is always a good sign, it’s not the main indicator of whether or not it will be good- color is. Peaches should have vibrant tones and colours.

Peach beauty treatments

Mostly skin treatments use peaches but they can be used on the hair and body as well.

Side effects

Peaches are generally safe on the skin as they are even used on sensitive skin. However as I always say, with any new product or treatment, its is always best to carry out a skin patch test before hand.

Growing peaches for beauty treatments

It is best to source them from an organic shop as peach tress need a colder climate to grow.