One of the most unique looking fruits, the dragon fruit has an enticing exterior and a subtle interior. The fruit gets its name for its spiky nature that resembles a dragon. Also known as pitaya, its taste resembles a jelly with a hint of sweetness and is found in South Africa and a few parts of Asia.
Rich in antioxidants, the fruit’s nutritional value is high in all things healthy. Packed with Vitamic C, Vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and zinc its indulgence not only appeases your taste buds but your body as well. Apart from all the health benefits, the peculiar fruit works marvels for your hair and skin. Shocked!? We were too.
In our series of superfoods, today we take a look at the dragonfruit and how to reap its benefits.
Credits to the vitamin C content and the power packed antioxidants, it is a natural way to reduce the annoying acne. Just blend some dragon fruit and apply on affected areas using cotton, let it sit for 15 minutes and wash away with lukewarm water.
Slows down ageing
Nothing hurts more than someone guessing your age a few years older than you actually are.
While ageing is a natural process sometimes its more conspicuous. Just scoop out some fresh pulp and blend. Then add its strong counterpart, a tablespoon of yogurt and mix well. Apply on a clean face and let it sit until dry.
Pro tip: Munch on the low-calorie fruit while your skin seeps the benefits of the mask.
Treat coloured hair
Take care of your coloured locks by applying the blended goodness to your scalp and to your locks. Cover it up and let it stay for 45 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
Soothe the sunburns
While sunbathing is fun, sun burns aren’t. Too soothe your skin from the burns, take the blended dragon fruit, mix it with a vitamin E capsule and apply on affected areas. This will heal the irritated skin and calm the burning sensation.
Moisturize moisturize and moisturzie
Add some sheen to your skin by regularly adding the fruit in your diet. Thanks to the high water content, the fruit has immense hydrating properties. Dry skin peeps, take notes!
Stay tuned for more superfoods and their benefits!
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