According to “Healthline”, Onions might not be the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about skincare but it is a surprisingly rich source of skin-friendly acids and compounds that plays a key role in our beauty regimen.
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What are onions?
Onions are a member of the Allium plant family. It consists of antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin C, A, and E, It is also a good source of flavonoids which help to protect our skin cells from the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Here are some reasons why you should rub onions on your face;
1. Fights bacteria
According to ” Healthline”, Onion extracts have been shown to inactivate most forms of bacteria. This helps to reduce the level of inflammation on your skin surface and also helps you to get rid of acne.
2. Get brighter skin
Applying onion or onion extract on our face regularly helps us to give our skin radiant and healthy skin. This is because it helps our skin to get rid of dull and dead skin cells on it.
Applying onion on your face helps to increase the level of blood flow across skin cells. This helps to fight against wrinkles and other effects of ageing because it helps the skin to become firmer and youthful.
4. Reduce inflammation and scaring
Onions are rich in antioxidants that help to fight inflammation by defending against free radicals. One of the most common antioxidants in onion extract is quercetin which increases the rate of healing and helps fight inflammation.View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
5. To cure acne
According to “Webmd”, Onions also contain naturally occurring sulfuric acid which is very essential in the treatment of acne and active breakouts. Diluted sulfuric acid is often used in the treatment of acne.
How to apply onion on your face.
– Blend a bulb of onion and add a few drops of lemon into it. Apply this mixture to your face and let it dry. After that wash it off with clean water. This will help fight against acne and breakouts.
– Mix in 1 teaspoon of onion juice with 1 tablespoon of pure aloe vera gel. Apply this mixture to help you fight against the scar.
– For bright and radiant skin, mix onion paste with oatmeal(cooked for at least 20mins) and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply this mask and leave for about 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water.