Hey Okpeke Gang! Here’s yet another juicy post you all would love. So I kept to my promise of making a post on the benefits of onion/onion juice on the skin and here it is. Now, I need a favor from you guys.. If you haven’t seen the post on “Top 6 Benefits of Regular Intake of Onions“, see it after this post by clicking >HERE< and the post on “Grow Your Hair With Onion Juice“, click >HERE<. Now without further ado, here are top 4 benefits of onion juice on the skin..
It Is Anti-Aging
Onions possess enormous anti-aging benefits. The antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E fight against the damage caused by the harmful UV rays as well as prevent free radical damage that is responsible for causing premature aging of our skin. Onion is one of the richest sources of quercetin, the most powerful antioxidant that can keep your skin wrinkle-free. Vitamins and sulfur, on the other hand, protect your skin and keep it soft and supple. Massaging your skin with fresh onion juice helps increase blood circulation and improves the overall appearance of your skin by imparting a more youthful and radiant appearance to it.
The antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory qualities of onion can work wonders on your skin. It is a powerful antiseptic that protects your skin from acne-causing bacteria and other skin infections. For this purpose, you can mix 1 tablespoon of onion juice or extract with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off. Apart from topical application, the regular consumption of onion can also give you miraculous results in the case of acne. Certain individuals claim that rubbing onions on your face can give good results. You can probably give it a try and check – there is no harm anyway.
Removes Dark Spots and Treats Skin Pigmentation
Onion juice is excellent for getting rid of dark spots and pigmentation. The rich variety of phytonutrients and antioxidants in onion nourish your skin while removing the skin impurities. You can prepare an onion face mask by mixing equal quantities of onion juice and fresh yogurt. You can also add a few drops of any essential oil for a pleasant aroma. Massage your face with this mixture, using gentle circular movements for 10 to 15 minutes. This should be done daily for best results.
Treats Stings and Bites
Onions can be used to soothe stings and bug bites. All you need to do is place an onion slice on your sting or bite. The anti-inflammatory properties of onion help in reducing the burn, itchiness, and swelling caused by the bites of insects and bugs.
Make Skin Glow
Onions are packed with vitamins A, C, and E – all of which contribute to skin health. And since the vegetable is a powerful antiseptic, it can also shield the skin from bacteria that cause issues. And by the way, research says that vitamin C is important for imparting a glow to the skin. This onion face mask does the trick – all you need are 2 tablespoons of gram flour, 1 1/2 tablespoons of onion juice (freshly extracted), 1/2 teaspoon of milk, and a pinch of nutmeg. Mix all the ingredients till you get a thick paste. You can add extra milk if the pack becomes too thick. And in case the smell of onions is too much to take, you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the pack. Cleanse your face, and apply the mask evenly to your face and neck. After the mask dries (which might take about 20 minutes), remove it by gently massaging it off the skin with milk. This mask not only adds glow to your skin but also exfoliates it.
Now that you know the wonders Onions do for the skin, go back up to read the other Two Posts on Onion/Onion Juice I told you about, thank you love!