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Can you think of using onion on your skin or hair? Never in your dreams, you would have imagined that onions can be used in beauty care regime? Be it the desi or videsi food, onions adds a lip-smacking flavor to the food, but because it is rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals it has a huge impact on enhancing the skin and hair. Not only your skin and hair, but it even protects the body from free radicals and protects our body from diseases. Onion is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, E, complex B, iron, sulfur, potassium, calcium, flavonoids, antioxidants that promote stunning beauty and wellness results. Let's find out how you can use onion for various health, hair and skin problems.
1. Skin lightening:
Onion has a magical plant pigment known as quercetin (flavonoid) which is one of the most powerful antioxidants that aids in healthy skin. It removes the dead skin cell and will rejuvenate your dull complexion. Also as onion stimulates blood circulation, it will bring a glow to your skin. Extract 1 teaspoon juice out of the onion and add it to the mixture of 1 teaspoon gram flour, 1 teaspoon rose water and ½ teaspoon malai. Smear this mixture on your face and let it stay for 10-15 minutes. Wash with cool water and apply this weekly, twice for effective results.
2. For dark lips:
Fed up of your dark lips? Then we suggest you to rub onion juice with jojoba oil on your lips, it has lightening properties that will remove the dark layer of your lips and turn them rosy. Apply this lip paste every day and notice faster results.
3. Treats acne and acne marks:
The presence of Vitamin C, flavonoids, antioxidants in the onions will enhance your complexion. Onion can treat acne, cleanse the pores and reduce the redness as it has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. You would require onion juice, tomato juice, tea tree oil. Mix all the ingredients and apply it on your open pores, acne marks, spots, and pigmentation. Use this pack daily and say goodbye to blemishes and acne.
Tip: instead of tomato juice, you can even use lemon juice and if you don't have tea tree oil, look for almond oil or olive oil.
4. Long locks:
If you are tired with your hair fall, then try onion juice with coconut oil or olive oil. It will strengthen the hair follicles, bring back the lost nutrients and will give you healthy long manes. Onion is a great source of iron, sulfur that will boost the collagen production in your hair and stimulate healthy locks.
5. Fights dandruff:
Onion has antimicrobial properties that will fight the fungi, cleanse your scalp and protect your hair from dandruff. You can make a paste of onion juice, lemon juice, honey and apply it on your hair scalp. After 30 minutes, wash your hair with mild shampoo and conditioner. Apply this once in two weeks and say goodbye to dandruff, itchy scalp.
6. Boosts immune system:
Onions have antioxidants, polyphenol, Vitamin C that protects your body from diseases, infection and strengthens your immune system. If you often catch cold or fall sick, eat onion juice with honey, it will cure the problems easily.
7. Cures joint pain:
If you have severe joint pain, then you can use onion to cure the pain. Fry onions in sesame oil and once it cools off, take this mixture in a cloth and wrap it on your joint pain. Do this regularly and you will get an instant relief.
8. Improves digestive problems:
Onion is a rich source of fiber content, that will solve several gastrointestinal problems. You can add raw onions to your salad and cure digestive problems. But make sure you don't over consume the onions else you might experience gastric burning.
9. For Toothache:
Get instant relief from your tooth pain by applying few drops of onion juice. Onion has antibacterial properties that will kill the germs and protect your teeth from cavity and decay.
10. Treat diabetes:
Onion is known to regulate blood sugar levels, which help in treating diabetes. The extract of onion bulb that works in reducing the glucose levels. Pick red onions and add it to your salads, and reduce your sugar levels.
11. Aids in weight loss:
Onions are known for increasing the metabolic rate that will aid in weight loss. Also as it is a rich source of fiber content, antioxidant quercetin that helps in burning calories. Add to your salad, or drink onion juice, onion soup and shed the extra kilos.
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Weren't these unbelievable uses of onion? Do let us know how do you use onion in your skin and hair care?