Raspberry is a delicious edible fruit that grows on the tree of the same name and belongs to genus rubus of the rose family. Raspberries are widely cultivated in many parts of the world as a major commercial crop and are available in many variants like red raspberries, yellow raspberries, blue raspberries etc. Being a good source of a number of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids, dietary fibers, phytonutrients etc. they provide a lot of health benefits , but it should be noted that benefits of raspberries are not just limited to health and there are also some beauty benefits of raspberries for skin and hair. In this article, we will know about these beauty benefits in detail.
Beauty Benefits of Raspberries
Beauty Benefits of Raspberries For Skin
(1) Keeps Premature Ageing At bay
Raspberries are an excellent source of a number of antioxidants like vitamin C etc. that fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and thus prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our body cells. By doing this, they also prevent us from the risk of premature aging which can otherwise give rise to skin problems like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots etc. Antioxidants present in raspberries not only keep premature aging at bay but also helps in making our skin beautiful and glowing. It is interesting to note that raspberries contain about ten times more antioxidants than tomatoes. So, if you are looking for a delicious method of keeping premature aging at bay, then adding raspberries to your fruit plate is a good idea.
(2) Helps In Fighting Eczema And Psoriasis
Raspberries are good for our skin and provide a lot of beauty benefits. However, this doesn’t end here as seeds of raspberries are equally beneficial when it comes to benefits. It has been found that raspberries seeds are a good source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, and their application on the skin can help in treating various skin problems like eczema, psoriasis etc.
(3) Make Our Skin Look Young And Beautiful
Regular and moderate consumption of raspberries, especially the red raspberries has been found to be very beneficial for our skin as they help in making our skin look young and beautiful. They also improve the complexion of our skin. This benefit of raspberries is mainly due to the presence of anthocyanins in them. Anthocyanins are the compound which provides beautiful color to raspberries and at the same time they also benefit our skin. In addition to this, anthocyanins also help in fighting against the bacteria and fungi.
(4) Improves Skin Tone
Not just the raspberries but also the leaves of raspberries are beneficial for our skin. Leaves of red raspberries are well known all over the world for their skin tightening properties. This skin tightening property of raspberries is mainly because of the astringent properties of raspberries. Raspberries also help in toning our skin.
(5) Raspberry Yogurt Face Mask For Improving Skin Tone
Another method of using raspberries for improving skin tone is ” Raspberry Yogurt Face Mask”. This face mask is very easy to prepare. For this, squash about 8 raspberries and add 1-2 tablespoons of plain natural yogurt in it. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients by using a fork. Your Raspberries yogurt face mask is ready. Now, apply this mixture on a clean, damp skin and leave it for 10-15 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, then it will be better to leave it just for 5 minutes. At the final step, rinse it off with warm water. This raspberry yogurt face mask is very effective in improving our skin tone. This is because the raspberries work as skin astringent and the yogurt added to the face mask provides moisture to our skin.
(6) Good For Dry And Dehydrated Skin
Raspberry is also beneficial for the people who have dry and dehydrated skin. For this, Raspberry Yogurt Honey Face mask can be used. This face mask can be easily prepared by squashing 8 to 10 raspberries together and adding one to two tablespoon of plain yogurt and one tablespoon of honey to it. Squash all the ingredients thoroughly using a fork. Your raspberry yogurt honey face mask is ready.a Now, apply this face mask on your skin and leave it for 10-15 minutes ( lesser if you are sensitive to it ). At the final step, rinse off your face with warm water. This face mask is beneficial for individuals with dry skin as honey helps in keeping moisture close to the skin. One thing to keep in mind is that this face mask is not suitable for the easily irritated skin and skin with rosacea.
(7) Revitalize Skin
Another important beauty benefit of raspberry is their ability of skin revitalization. For this Raspberry, Yogurt and Green Tea mask can be used. This face mask can be easily prepared by the following method. Take 6-8 mashed raspberries, one green tea bag, one to two tablespoons of plain natural yogurt. Steep a tea bag in hot water for about a minute. Let it cool for some time and then cut the bag and then mix tea leaves with raspberries. Now, add yogurt to the mixture and stir. Your Raspberry, Yogurt, and Green tea mask are now ready. Apply this face mask on clean, damp skin and leave it for 10-15 minutes ( if you have sensitive skin then it leave it just for 5 minutes. At the final step, rinse off with warm water.
(8) Good For Skin Cleansing
Raspberries can also be used for skin cleansing. For this, Raspberry red clay face mask is used. To make raspberry red clay face mask, mix one tablespoon of any clay ( depending on your skin type) with water and add about 6-8 mashed raspberries to it. Mix them together and apply on clean, damp skin. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash off with water.
Benefits of Raspberries for Hair
(1) Make Our Hair Long, Thick, And Shiny
Eating raspberries on a regular and moderate basis is also good for the health of our hair as they provide natural shine to our hair and also helps in making our long, thick and healthy. This benefit of raspberries is mainly because of the presence of Biotin in them.
(2) Keep Our Scalp Healthy
Raspberry is an excellent source of vitamin C which is an antioxidant that provides a lot of benefits and one such benefit is its ability to protect our hair and scalp from oxidative damage. This essential vitamin plays an important role in keeping our scalp healthy. By keeping our scalp healthy it also promotes hair growth.
(3) Promotes Hair Growth
Regular and moderate intake of raspberries is also beneficial for promoting hair loss. This benefit of raspberries is mainly because of the presence of folic acid in it. In addition to this, vitamin C present in raspberries also plays an important role in hair growth as it keeps our scalp healthy and prevents our hair and scalp from the oxidative damage.
(4) Prevents Hair Loss
Raspberries are beneficial for our hair not only because they keep our scalp healthy and promotes hair growth but also because they are equally effective in preventing hair loss. This benefit of raspberries is mainly because of the presence of B vitamins in them. These vitamins are essential for keeping our hair healthy and plays an important role in reducing hair fall, promotes hair growth and also minimizes premature graying of hair.
The information contained in the post is for general purpose only and shouldn’t be considered as a medical advice or as an alternative to medical advice. Although I’ve tried my best to keep the information contained in this post as accurate and updated as possible, but I make no guarantee of the accurateness of the same.
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