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19 Wonderful Beauty Benefits of Custard Apple For Skin And Hair

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Custard apple ( Annona reticulata)  is a delicious fruit that grows on the shrub of the same name. It is also known as Sugar apple and is native to the tropical rainforest of the Central America, but is now grown in the tropical regions of South America, Africa, and Asia. It is a good source of a number of compounds like vitamins,minerals, antioxidants, dietary fibers etc. and the presence of these compounds make them very beneficial for us. We have already discussed the major health benefits of custard apple, and in this article, we will focus on the beauty benefits of custard apple for skin and hair.

 

Nutrition Chart of Custard Apple

Nutrition Chart of Custard Apple
Source-USDA

Beauty Benefits of Custard Apple

 

Beauty Benefits of Custard Apple for Skin

 

(1) Rejuvenates Skin

Eating custard apple on a regular and moderate basis is very beneficial for our skin. This delicious fruit is loaded with nutrients like vitamins,minerals, antioxidants etc. and the presence of these compounds make custard apple very suitable for skin rejuvenation and for keeping it healthy.

(2) Heals Skin Infections Naturally

Another important beauty benefit of custard apple for skin is its ability to provide relief from various skin disorders. Some of the common skin problems that can be treated using custard apple paste are the ulcer, abscesses, and boils.

In addition to this, custard apple is also an excellent source of vitamin C which is an important antioxidant that aids in the quick recovery of wounds. It also plays an important role in the production of collagen, which is a structural protein found in the connective tissues of our body. It is the collagen that provides elasticity to our skin and importance of collagen can be understood from the fact that it is found in corneas,cartilages, bones,blood vessels etc. in abundant quantity. Vitamin C present in custard apple aids in the production of collagen and thus helps in keeping our skin healthy.

(3) Stimulates Development of New Skin Cells

If you don’t like eating custard apple then you can drink it. It has been found that drinking custard apple juice on a regular basis stimulates the development of new skin cells in our skin layers, and also aids in the healing of cuts and abrasions, plus there are other benefits too.

(4) Treats Eczema And Psoriasis

If skin diseases like inflammation, eczema and psoriasis are troubling you then you can look forward to custard apple for the help. No doubt, regular ( and moderate ) consumption of custard apple provides a lot of beauty benefits, but latex of custard apple is also beneficial. It has been found that applying latex of custard apple on the affected area aids in the treatment of skin diseases like inflammation, eczema, and psoriasis.

(5) Keeps Premature Ageing At Bay

Eating custard apple on a regular basis ( but in moderation) is very beneficial for providing relief from fine  lines, wrinkles, dark spots, age spots etc. and thus helps in keeping premature aging at bay. This benefit of custard apple is mainly because of the presence of Vitamin C in it. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and thus prevents them from causing damage to our body cells.

In addition to this, they also play an important role in the production of collagen and thus helps in maintaining the elasticity of skin and prevents it from breakdown. Custard apple is also a good source of water which keeps our skin hydrated and moisturized.

(6) Protects Against Damage Caused By Sun Rays

The antioxidants present in custard apple not only prevents us from the oxidative  damage caused by the free radicals of our body  but also from the damage caused by harmful rays of the sun. These antioxidants form a protective layer on our skin and prevent our skin cells from the oxidative damage caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. By doing so, it also reduces the risk of various skin cancers. Consuming custard apple on a regular basis promotes regeneration of skin cells and makes our skin healthy, flawless and glowing.

(7) Reduces The Risk of Skin Cancer(s)

Another important beauty benefits of custard apple are its ability to reduce the risk of various skin cancers. This benefit of custard apple is mainly due to the presence of antioxidants like vitamin C in it. These antioxidants fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilize them and thus prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our body, and while doing so they, in turn, reduces the risk of various types of cancers ( including skin cancer).

In addition to this, another compound  “Acetogenin” found in custard apple also plays an important role in reducing skin cancer risk, as it aids in the eradication of pre-cancerous skin lesions.

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(8) Reduces Brown Spot And Pigmentation

Eating custard apple on a regular basis helps in reversing the pigmentation caused by the free radicals and also decreases the clustering of melanin granules, reduces brown spots and pigmentation.

(9) Eases Symptoms of Rosacea

Rosacea is a  chronic and inflammatory skin disease characterized by the redness of the face, small and superficial dilated blood vessels and swellings. It can affect people of all age and gets worse over time if left untreated.  It has been found that regular consumption of custard apple can provide some relief from the suffering of rosacea as it reduces the symptoms of rosacea. This benefit of custard apple is mainly because of the high level of Iron in them.

(10) Aids In Treatment of Acne & Pimples

Another important beauty benefit of custard apple is its ability to provide relief from acne and pimples. Eating custard apple on a regular basis decreases the production of sebum and thus helps in controlling acne and pimples.

In addition to this, vitamin C and the high level of water present in custard apple also plays an important role in keeping our skin healthy and a healthy skin is less prone to skin problems like acne and pimples. Additionally, you can make a paste of custard apple and add some lemon juice to it. Mix them together and use this paste three times in a week.

(11) Is A Natural Detoxifier

Custard apple is a natural detoxifier and helps in the elimination of waste and toxins out of our skin.This benefit of custard apple is mainly because of the presence of dietary fibers and water in it. The dietary fiber present in custard apple regulates bowel movement and promotes smooth elimination of waste out of the body.  Eating custard apple on a regular basis removes toxins from our body and thus promotes healthy skin and also reduces the risk of skin problems like acne and pimples.

In addition to this, custard apple is also a good source of water which is well known for removing toxins out of the body, and also for keeping our skin hydrated. It has been found that drinking custard apple juice on a regular basis rejuvenates skin, improves skin tone and make it healthy.

(12) Keeps Our Skin Hydrated And Moisturized

Water plays a very important role in our body as it is needed for almost every cellular activity. Going by the statistics, our body is made up of mostly water. Brain and heart are composed of 73 % water, 83% of our lungs weight is water and our muscles and kidneys are made up of around 79 percent water. This shows the importance of water in our body.

Custard apple is a good source of water and this makes them very beneficial for keeping our body and skin hydrated. Regular intake of custard apple keeps our skin hydrated and moisturized, promotes healthy skin and make it soft and smooth. In addition to this, custard apple is also a good source of vitamin E which lubricates our skin and protects it from environmental damage.

(13) Make Our Skin Glow

Eating custard apple on a regular basis is beneficial for improving the glow of our skin. This beauty benefit of custard apple is mainly due to the presence of antioxidants and dietary fibers in it. The antioxidants present in custard apple fights with the free radicals of our body, stabilizes them and prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our skin cells and thus reduces the risk of skin pigmentation. Similarly, the dietary fibers present in custard apple regulates our bowel movement and aids in the proper elimination of toxins from our body and thus promotes healthy skin. Vitamin C present in custard apple promotes collagen production which improves skin elasticity, improves skin firmness and softness, and keep it healthy & glowing.

 

Beauty Benefits of Custard Apple for Hair

 

(1) Eliminates Lice And Nits

Custard apple is good not just for our health and skin, but also for our hair. There are many ways through which custard apple can keep our hair healthy, and one such way is the elimination of lice. To get rid of lice from hair, take some powder derived from the unripe custard apple and add some water or coconut oil to it. Mix the ingredients together and apply this paste on the scalp. Let it air dry for ten minutes, and then wash off with water. This will help in the elimination of lice and nits from our hair and scalp.

(2) Promotes Collagen Production

Custard apple is a good source of vitamin C which is a vital nutrient for our body as it provides a lot of benefits and one such benefit is its ability to aids the production of collagen in our body. Collagen is the main structural protein that is found in the connective tissues and provides elasticity and structure to our organs. It is abundantly found in corneas, cartilages, bones, blood vessels etc. Even our hair and scalp are mostly made up of collagen. This is another reason to enjoy custard apple regularly.

(3) Moisturizes Hair And Make Them Luxurious

The oil obtained from the seed of custard apple oil can be used for controlling wavy and coarse hair. Custard apple seed oil provides hydration and moisturization to our scalp and makes our hair shiny and strong. In addition to this, custard apple is also a good source of vitamin A which keeps our hair and scalp hydrated.

(4) Keeps Premature Greying At Bay

Eating custard apple on a regular basis is very beneficial for preventing our hair from premature graying. This benefit of custard apple is mainly because of the presence of antioxidants and copper in it. The antioxidant like vitamin C present in custard apple prevents our hair from the oxidative damage caused by the free radicals and thus reduces the risk of premature graying.

Additionally, copper present in custard apple contributes to the production of melanin ( a pigment that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes) and thus prevents premature graying of hair, and also maintains the natural color of our hair.

(5) Treats Scalp Infections

Being a good source of vitamin C, custard apple is very useful for regulating sebum production in the scalp and this helps in providing relief from dandruff and flaky skin. Eating custard apple on a regular basis keeps our hair and scalp healthy and reduces the risk of various scalp infections.

(6) Controls Hair Fall And Promotes Hair Growth

Custard apple is a good source of a number of vitamins,minerals,antioxidants etc. and the presence of these compounds make them very beneficial for controlling hair fall and for promoting hair growth. Regular consumption of custard apple provides nourishment to our hair and scalp, and the iron in custard apple improves blood circulation in our scalp. It keeps our hair follicles healthy and thus promotes hair growth.

Also Read – 5 Major Side Effects of Eating Too Many Custard Apple

 

Reference(s)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custard_apple

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/custard-apple.html

http://www.healthbeckon.com/custard-apples-benefits/

http://www.boldsky.com/beauty/skin-care/2016/unknown-beauty-benefits-of-custard-apple-096909.html

 

Disclaimer

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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