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12 Wonderful Beauty Benefits of Lychee For Skin And Hair

Lychee or litchi is a delicious fruit that grows on the tree of the same name. It is the sole member of genus litchi and belongs to soapberry family. Lychees are native to China but are now cultivated in many regions of the world. They are a good source of many nutrients like vitamins,minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, flavonoids etc. and the presence of these compounds make them very beneficial for our health. It is important to note that lychees are good not just for our health, but there are also some beauty benefits of lychee for skin and hair, and in this article, we will know about these benefits in detail, but first let’s take a look at the below-mentioned nutrition chart of lychee.

 

Nutrition Chart of Lychee

Nutrition Chart of Lychee
Source- USDA

Beauty Benefits of Lychee

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Beauty Benefits of Lychee

 

 

Beauty Benefits of Lychee For Skin

 

(1) Keeps Premature Ageing At Bay

Lychees are a good source of antioxidants like vitamin C which helps in keeping premature aging at bay.

The antioxidants present in lychees fights with the free radicals of our body; stabilizes them and prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our skin cells.

This, in turn, helps in reducing the risk of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots etc.

Regular and moderate consumption of lychees is good for keeping premature aging at bay. In addition to this, lychees can also be topically applied to reap the same benefits.

For this, mash 4-5 deseeded and peeled lychees, and 1/4 ripe banana together. Mix them thoroughly to make a smooth paste. This paste can now be applied on the face and neck in circular motion.

Let the mask air dry for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with cold water.

In addition to the antioxidants, lychees are also a good source of oligonol, and the presence of this compound also plays an important role in keeping our skin healthy.

Both antioxidants and oligonol combined together help in keeping premature aging at bay as they stabilize the free radicals of our body and prevents them from oxidative stress to our skin cells which could otherwise give rise to fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots etc.

Lychees are also effective in preventing our skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

 

(2) Help Remove Blemishes

If you are looking for a natural way to get rid of skin blemishes and enjoy a flawless skin, then lychee is your answer.

Lychees are good for our skin and for this reason, lychee juice could be used to get a flawless skin and get rid of blemishes and marks.

For this, take 4-5 peeled and deseeded lychees, and mash them properly to make a fine paste.

Now, take some cotton balls and soak them in  mashed lychees paste. Using these cotton balls, apply this paste on the affected area ( with blemishes and marks).

Let it air dry for 15 minutes, and then wipe off with a clean cloth soaked in cold water. Regular application will aids in fading off the blemishes and marks, and will make provide you a flawless skin.

This beauty benefit of lychee is also because of the presence of vitamin C in lychees.

This antioxidant fights with the free radicals of our body and prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our body and skin cells, and thus keeps our skin healthy.

(3) Protects Against Free Radicals

Lychees are an excellent source of antioxidants, flavonoids, phytonutrients etc. and the presence of these compounds make them very effective for protecting us against the ill effects of free radicals.

The antioxidants present in lychees fights with the free radicals of our body and prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our body and skin cells.

Free radicals are nothing but the unstabilized ions that steal electrons from the neighboring molecules and cause oxidative damage to them.

Oxidative damage or oxidative stress could give rise to fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots etc. and increases the risk of premature aging.

By stabilizing the free radicals, vitamin C present in lychees protects us from the risk of premature aging.

This is also beneficial in reducing the oxidative stress caused by the harmful UV rays of the sun, and reduces the risk of several types of cancer.

(4) Good For Skin

Lychees are excellent for skin because of the number of nutrients like vitamins,minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients etc.

In addition to this, they are also a good source of compounds like Thiamin, niacin, copper etc.

Thiamine improves the metabolism of fats and proteins and also make our skin healthy. Copper present in lychee helps in healing our damaged skin cells.

In addition to this, the high water content and the Niacin present in lychees helps in keeping our skin properly hydrated and moisturized.

This makes our skin soft, smooth and less prone to skin problems like acne, skin spots etc.

Also, lychees are also an excellent source of  antioxidants that fights with the free radicals of our body, and prevents them causing  oxidative damage to our body and thus keeps signs of premature aging like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots etc. at bay.

(5) Keep Our Skin Hydrated

Lychees are high in water content, and this makes them very useful for keeping our skin hydrated and well moisturized.

Proper hydration is important for our skin as it removes impurities from our skin and makes our skin soft, smooth and supple. It also prevents our skin from being dull and dry.

Consuming lychees on a regular basis or drinking freshly squeezed lychee juice is very good for maintaining proper hydration of our body and as well as for our skin.

It not only provides us with a number of nutrients like vitamins,minerals, antioxidants etc. but is also a wonderful refreshment.

 

(6) Aids In The Treatment of Acne

Another important beauty benefit of lychee is its ability to aids in the treatment of acne. Acne is a major skin problem that affects millions of people all over the world.

The Actual cause of acne is not known but skin impurities, excessive secretion of skin oil etc. are believed to be one of the major cause of acne.

To get rid of acne, freshly squeezed litchi juice can be applied on the skin. Additionally,you can crush seeds of lychee in a blender and add milk and yogurt to it. Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste and apply all over your face.

Let it  air dry for 20 minutes and then wash off with cold water. For better results, follow this remedy on a regular basis.

 

(7) Reduce Sunburn

Lychees are an excellent source of antioxidants like Vitamin C and vitamin E etc, which stabilizes the free radicals of our body, and prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our body.

Lychees are also good for protecting our skin cells from  the harmful UV rays of the sun. They are also effective in reducing the redness, blisters, pain and skin irritation caused by sunburn.

 

Beauty Benefits of Lychee For Hair

 

(1) Promote Hair Growth

Lychees are good for our hair too. Being a good source of antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E, they fight. with the free radicals of our body and prevents them from causing oxidative stress to our hair and scalp.

This promotes hair growth and also helps in keeping our scalp healthy. To use lychee for hair growth, extract freshly squeezed

To use lychee for hair growth, extract juice of 7-8 lychees and mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel to it.

Massage this paste on your scalp, and let it air dry for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, wash it off with a mild shampoo.

In addition to the antioxidants, lychees are also a good source of copper which plays an important role in hair growth.

 

(2) Provide A Distinct Shine To Your Mane

Lychees are very effective in providing a distinct shine to our hair and make them look glorious.

This benefit of lychee is mainly because of the presence of various nutrients like vitamins,minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoids etc. present in them.

The antioxidants present in lychee protects our hair and scalp from the oxidative damage caused by the free radicals. While, the other compounds present in lychee provides nourishment to our hair and scalp.

To use lychee for lustrous hair, mash 8 to 10 fresh peeled and deseeded lychee, and apply the pulp on your hair . Let it air dry for 15 minutes and then wash off with water. Regular use will make your hair shiny and beautiful.

Let it air dry for 15 minutes and then wash off with water. Regular use will make your hair shiny and beautiful.

In addition to this, the vitamin C present in lychee aids in maintaining the original color of our hair.

(3) Makes your hair healthy and strong

Being a good source of antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E, lychees are  a wonderful product to make our hair healthy and strong.

These antioxidants fight with the free radicals of our body; stabilizes them and prevents them from causing oxidative damage to our hair and scalp.

By doing so it minimizes the risk of premature graying of hair, increased risk of hair fall, increased risk of dry and brittle hair etc.

Vitamin C also helps in maintaining the circulation in hair and scalp, and thus promotes hair growth.

In addition to the antioxidants, lychees are also a good source of various nutrients like vitamins,minerals ,phytonutrients etc. which provides nourishment to our hair and scalp and make them healthy.

 

(4) Improves Blood Flow to Hair Follicles

Topical application of lychee is very beneficial for our hair and scalp, as it improves circulation of blood and oxygen in our hair follicles.

Proper supply of oxygen and blood to our hair  follicles ensures that our hair stay strong and healthy, and it also minimizes the risk of various scalp infection.

(5) Makes Hair Lengthy and Smooth

Topical application of lychee on hair and scalp is good but additionally, you can also make lychee a part of your diet.

Consuming lychees on a regular basis makes our hair long, shiny, healthy, lustrous and it also protects our hair and scalp from the oxidative damage.

This benefit of lychee is mainly due to the presence of antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E in it.

 

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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Reference(s)

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/Lychee.html

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

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http://www.womenplanet.in/health-fitness/health-benefits-litchi

http://stylesatlife.com/articles/litchi-fruit-benefits/

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-health-benefits-of-litchis/

About Bharat Sharma

Bharat Sharma is a simple guy who lives in Delhi,India and loves writing about the health and beauty benefits of the common food item we see in our kitchen and refrigerator.

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