Benefits of Apple for the Skin
Hydrates The Skin
The water content in apples is very high, so even eating an apple will help with hydration. Apples not only hydrate but also cleanse the skin. Cover your face with apple slices (the apple needs to be cut fresh, just before you want to use it) and leave them on until slices are dry, for at least about 15 to 20 minutes. The vitamin E in the apple will keep the skin soft and hydrated. You can also indulge in DIY face packs and facials on a regular basis and let the fruit work its wonders on your skin.
Treats Acne, Blemishes, And Dark Spots
Mash one slice of apple and mix it with milk cream (malai). If you don’t have cream, use a spoon of milk instead. Apply it on your face to get some relief from acne. It also gets rid of blemishes and dark uneven spots on the skin. For better results, refrigerate the apple slice before mashing it. Using this paste regularly on the skin will help you remove dark spots from your skin and reduce the pimples from showing up. For itchy acne spots, you can just refrigerate a slice of apple and use the cooled slice on the itchy spots to instant relief.
Works As A Natural Toner
Reduces Puffy Eyes And Dark Circles
Keeps Your Skin Supple
Works As A Moisturiser
Apples May Be Good for Weight Loss
Apples are high in fiber and water — two qualities that make them filling.
In one study, people who ate apple slices before a meal felt fuller than those who consumed applesauce, apple juice, or no apple products.
In another 10-week study in 50 overweight women, participants who ate apples lost an average of 2 pounds (1 kg) and ate fewer calories overall, compared to those who ate oat cookies with a similar calorie and fiber content .
Researchers think that apples are more filling because they’re less energy-dense, yet still deliver fiber and volume.
Improves Your Complexion
Apart from that, applying apple juice will also work for lightening oily skin. The juice will firm up the skin and help maintain the skin’s natural pH balance. Apply apple juice daily to your face, and if you can’t lay your hands on a cup of fresh juice, just take a juicy slice and rub it all over your face, and eat the rest of the fruit!
They’re Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes
Several studies have linked eating apples to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes
In one large study, eating an apple a day was linked to a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to not eating any apples. Even eating just a few apples per week had a similarly protective effect .
It’s possible that the polyphenols in apples help prevent tissue damage to beta cells in your pancreas. Beta cells produce insulin in your body and are often damaged in people with type 2 diabetes.
Substances in Apples May Help Prevent Cancer
Test-tube studies have shown a link between plant compounds in apples and a lower risk of cancer .
Additionally, one study in women reported that eating apples was linked to lower rates of death from cancer .
Scientists believe that their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects may be responsible for their potential cancer-preventive effects