BEAUTY BENEFITS OF ONION

by THE INDIAN SPOT

BEAUTY BENEFITS OF ONIONOnion is one vegetable which is available in our kitchen 24*7 because no recipe can be completed without it. This vegetable is filled with vitamin A, C and E which together are known as anti-oxidants.

They are filled with potent properties which not only fight illness but the vitamins are also good for your skin and hair. The high content of sulphur might give you tears but it’s equally beneficial. Let’s talk about some beauty benefits of onion in details.

Even complexion:

To lighten dark spots, blemishes, sun spots from your face you can mix one tbsp. of onion juice with vinegar. Mix the mixture and apply it directly on the spot as a spot treatment. You can also apply it all over your face for even complexion. Vinegar and onion act as one of the best natural spot-reducing remedy because of them are acidic in nature. Apply the paste 2-3 times a day and the acid properties will reverse the oxidation of your skin and will also break up the melanin which will reduce spots/blemishes and will give you even complexion with regular use.

Get rid of Pigmentation:

A good face massage using equal parts of onion juice and yoghurt can reduce skin pigmentation to a great extent. Make a paste using yoghurt and onion; you can also add few drops of lavender oil to get rid of onion smell. Massage this mixture on your face in circular and upward direction for around 15-20 minutes. Concentrate more on pigmented area like around the mouth and within a week you’ll see improvement in you over-all appearance.

Treat hair fall and baldness:

Onions are rich in sulphur which improves the production of collagen tissues, which is very important to treat hair loss and baldness. Moreover the sulphur content has anti-bacterial properties which prevent infections on scalp that can cause hair fall. To stop hair fall, take onion and grind them in a grinder to get the juice out of it. The juice should be around 4-5 tbsp. so that it covers your entire scalp, also mix two tbsp. of honey and few drops of essential oil (lavender oil) to get pleasant aroma. Apply it once a week and within 2-3 uses you’ll see reduction in hair fall.

Get rid of Dandruff:

Mix equal amount of aloe vera gel and onion juice in a bowl depending on your hair length. Apply it all over your scalp and let it stay for 30-45 minutes. Rinse it off with normal shampoo and repeat once a week. Aloe vera gel and onion juice both have medicinal properties which treats scalp problems like itchiness, dandruff, lice etc.