KIWI AND LEMON JUICE
A good source of vitamin C, potassium, fibre, phytochemicals and anti-oxidants, kiwis stay well in cold storage making them available almost round the year. Another vitamin C-rich fruit is the lemon, which helps remove toxins, boost immunity and alleviate digestive problems. A mixture of kiwi and lemon juice effectively removes dead cells, cleans pores and nourishes the skin. “Kiwis are rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice has natural antibacterial properties that cure acne and prevent further breakouts. Citric acid in the lemon juice acts as a gentle skin peel or exfoliant as it removes the top layer of dead cells resulting in a smooth complexion. Using lemon juice on blackheads reduces their frequency and severity,” says Dr Singh. Mash and blend the flesh of a kiwi with fresh lemon juice to make a scrub. The kiwi seeds should be retained in the scrub to enhance its effectiveness. The scrub is suitable for all skin types and age groups. The scrub should be applied on the face, left for five minutes, gently massaged and then washed off. The scrub should be not be used on inflamed skin.