Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Peach is a wonderful fruit that is delicious, juicy and filled with many nutrients. It provides many beauty benefits too, that is good for skin and hair.

Peach contains various nutrient contents like minerals, vitamins, dietary fibres, and antioxidants. When there is a fresh outbreak of rain, you will find this fruit grown in abundance. The aromatic peach is packed with nutrition and is usually an important ingredient in various cosmetic products apart from its appeal for cooking.

8 Exclusive Ways to use Peach for maintaining your Skin & Hair

Peel the skin from the peach and chop the fruit into fine pieces. Remove the seed before cutting it. You can make a paste from the pieces using a blender or by using a flat surface of a spoon. Before applying the peach on your skin, you should wash your face with water and dry it. Peach is used as a beauty agent in various ways.

  1. Peach to Remove Dry Skin:

    Ingredients

    Peach: 1 cup

    Yogurt: 1 tablespoon

    Papaya: 1 cup

    Method:

    Make a mixture of peach, papaya and yogurt. Mash and blend the ingredients together to make a rich paste. Apply it as a thin layer on the entire face, excluding the eyes and mouth. Leave it to dry and then rinse it off with warm water. Scrub your face clean using the paste. It helps to moisturize the skin and keeps it soft. The yellow papaya will add radiance to your skin. Similarly, the yogurt keeps the skin moisturized and eliminates dryness from the skin. The peach which is rich in vitamins, when added with yogurt, helps to trap the moisture within the skin and improves the texture of the skin.

  2. Peach used as a Moisturizer:

    Ingredients

    Peach: 1 cup

    Yogurt: 2 tbsp

    Honey: 1 tbsp

    Method:

    Mash the peach and mix the ingredients together in a blender and bring into a fine paste. Clean your face with water and wipe it dry. Apply the paste as a mask. Allow it to stay on for about 10 minutes. The honey and yogurt helps to remove dry skin and keeps it moisturized. They help to retain the moisture in the skin. Rinse your face with warm water and watch the difference in your skin texture. You can apply the paste on your neck too. If you have additional quantity of the paste, you can apply them on your feet and give them a brisk massage for clean and moisturized feet.

  3. Peach used as an Anti-Aging Treatment:

    Ingredients

    Peach: 1 cup

    Honey: 1tablespoon

    Method:

    Peaches are rich in Vitamin C and contain flavonoids. Mash the peach, to a fine paste. Add honey to it. Apply this paste on your skin using a cosmetic brush or a cotton ball. Allow it to dry. After about 10 minutes, you can remove the paste from your face with some lukewarm water. Slide your finger on your skin and you will find the skin soft to touch. The dryness and wrinkles disappear with this face mask. They also remove blemishes that appear with age. Dark circles around the eyes, will slowly disappear with this treatment. The paste helps to tighten and rejuvenate your skin.

  4. Peach to Heal Wounds and Scars:

    Ingredients

    Chopped Peach: 1 cup

    Methods

    Chop the peach after removing the seeds. Take about a cup of chopped peach. Mash the pieces to make a fine paste and apply it on your skin evenly with a fine smooth brush. You can use a cosmetic brush that is clean and soft. Rub the paste on the patches that require healing, with a few deft strokes. Allow the nutritious content of the mixture to soak into the scar or infection. Wash it off after 10 to 15 minutes. The protein-rich peach helps in healing the skin, even when you have deep cuts or scratches.

    You can also eat the remaining pieces, to develop a good immunity system. Skin infections are easily cured with this application, as the peach paste has healing properties. It helps in tissue regeneration and repair.

  5. Peach Scrub

    Ingredients

    Peach: one cup, finely chopped.

    Honey: 1 tablespoon

    Oatmeal finely grounded: 1 tablespoon

    Method:

    Mash the peach to a fine paste. Add honey and blend it well. Add finely ground oatmeal to the mixture. Now blend it well again. Apply it as a thin paste on the face.

    Massage the scrub thoroughly over your face. The oatmeal acts as a good scrub and removes the dead skin by exfoliating it. Your skin will feel fresh after this treatment.

    Honey enriches the skin and acts as a moisturizer. The rich nutrient content in peaches will rejuvenate the skin leaving it clean and free of blemishes.

  6. Peach for Glowing Skin:

    Ingredients

    Peach: 1 cup of seedless, diced pieces

    Cherries: 7 to 8

    Rose water: 1 teaspoon

    Method:

    Deseed the cherries and the peach. Mash them and take the puree from the mixture. Add rose water and apply it on your face. Give your skin a gentle massage. Leave it on for about 10 minutes to dry. Now wash it off with lukewarm water and feel the texture of your skin. It will feel soft and gives your skin a soft and young look. The added nutrition from the cherries along with peach will add a glow to your skin. You can also place a paper towel on the pack, after applying the puree so that the liquid does not wash off. The rose water will add to the glow on your face.

  7. Peach for UV Ray Protection:

    Ingredients

    Peach: 1 cup

    Method:

    Cut the peach into fine pieces. Take about a cup of these pieces. Boil it with a little water, over a low flame. Mash it well and apply it on your face, after it cools down.

    Slowly rub the paste over your face. Allow the vitamin A and vitamin C content in the paste to soak into the skin. You can apply the paste after you are out in the hot sun as a protection against the harmful rays. It also removes any damage to the skin if you have been out for a long duration, under the hot sun.

  8. Peach for Healthy Hair:

    Ingredients:

    Peach pulp

    Method:

    Mash the pulp well. Apply it to the roots of the hair. Allow it to set and restore the hair roots, for about 5 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. The pulp is rich in antioxidants that help repairs the hair follicles and keeps the scalp clean. The nutrient-rich pulp enriches the hair and stimulates hair growth. Peach is good for hair and scalp.

    Below are given surprising benefits of peach to maintain your skin and hair health:

  9. Skin Moisturizer:

    Peach acts as a good moisturizer that keeps the skin healthy. As it is rich in vitamin A and C, it enriches the skin with plenty of nutrition. The water content in peach protects moisture content of the skin cells and keeps it hydrated for long. This is useful to treat dry skin.

  10. Skin Exfoliation:

    Peach helps to exfoliate dry skin. The dead tissues found on the surface of the skin are removed when the peach is applied to the skin. It eliminates dry skin and dead cells. This helps the skin to become young and taut. It also helps to remove wrinkles and fine lines that accumulate with age.

  11. Wound Healer:

    The vitamins and minerals keep the tissues of the skin healthy. The protein content found in peaches help skin tissues to heal fast. Similarly, the peach paste provides a relief against pain and hastens the healing process. It also provides resistance to being infected easily.

  12. Skin Protection:

    The sun’s rays that contain UV rays are harmful when the skin is exposed to it. Peaches which are rich in vitamins and minerals contain plenty of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. The antioxidants in peach protect the skin from the harsh rays of the sun. They help in removing sunburns. The vitamin A content helps to prevent cancer.

  13. Hair Protection:

    Peach is most beneficial to the skin and to the hair too. The nutritious content present in the pulp of peach helps to keep the hair shiny and soft. This helps to reduce hair fall. It is used as a cleanser that keeps the scalp and hair clean. It removes dandruff and aids hair growth.

  14. How to Make a Peach Paste?

    Making Peach Puree

    Take a medium-sized peach. Peel it and deseed it. Then slice it into small cubes. Very ripe peaches have more juice in them. Place a cup of these diced peaches on a low flame, add about a quarter cup of water to it. Let the liquid simmer for about 2 minutes. Once it cools, you can use a food processor or a blender to make the puree. You can use the puree and add other ingredients together, to make a face pack. If you have too much of the puree, you can freeze it or you can drink it up.

    Peach in Natural Form

    To use the peach in its natural form is very easy. You just remove the skin from a ripe peach and cut it two halves. You can rub one half of the fruit directly on the skin for better results. The skin of the fruit is used in skin cleaning treatment too. You need not add any ingredients to it. There is no mixing, no mashing but a direct application for the best results.

    Mashing the Peach

    You can take the pulp of peach after removing the skin and seeds. Make a thick paste of it using a juice blender or a food processor. Now the peach paste is ready to be mixed with other ingredients.

  15. Health Benefits of Peach

    There are various compounds present in peach that benefits your health.

    • Peaches are very nutritious and contain Vitamin A, K, and C.
    • They help to improve heart conditions, as they have lycopene content in them.
    • The antioxidant compounds help to wash off the free radicals that may cause skin irritation and allergy-like eczema and psoriasis.
    • The beta-carotene content in peaches is good for the eyes and improves clarity in vision.
    • Peaches are rich in fiber and prevent constipation and improve weight control. They also improve digestion.
    • They are used as in various recipes that require peach flavour.
  16. Tips while applying Peach Mask

    • Peel a peach and remove the seed. Cut it into fine cubes and mash it into a fine paste.
    • You can use a flat spoon or a blender to make the paste.
    • Use a ripe peach to extract more juice and pulp.
    • When you mix it with yogurt or honey, make it into the right consistency, so that it does not drip.
    • Use a clean, soft brush to apply it on your face. You can even use a cosmetic brush that is set aside for this purpose.
    • Never allow any face mask to set in for more than 10 minutes. It may cause allergies such as wheezing or a headache.
    • When using yogurt, make sure that you do not have a cough or cold, as it will aggravate it.

    The peach is a natural fruit that contains nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C. It also contains antioxidants, proteins, and minerals that are very nutritious for the body. The beta-carotene, magnesium, and potassium help in protecting the skin. External application and internal intake of the fruit is good for the body and skin. Peach is good for all types of skin, both dry and oily skin. Use the pulp of the fruit and choose an appropriate do-it-yourself face mask from those provided above, according to your need, to nourish and beautify your skin.

    Enjoy the beauty benefits of the peach to have a well-maintained and glowing skin.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: August 14, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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