5 Reasons why bitter gourd is good for your skin

Bitter gourd also known as karela in Indian households, may not make it to the list of your favourite vegetables when it comes to taste, but the benefits it offers are immense, not just for your health but also for your skin. Here are some reasons why you should include bitter gourd in your diet.

 Onlymyhealth Staff Writer
Written by: Onlymyhealth Staff WriterPublished at: Jun 14, 2017

Healthy skin

Healthy skin
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Including bitter gourd in your diet will allow you to fight off skin infections such or diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. It helps your skin to remain-acne free and gives you a radiant glow. In addition, it also helps get rid of blemishes and acne scars from the skin. Image souce : Getty

Minimises heat rashes

Minimises heat rashes
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If you’re struggling with heat rashes and acne problems, bitter gourd is the thing that can provide you the excellent solution. It can also treat your sun burnt skin. All you have to do is take 2 bitter gourds. Cut them and deseed them. Boil them in a saucepan, let them simmer for about 15 minutes. Let the liquid cool down. Add the liquid in your bath water for best results. Try this remedy for couple of days. Image souce : Getty

Use it as a facemask

Use it as a facemask
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Did you know this vegetable can be used as a great face cleanser? Take peels of a few oranges and dry them in sun for a couple of days. Now mix these peels along with 2 deseeded bitter gourds and blend them in a blender. Apply the paste on all over face and neck and let it dry. Later, wash it off with cold water. Alternatively, for glowing skin, you can use bitter gourd with cucumber. All you have to do is prepare a paste using 1 bitter gourd and 1 cucumber and apply it on your face as well on the neck. Leave it for 7-8 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Image souce : Getty

Purifies blood

Purifies blood
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It’s no news that bitter gourd is considered one of the best natural blood purifiers. If you drink its juice on an empty stomach, it helps purify the blood, giving you a clear and glowing skin.  After all, it’s the impure blood that causes darkening of skin, pimples and acne in the first place. Image souce : Getty

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