Originating from Asia, mandarins have an easy to peel, non edible skin with sweet and juicy segments inside similar to oranges.
Antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin B12, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and fibre.
Like all citrus mandarins are fabulous for skin and hair. Packed with antioxidants a serve can provide upto 80% of your total daily vitamin C requirement helping to neutralise the harmful cell-damaging effects of free radicals. Mandarins are loaded with vitamin A too, perfect for winter days when many people skip the application of sunscreen. The sun’s UV rays can create free radicals and quicken the ageing process, leading to wrinkles and damaged skin. Vitamin A protects the skin by helping to absorb UV rays. High dietary fibre in this fruit cleanses the system flushing out harmful toxins to give your skin a healthy and natural glow. The combination of vitamin E and B12 in mandarins encourage healthy hair growth and work to slow greying. Mandarin oil (extracted from the skin) is found to be helpful in reducing inflammation, growing new cells and tissues and providing antibacterial properties to keep skin smooth, toned and clear and heal wounds faster.
The perfect non messy fruit for a mid morning snack, just peel and enjoy!
When buying, make sure your mandarin has an unblemished peel and is not too soft! They can be either consumed raw or as juice, and can be applied topically as well. You can add mandarin juice to your hair and rinse it thoroughly for instant shine and bounce.
Find more out about what’s in your beauty productshere. With its soft and soothing texture, why not try a Mandarin and Cinnamon Lip Nourish to protect your lips this winter!
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