With the recent lockdowns in the UK a lot of people have found themselves with more free time to explore new hobbies. While some people have got into baking or jewellery making, others have been experimenting with their skin care routines.

A skin care routine is an essential part of keeping your skin healthy, but what many people do not know is that onions can be super helpful with this. They are one of the most versatile vegetables and are not just good for cooking!

Onions have healing properties and while their properties are considered a vital part of a healthy diet, the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids found in them can also all help to protect the skin against the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays. Onion juice has many benefits for a healthy-looking skin:

  • Protects your skin from the sun: all the vitamins found in onion juice can help in protecting your skin from the damaging effects of being under the sun, especially if you have fairer skin.
  • Young looking skin: the antioxidants found in onions make a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which is very effective in fighting signs of aging and helping to keep your skin look young. They can also help to brighten the skin and can help against the appearance of dark spots or pigmentation marks.
  • Works as a detox: the antioxidants also help detoxify the body by removing toxins from the bloodstream, which helps to purify the skin.
  • Antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory: these properties make onions a great help against acne, inflammation and even help with healing scars.

If you are using onions in your diet now, then you will already be benefiting from them. But maybe it is time to take it one step further. Cut an onion in half and dip a cotton ball into it and apply all over your skin, this will help to rejuvenate and brighten your skin. If the smell is too strong for you, mix it with a little bit of water and dilute it.

M&P Engineering has a lot of experience in manufacturing onion peeling machinery and is proud of its famous Large Onion Peeling Machine. This machine is in the forefront of food production globally, with many thousands of units sold worldwide. It can peel, top and tail onions of different sizes using self-adjusting knives. It also uses a dry peeling process, to avoid waste slurry. You can see it in action here.

As well as onion peeling machines, M&P Engineering also supplies depositors, fillers and fresh-cut machinery to cover a wide range of food production needs. Watch our Carousel Grid Cutting Machine in action here.

To find out more about M&P Engineering and our products, please contact us here.

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