Radish Juice
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Many skincare fads and home remedies circulate on social media, promising miraculous results. One such claim is the use of radish juice for achieving glowing skin. However, dermatologists urge caution and skepticism towards these trends. Dr. Vandana Punjabi, a dermatologist and trichologist, emphasizes that not everything natural is automatically safe.
Armen Adamjan, a video creator, recently shared a recipe involving radish and honey for glowing skin. Intrigued by this homemade remedy, experts were consulted to evaluate its effectiveness. According to Adamjan, radishes are rich in vitamin C, zinc, phosphorus, and other minerals, making them beneficial for dry skin, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Dr. Sravya C Tipirneni, a consultant dermatologist, explains that radishes possess natural skin-brightening properties and enzymes that act as exfoliants, promoting cell turnover and revealing a youthful complexion. Additionally, radishes have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can combat acne-causing bacteria, reduce redness, and soothe inflamed skin. These characteristics make radishes potentially beneficial for acne-prone or sensitive skin.
Adamjan suggests creating a face mask by blending peeled radish with olive oil and honey and applying it for 10 minutes. Dr. Tipirneni also recommends using radish juice as a toner or cleanser to balance pH levels, reduce pore size, and remove impurities.
However, Dr. Punjabi cautions against relying solely on natural remedies. While radish contains nutrients that benefit the body when ingested, there is no scientific evidence to support its topical application on the skin and hair. In fact, Dr. Punjabi has observed cases where radish juice, along with olive oil and honey, triggered acne, dermatitis, dandruff, and hair fall.

Re-reported from the article originally published in The Indian Express

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