The Benefits Of Eating Raw Onions For Your Skin

3 Jun


After a crazy family food fight which ended up with my brother in law mashing a raw onion all over my face I noticed that my skin felt smooth and looked luminous for three days straight. Knowing that the moisturizer that I was currently using was definitely not the reason behind it, I realized that it must have been the onions. I started doing a lot of research and learned a lot about the benefits of eating raw onions for your skin.

Benefits Of Eating Onions For Your Skin

  • Onions are jam packed with vitamin A, E and especially C which is known to give the skin a beautiful healthy glow. Vitamin C also helps to lighten skin color.
  • When you eat onions you consume a large dose of natural antioxidants which fight off free radicals and harmful UV rays that cause the skin to age faster.
  • One of the best benefits of eating onions for the skin is that the juice can help get rid of dark spots and will help to even out your skin tone.
  • If you have acne then the benefits of eating raw onions is great for your skin because onions contain anti-inflammatory properties which fight acne causing bacteria so that your skin stays clearer longer.
  • To remove impurities from our skin we tend to use cleansers, toners, exfoliates and masks. One of the benefits of eating onions however is that the antioxidants work beautifully to clean out the skin’s impurities so that your skin looks and feels better.
  • If you’re into anti-aging then you’ll be happy to learn that onions contain quercetin which is a very strong antioxidant. Quercetain helps to fight off wrinkles  and can be found in all of the onions except for the white ones.

Now I have to tell you that I can’t stand the smell of raw onions but the results are what beauty companies try to bottle.  So whether or not the smell and taste of raw onions bother you, it’s time to get used to it and make them a part of your diet.

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21 Responses to “The Benefits Of Eating Raw Onions For Your Skin”

  1. Brooke @ Blushing Noir June 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    I loveeeeee onions. I won’t eat them like an apple but I love to mix them up in the food when I cook!
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  2. Cosmetics Aficionado June 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    I love onions! Raw or cooked :)

  3. Erika June 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    I do like onions and eat them both raw and cooked on a fairly regular basis. I don’t know if they are doing anything for my skin, tho. :)
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  4. Jessica June 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    I am not an onion fan, they have to be cooked for me to enjoy them. I will attempt to try out some recipes with them raw though, because these are great benefits!
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  5. Jamie @ Makeuplifelove June 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    Love this. I seriously never realized the benefits, until someone told me when you feel like you are getting sick to slice a onion and place it near your bed and literally it will absorb all the bacteria and you wont be sick long. Ummmm… yeah totally tried it and didnt think it work, and WOW- wonders!!! Love these facts too. Great post!!
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  6. Naomi Ganzu June 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    Oh I had no idea absolutely that raw onions are so imp. I better incorporate them in my diet! Thank you so much :D
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  7. Miranda June 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    Loved reading this because I LOVE onions!!!
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  8. Eugenia June 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Awesome tips but I just can’t stand the smell of raw onions :/

  9. Phyrra June 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    I love onions!
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  10. Laura MyNewestAddiction June 4, 2014 at 12:47 am #

    My grandma used to eat onions like an apple. I finally started liking them sautéed
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  11. MarciaF (beauty info zone) June 4, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    Well I’m not going to have great skin because I can’t tolerate raw onion. If I’m ordering in a restaurant that’s one of the main questions I ask.
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  12. Kelly R June 4, 2014 at 1:25 am #

    I love onions. They have lots of benefits… and I just love the flavor.
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  13. Justina June 4, 2014 at 2:24 am #

    Blech I can’t eat raw onions except on a salad or a burger! lol
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  14. Lisa Heath June 4, 2014 at 3:39 am #

    I actually love onion and eat it in almost every meal!
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  15. Nidia June 4, 2014 at 5:14 am #

    Ah, what some of us will do for beauty. I like my onions cooked, but will take small bits of raw red onion on my hamburger.
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  16. Sheila (Painted Ladies) June 4, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    That sounds like a really crazy family food fight! I cannot stand onions raw, but love them cooked.
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  17. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries June 5, 2014 at 1:42 am #

    I love onions but they are a really interesting vegetable. While they may have all these physical beauty benefits there is also the argument against that in order to keep our bodies alkaline we mustn’t consume pungents (onions, garlic, etc). I don’t personally follow an alkaline diet but the studies are very interesting and definitely worth a look at if you care about anti-aging.
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  18. Kath TheFabZilla June 5, 2014 at 3:25 am #

    I love onions! Cooked or raw, they’re staple food for me
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  19. Betzy Carmona June 5, 2014 at 4:16 am #

    If only I could stand onion more
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  20. Kath TheFabZilla June 6, 2014 at 6:00 am #

    I like onions, raw or cooked. Just remember to freshen up after eating…or else!
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  21. Dima Al Mahsiri June 6, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    Hi Aleya,

    I was surprised by the huge benefits of onions for skin, I love to have some in my diet especially that onions can be added to many salads.
    An old trick that could help get full benefits of onions and still don’t suffer from bad breath is to take some fresh parsely after your meal. That should work!
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