Over the years of researching and experimenting with natural ingredients to help with my skin, I have amassed a virtual recipe box of facials and masks that can be done using fresh fruits. As there are many of you out there that could benefit from this knowledge, I have decided to share my insights.
Peach Facial: One of my favorites is the peach facial, which works very well as a tightening mask. Simply take a ripened peach, and remove the skin and the pit from the center. Place the peach and the whites from a single egg in a blender, and whip until smooth. Pat the mixture onto your face, and allow it to sit there for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
Apple Mask: I have found that the apple mask is very good for normal skin. Peel, core, and quarter an apple. Chop the apple in your blender, and add two tablespoons of honey. Blend until smooth. Then remove the mixture from the blender, and refrigerate for approximately 10 minutes. Apply the mixture to your face using a patting motion, and be sure to pat until the honey becomes tacky. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, and rinse with warm water.
Strawberry Mask: I have also had great success with a Strawberry mask . The trick here is to use extremely ripe Strawberries. Add approximately ½ cup of strawberries and a ¼ cup of cornstarch to the blender, and mix until smooth. Apply the mixture to your face, and be careful to avoid the area around your eyes. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and rinse it off with cool water.
Tomato & Lemon Facial: The next facial mask is excellent for blemished skin. Chop a ripened tomato into small pieces, and place it in your blender. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice and some instant oatmeal or rolled oats. Mix until it is all combined. Do not mix for too long, as it will not stick to your face. If it gets too thin, simply add more oatmeal. Apply the mixture, and leave it on for 10 minutes. Scrub it off using a warm, wet cloth.
Avocado Mask: A mashed avocado is also amazing for your skin and super easy to make/apply!
There are many different ways to care for your skin, and as many different products on the market. Try to avoid products that have heavy perfumed scents or appear to use poor quality ingredients. While you decide on the best products for your skin care, utilise these all natural fruit facials. I hope you enjoy them.