Fruits are very valuable sources for health, especially those rich in anti-oxidant properties which help to fight against skin inflammations and promote anti-aging effects.
Fresh fruit nourishes your skin without any use of synthetic oils, chemicals or other preservatives.
Face masks made of fruits is beneficial in many ways, as it can cleanse your skin and make it softer and more elastic.
Fruits assist in the production of skin protein called collagen and speed up the metabolism of underlying layers of skin.
Apart from saving you money, homemade face masks using fruits contain higher concentrations of antioxidants than those available in stores. Here are a few fruit face mask recipes you can try in the comfort of your home.
Ingredients: 1 apple, 2 tablespoons of honey, ½ teaspoon of sage
Preparation: Chop up apple and place it in a bowl. Add honey and sage to chopped apple. Refrigerate the ingredients for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, lightly pat the mixture onto your face until the honey feels sticky. Allow it to settle for about 30 minutes and then rinse your face with warm water.
Ingredients required: ¼ cup cornstarch, ½ cup extremely ripen strawberries
Preparation: Mix strawberries and cornstarch well to make a thick paste. Apply this mixture to your face. Allow it to settle for 30 minutes and then rinse it thoroughly with cool water.
Papaya face mask
Ingredients: ¼ cup of ripe papaya, 1 ½ teaspoons of Aloe Vera gel, and 4 teaspoons of green cosmetic clay
Preparation: Make a puree of ripe papaya fruit. Add clay and Aloe Vera gel to the papaya puree. Spread the mixture evenly over your face and neck regions. Allow it to settle on your skin for 20 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Pineapple face mask
Pineapple contains excellent enzymes that help your skin to eliminate dead skin cells. It also cleanses impurities in the pores of your skin.
Ingredients: 2 teaspoons chopped pineapple, 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Preparation: Blend both the ingredients well using a blender. Apply the mixture evenly to your face including neck regions. Leave it on your skin for about 15 minutes before you rinse it with warm water.
Anti-aging peach face mask
Ingredients: 2 medium-sized peaches, 2 tablespoons whipped cream
Preparation: Peel the outer layer of peaches and mash them well. Add whipped cream to mashed peaches. Apply it to your face and allow 20 minutes for the mask to settle and thereafter rinse your face with lukewarm water.