Apples, mangos, grapes, pears, bananas, cantaloupes, and peaches all make great masks and are good for your skin. When applied to the skin, fruit acids supplement the skin’s natural exfoliation process by sloughing away the outer layer of dead skin cells, thus revealing smoother cells underneath. Fruit facials also improve the skin’s circulation and reduce pore size.
Fruit acids should not be used more than twice a week. I am only saying this, because even though fruit facials are a wonderful treatment for the skin, sometimes using a fruit facial too often can leave the skin feeling a little bit on the dry side and that is not something desirable or beneficial for the health of your skin. Be wise and don’t over do it by applying fruit facials more than twice a week. Enjoy!
Take a handful of grapes (green, red, or purple), mash them up with a spoon or blender, apply to clean washed face, leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, and rub the mixture over the skin to exfoliate dead skin cells. Voila!-you now have beautiful, soft, glowing skin.
Each fruit has a different texture. Some grapes are juicy and some are dry. Use grapes and other fruits on your face according to your personal preference.
The “alligator pear” provides a rich source of vitamins A, B, D and E and actually contains more potassium than a banana. Owing to that, avocado penetrates the skin evenly and quickly, and as a result moisturizes amazingly and helps fill up fine lines & wrinkles.
For your moisture-rich facial: Mash up an avocado with 1 organic egg yolk and apply to face for 20 minutes, then wash it off to reveal much more supple skin.
Bananas contain many of the same benefits as avocados but without the oils, so they work well on oily or combination skin, smoothing and nourishing your skin while employing antioxidants to purify and youthify.
For your rejuvenating facial: Mash half of a ripe banana with two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of lemon or orange juice. Apply to your face for 15 minutes, then wash off for an instant glow.
There is a reason a couple of slices of cucumber over the eyes is a longtime beauty ritual. The ascorbic and caffeic acids present in cucumbers are known to prevent water retention (goodbye puffy eyes and dark circles!). In addition, silica in cucumber aids in the overall health of your skin and can improve your complexion, while its high water content makes for a natural moisturizer.
For your soothing facial: Peel a cucumber and run it through a blender or a food processor. Pour the cucumber pulp into a colander or strainer and catch the cucumber’s liquid. Add that to 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of witch hazel. Stir it and gently add a beaten, fluffy egg white. Apply to your face and leave it on for 15 to 25 minutes, then rinse off.