Good news, girls! Fruit isn’t just good for your health anymore – it can also be wonderful for your skin. The same nutrients and properties that make fresh fruit so essential for your health also will benefit your complexion. The following face masks are all based on fresh fruit and will help with a number of skin complaints to leave you with a fresh, glowing beautiful complexion.
Banana Fruit Face Pack
In a bowl, mash a ripe banana into a paste and add a dash or lemon or honey if you have problems with acne. Apply it to your face and neck, then leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing and patting dry. Bananas will help cleanse your skin and remove dirt and sebum from your pores while lemon is a natural astringent to tone the skin while the honey moisturizes. Together, these three ingredients make for a very effective beauty treatment.
Tomato Fruit Face Pack
To use, simply squeeze out the tomato pulp and apply it to your skin. Leave it to dry for ten minutes and while you rinse it off, the seeds in the pulp will give a gently scrubbing action. This is excellent if you have oily skin because tomato will balance the natural oil production and also has natural antiseptic properties which kill off acne-causing bacteria.
Grape Fruit Face Pack
Mash a handful of grapes in a bowl to obtain a pulp then apply it to your and face. Leave it on until it dries then rinse it off. The tannins in the grapes will help soothe down the redness and irritation of acne and like tomatoes, it has natural antiseptic properties that kill off acne-causing bacteria. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish your skin.
Papaya Fruit Face Pack
To make, mash ripe papaya fruit into a pulp and apply it directly to your face, then let it set for 15-20 minutes before washing away. Papaya will moisturize the face natural and tighten and tone the skin, while its rich nutrient content will give you a beautiful glowing complexion.
Cucumber Face Pack
Grate fresh cucumber into a pulp and apply to face and neck. Let it dry naturally, then rinse and pat with a towel. This pulp can also be refrigerated for a while and is gentle enough to be applied to the delicate skin around the eyes. This pack will help for skin that has been exposed too much sun or wind and will soothe down irritation.
These masks are all easy to make and apply and can be used regularly to improve a whole variety of skin complaints; they will all leave your skin softer, more nourished and with an even, attractive tone.
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