Fruit facial recipes are ideal for treating skin problems like acne or a dull complexion. We eat fruit for its vitamins and antioxidant properties, and we can derive the same benefits by applying the sources of these nutrients directly to the skin. Perhaps the most compelling reason is that they are natural, with no chemicals or allergens. Instead of using expensive treatments that might contain harmful ingredients, try a budget-friendly natural remedy made with fruit to moisturize and revitalize all types of skin, leaving you with a gorgeous glow.
Here are some common fruit facial recipes. They are typically left on for about 15 minutes and then rinsed off with warm water.
Strawberries and papayas contain salicylic acid and are natural exfoliants. After mashing them, mix them with cornstarch, wheat flour or oatmeal to make a paste.
Peaches are rich in Vitamins A and C, and their alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) open your pores and get rid of dead skin cells.
Grapes contain several vitamins and antioxidants. Simply mash them and combine them with honey for a soothing mask.
Bananas mixed with honey (and orange or lemon juice) are gentle enough for all skin types, and they contain antioxidants to help fight acne. This mixture can also eliminate dry skin cells and help prevent wrinkles.
Pineapples contain the enzyme bromelain, which helps unclog pores by removing dead skin cells. Combine pineapple juice and wheat flour, or use the pineapple’s flesh mixed with honey.
Grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes might be too acidic, so you might not want to put citrus fruits directly on your face. Use small amounts of the juice, or combine it with wheat flour to make a mild skin treatment.
When trying new fruit facial recipes, you should check for sensitivity by testing a small bit of the mixture on your wrist before applying it to your face.