I know for a fact that fruit are the best resource for hydrating and rejuvenating your skin. Smelling fruit alone, can make you feel better, distressed actually. Unlike the chemical beauty treatments, fruits are cost-effective, natural and also bring a visible difference to your health.
Here are some of the most common fruit you can easily buy at every store, along with their remarkable properties thus making it easier for you to choose what best suits you! I would recommend you by locally cultivated fruit as often as you can instead of shiny genetically modified fruit that are hollow in nutritious properties, so beware of that when you read the labels.
Banana: This is one fruit that’s abundantly available all through the year. We know it’s a good source of iron, magnesium and potassium and helps reduce menstrual cramps. The effect of banana on skin too is not something that can be ignored. Bananas are rich in vitamin A, B and E and hence works as an anti-aging agent. A fresh mashed banana facial can do wonders for your skin. For more empowering properties:
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon honey
10 drops lemon juice
Lemon: Lemon juice is an important ingredient in most comestible, cosmetic, household recipes. You can buy lemons on every corner for all year long. With its vitamin C content, its juice will keep your skin healthy and beautiful. A glass of warm water with a tsp of honey and a dash of lemon juice on an empty stomach every morning is a great skin cleanser. It is rich in astringent properties, thus it is a great skin brightener and a power active acne scar remover. Rub the inside of a lemon peel on your elbow to remove any dark spots.
Squeeze 1/2 a lemon (organic is always better) into a bowl, add 2 tbsp of honey (0rganic, raw, natural ). Mix it with a spoon until it gets a liquid consistency. Apply it all over a clean face avoiding eye area. Use it once a week for a natural skin brightener.
Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away is cliched I know, but its health benefits are indisputable. Apple’s antioxidant property prevents cell and tissue damage. Apples are known to contain abundant amounts of elastin and collagen that help keep the skin young also fights free radicals away.
Exfoliating mask ingredients:
Applying a mixture of mashed apple, honey, rose water and oatmeal can act as a great exfoliating mask on your skin.
Orange: Rich in vitamin C that improves skin texture. Like apples, orange too contains collagen that slows skin aging process. Rub the insides of orange on your skin to tighten the skin. Did you know that oranges can be dried and powdered and used as a natural scrub? Like lemons, oranges too help clear skin blemishes.
3-4 TBSP juice from an orange
2 TBSP honey (which need to be heated a bit before use)
Mango: Rightly called the king of fruits for not just it it tastes but also for health benefits. The soft pulpy fruit has an amazing effect on skin too. Rich in vitamin-A and rich antioxidants, it fights against skin aging, regenerates skin cells and restores the elasticity of skin. Mango is known to fight and prevent acne, clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.Read more here.
1 mango remains attached to mango seed
2 tbs lemon juice
2~3 dropletts of tea tree Oil
1 tbsp aluminum free baking soda
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