All of us have had our mothers pester us to eat more fruits as they went on and on about their great benefits for our skin as well as our overall health. Don’t we all regret not taking them seriously back then? The good news is that we haven’t lost the ‘baby skin’ texture forever. Below are 3 easy to prepare but wondrous fruit face mask recipes that will help us to regain that super-soft and gorgeous skin. These DIY fruit masks work for all kinds of skin textures, from dry to oily to acne breakouts.
1. Banana Cleansing Face Mask
Banana is a wonderful fruit containing abundant amounts of Vitamin B, E, A and C as well as minerals that are instrumental in helping your get healthy and glowing skin. Being one of the best sources of natural oils and potassium, it also works as a remarkable emollient. Not only this, it also contains an amino acid called tryptophan, making it ideal for use in beauty treatments. Prepare a mask by mashing half a banana and combining it with the paste of a few strawberries and a little honey. Apply it on your face for about 20 minutes and then rinse off to get clear glowing skin.
2. Cherry and Strawberry Face Mask
Cherries are extremely rich in Vitamin C, A and beta carotene as well as contain anti-oxidants in abundant amounts along with minerals like iron, magnesium and potassium. Due to this, they have skin lightening and anti-aging properties. On the other hand, strawberries contain vitamin C and salicylic acid, making it ideal for aging skin as well. When mixed together with honey, they work as a powerful tonic for aging skin. To use this mask, simply crush 4-5 ripe strawberries and cherries and mix with a tablespoon of honey. Apply on your face for 30 minutes and get a beautiful skin texture. When used consistently, it will slow down the aging of your skin greatly.
3. Avocado and Honey Mask for Extremely Dry Skin
This mask can magically transform dry, scaling and peeling skin to healthy and beautiful skin. Take the half of a ripe avocado and mix its creamy puree with ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of honey and apply over your face for 15-20 minutes. The coconut oil and avocado provide moisture to the skin whereas the honey helps to heal the raw and chafed areas.