Friday, 22 June 2012

DIY Fresh Fruit Face Masks for Healthy Skin

Tomáš Obšívač - ToOb on Flickr

Fruit isn't just beneficial when eaten, it's also great for the skin. Different fruits are great for different skin types and are not only a lot cheaper than buying a face mask, they're also simple to make and naturally free from chemicals, perfumes and artificial ingredients. So, when you're full up from your office fruit delivery, why not use the leftovers to give your face a treat too?
Lemon and Honey Face Mask 
  • Tightens + unclogs pores
  • Fades acne scars and aging spots
  • Honey's natural antibacterial properties stops spots and blemishes
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Leaves the face glowing and radiant
How to Make:

Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl, add 2 tbsp of organic honey and mix until combined. Apply over a clean face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10-15 mins, rinse away and apply moisturiser.

Strawberry and Yogurt/Cream Face Mask

  • Moisturises skin
  • Seeds exfoliate
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Fades acne scars 
  • Leaves skin smoother
  • Can be made for either oily or dry skin
How to Make:

Mash 5 fresh strawberries with a fork, in a bowl, until smooth. Add 1/2 tbsp of yogurt and 2 tsp of honey (for oily skin) or 1/2 tbsp of heavy cream and mix until combined. Apply mask to clean face, avoiding the eye area and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse away and apply moisturiser. 

Banana and Oats Facial Mask

  • Great for dry and sensitive skin
  • Oats exfoliate
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Moistures and improves skin tone
  • Smoothes skin and reduces inflammation
How to Make:

Mash 1 ripe banana with a fork in a bowl then mix in 1 tbsp of natural honey. Stir in 4 tbsp of ground oats and then add small amounts of mineral water until the mixture has a creamy consistency. Apply the mask to clean skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing away and applying moisturiser.

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