Here at FFTO HQ we're always looking for the best ways to make the most of our office fruit deliveries, and what better way than using than on our skin? Fruit and vegetables are not only great to eat, but they also have great benefits when applied to the skin topically. So check out our list below, and add some of these to your next office fruit delivery!
Should you get a sunburn, or an ordinary burn, look no further than your fridge. Cool cucumber is soothing to burnt skin not just because it's cool, but it also has antioxidant and analgesic properties which promote healing and further relief from discomfort. Simply cut up, mash the cucumber, and place it over the burn, to help reduce the swelling, redness and pain.
Lemons are a natural antibacterial, and are rich in Vitamin C and citric acid. They are great for treating skin issues like acne and blackheads, and soothing chapped lips, as well as serving as an effective skin lighter and brightener.
Pineapple contains a large amount of natural bromelain, which has special benefits as it gently exfoliates the skin. Using pineapple juice or pulp topically will help clear off dead skin cells and reveal beautiful glowing skin.
Apart from a high Vitamin C content, strawberries also contain an important alpha hydroxy acid, known as salicylic acid, which makes them extra beneficial for the skin. Salicylic acid is known best for its use in acne treatments, as penetrates deep into the pores and cleans them out. It can unclog oily pores and stop pimples from forming - winner! This will also help clear our milia, whiteheads and blackheads before they turn into stubborn pimples.
Have any natural skincare saviours that you'd like to share? Let us know @office_fruit