Everyone desires and wishes to be good looking. In today’s world it is an eligibility for success (and fitness for survival). For that, skin care is imperative and impelling, especially the Face. An adage says, “A good looking person’s job is half done”. Child psychology says, “even a baby stares at a good looking (beautiful) face, longer”.
If we keep our skin( fair complexioned or dark complexioned), clean, clear, even toned, acne, blemish, lines, blotch & scar free, youthful, glowing, healthy and perfect, our skin will keep us good looking. It is a known fact, that amongst all our foods, fruits contain most of the nutrients and ingredients essential and vital for the health of our skin. Even most of the commercial skin and beauty care products sold at stores contain one or more fruit extracts in them – because they are the best.
However, the commercial products may contain some substances(ingredients) that are harmful to our skin and further, they are exorbitantly priced. Here are 5 amazing, DIY, homemade natural fruit packs for a youthful, radiant healthy skin to give you that good looks you always desire and wish for!
1. BANANA FACE MASK
ONE RIPE BANANA : rich in iron, zinc, amino acids, vitamins A, B, E, anti-ageing and exfoliating ingredients, maintains elasticity and removes acne scars.
LEMON: a natural lightening and bleaching agent, inhibits growth of acne causing bacteria, tightens pores.
HONEY: a natural anti bacterial, good for acne prone skin and breakouts and a good humectants (locks hydration), anti oxidant, protects from UV rays, rejuvenates.
ROLLED OATS: gently exfoliates, soothes itches, eczema, insect bites, relieves dryness, brightens dull skin.
METHOD: Mash up one banana in a bowl – add one tsp. honey – add one tsp lemon juice – add oatmeal – mix these ingredients well, into a smooth paste – apply to clean skin – keep it on for 15 – 20 minutes and wipe off with a soft cotton cloth.
2. AVACADO FACE PACK
AVACADO: rich in zinc, potassium, minerals and vitamins B,C,E,K, anti oxidants – prevents ageing, rejuvenates, hydrates, protects from toxins and gives radiance.
METHOD: mash half an avocado in a bowl – add juice of half a lemon – add one tablespoon honey – mix well – apply on face and neck – rinse off after 20 minutes – wipe face clean with soft cotton cloth.
3. PAPAYA AND HONEY FACE PACK:
2 PIECES OF PAPAYA: rich in vitamin A and enzyme papain – exfoliates, is anti inflammatory, soothes acne, slows ageing, removes fine lines, acne scars and blemishes, nourishes , brightens, moisturizes skin, and gives glow.
METHOD: blend papaya into smooth pulp – add 1 tsp. honey – and mix well – apply generously on skin – leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes – wash with water and wipe clean with soft cotton cloth – apply moisturizer and you can notice a glow on your face.
4. ORANGE FACE MASK:
ORANGE: rich in anti oxidants, citric acid, tightens, and brightens skin, a natural astringent, works on blemishes, scars pigments and removes black heads(along with lemon juice)
METHOD: squeeze juice of one orange into a bowl – add one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice – mix well – apply on face – leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes – wash and clean your face with a soft cotton cloth.
5. GRAPES AND APPLE FACE PACK:
HALF AN APPLE: rich in vitamin C, helps build collagen ( a structural component of skin) , contains copper that helps make melanin (pigments), protects from UV rays, contains vitamin A.
SEVEN GRAPES: are rich in vitamin C, E, helps toning and firming skin, strengthens red blood corpuscles (RBC) and improves elasticity, prevents acne .
METHOD: blend apple and grapes into a smooth paste – apply on face and leave it on for half an hour –wash and pat dry.
The above DIY face masks are easily made from natural ingredients that are safe and very effective in the long run, without causing any adverse side effects, and inexpensive unlike the commercially available beauty and skin care products. Sure you will be glad to try them and happy after you’ve tried them.