If you want great skin then you should look no further from your refrigerator! The best skin care recipes are made from the common ingredients found in your kitchen and these natural ingredients can do wonders for your skin. Since I have already written about the best fruits for our skin, its time to find out the face masks that can be made with them.
Fruit-based face masks are loaded with antioxidants which help in fighting free radicals. While eating these fruits in beneficial, their topical application can give amazing results. Try these face mask recipes for skin that’s smooth, even toned and glowing!
Apple Face Mask
Take one medium size apple and mash it well. Apply its pulp on the skin and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off and follow with a moisturizer. Apples are rich in Vitamin A, B and C which have numerous sin benefits. While Vitamin A helps in cell renewal, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights free radicals. This face masks also lightens blemishes and acts as a mild exfoliant. You can create several types of face masks with apples- Add honey to apple pulp and you have an excellent face mask for oily skin. You can mix banana pulp with apple pulp to make a hydrating and nourishing face mask, it can also be mixed with yogurt or you can simply apply boiled apple pulp on your face.
Papaya Face Mask
If you want to nourish your dry skin in summers, then Papaya Honey face mask is the perfect recipe for you. Take half cup papaya cubes and mash well to form a pulp. Add one tablespoon honey and use this mixture on the face for 20 minutes. Rinse off with water.
Papaya-Orange face mask can work wonders on oily skin. Since orange juice acts as an astringent, it helps in reducing oil on the skin. Papaya and orange are great for lightening blemishes and pigmentation besides keeping the skin healthy. To make this face mask, squeeze the juice out of a few orange pieces. Add it to the papaya pulp and mix well. Apply for 15 minutes before rinsing it with water.
For skin that looks firm and pores that appear smaller, you should use Papaya-Egg White face mask. Take an egg and separate the egg white from the yellow. Whisk well and add it to half cup papaya pulp. Apply this mixture on the face and neck for 15 minutes or till it is dry. Rinse with water to reveal firm, tight and glowing skin.
Papaya contains Vitamin A and C which nourish the skin and have anti-aging benefits. Enzyme papain and alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate the skin and lighten the blemishes. With so many beauty benefits, it is no wonder that papaya is one of the best-known fruits in skincare.
Kiwi Face Mask
Kiwi is loaded with Vitamin C which makes it excellent for use in DIY face masks. All you need is one kiwi and one tablespoon yogurt. Mash a kiwi well and mix its pulp with yogurt. Apply this mask on the face for 20 minutes and rinse with water. This kiwi face mask brightens the face and also helps in lightening the blemishes.
Avocado Face Mask
Avocado is rich, creamy and perfect for nourishing the skin. While its flesh serves as an effective face mask, you can also use ingredients like honey, yogurt or lemon juice. Remove the pit from an avocado and scrape its flesh into a bowl. Mash till you get a smooth, creamy pulp. Apply it on the face for 20 minutes or till it is dry and rinse off with cool water.
Banana Face Mask
Banana is considered a skin superfood which is why it is commonly used in DIY beauty recipes. Although there are numerous ways to use it in your face mask, you can try this simple recipe to pamper your skin. Mash half a banana and add one tablespoon honey to it. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with water. You will love how your skin looks and feels after its use.
Watermelon Face Mask
Antioxidants in watermelon make it a strong free radical fighting agent and it is because of these properties, watermelon is considered as a skin superfood. While Vitamin A helps balance oil production and shrink pores, Vitamin C prevents and treats signs of aging. Watermelon can be used to make DIY face masks for different skin issues.
When making a watermelon Face Mask For Dry Skin, mash few pieces of watermelon and mix half tablespoon honey. Apply this mixture on the face for 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Watermelon can also be used to make face masks for glowing skin. Mash few pieces of watermelon and mix with yogurt. Apply this paste on your skin for 30 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
For soothing irritated or sunburnt skin, thinly slice a watermelon and refrigerate for some time. Apply these slices on your skin and let them sit for 30 minutes. Wash with plain water. This is the simplest mask that you can make with watermelon and it is great on days when your skin is irritated after spending hours in the sun.
Orange Peel Face Mask
If you are looking for a refreshing face mask to treat your skin, then you must try this recipe. While you can use orange juice in your DIY treatments, orange peel contains the highest amount of Vitamin C and is an excellent addition to your face masks. You can use dry orange peel to make a powder and use it with other skin care ingredients like honey, yogurt, fuller’s earth or raw milk.
For an instant glow, take one tablespoon orange peel powder and mix two tablespoons yogurt. Apply this face mask for 20 minutes before rinsing with water.
Orange peel powder also gives excellent results on oily skin. It can be mixed with one tablespoon of fuller’s earth and rose water to form a nourishing face mask. This mask reduces oil and deep cleanses the skin by getting rid of all impurities.
Strawberry Face Mask
Fresh Strawberries contain salicylic acid which is an acne fighting agent. Besides this, strawberries act as a natural and mild exfoliant. It is best to take fresh strawberries form the refrigerator for a soothing effect on the skin. Mash 5-6 strawberries to form a pulp and add one tablespoon honey to it. Use this face mask to prevent breakouts and lighten acne scars.
Pomegranate Face Mask
You can make pomegranate face masks by either using its seeds or peel. When using pomegranate seeds, blend them to form a smooth paste. Add one tablespoon honey and apply it all over your face and neck for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. You can also use dried pomegranate peel to make a powder and add it to a tablespoon of fuller’s earth and rosewater. This mixture deep cleanses the skin and gives it an instant glow.
Pineapple Face Mask
Pineapple face mask is great for boosting collagen production and keeping skin firm. Blend a few pineapple pieces with one tablespoon honey to form a smooth mixture. Rinse after 20 minutes and feel the magic of pineapple on your skin.
Which one is your favourite fruit mask recipe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, I would love to hear from you!