If you seek for homemade skin care solutions, the fruit masks can be an excellent solution!
The fruits contain antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals and their hazards. On top of that, they also contain alpha hydroxy acids (the "AHAs") that exfoliate the skin and give you a fresh feeling of skin softness.
After a fruit facial treatment suitable to your skin type, your face will look more fresh, smooth and healthy.
As any product, it is the best for you to test the homemade mask first for any allergies. We can be sensitive to any organic ingredient in the world, so it's something worth knowing.
The vitamins in fruits benefit any skin type. The question is how to use them in homemade facial masks, because each one of them contain various levels of acidity.
Which fruits are good for which skin types?
For homemade facial masks, if you have a dry or sensitive skin, try to avoid citrus fruits like lemons. Instead, use fruits with normal pH level like peaches, which have low acidity. Using peach essential oil will also benefit an ageing skin.
Vitamin A fruits have low acidity; that's why they are useful for dry and sensitive areas of your skin. if you have acne, include them in your diet, because they stabilize the skin sebum production, so your skin will not be too oily or dry on the surface.
For a very dry skin, add essential oils to the mask recipe: A couple of drops of olive, sunflower or any other vegetable oil will do the trick.
Most of the fruits have several vitamin content. The peach, mango and red cherry have both vitamin A and C, polyphenolic acids and many more.
Orange Facial Mask
Stir the equally-added mask ingredients, apply for 20 minutes, then wash it with a cool water. Use this mask twice a week.
For an extremely oily skin - add some lemon juice to the mixture. For the extremely dry one - add 1 spoon of sunflower oil.
Those common fruits add antioxidant vitamin A and C to your skin surface. The yogurt adds up proteins, so the skin becomes strong and more elastic.
Mango Fruit Mask
2 tbsp of Mango, grated
2 tbsp of Papaya , grated
2 tbsp of a cool and clear water
Stir the ingredients, then apply the mask for 15 minutes. Wash it with a room-temperature water. Use up to 3 times a week.
The mango and papaya are full of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium and many other antioxidants smooth and refresh your skin. This mask is excellent for normal to dry type of skin.
For oily skin add 1 spoon of lemon juice, to reduce the skin sebum and still have the smoothing benefits from this mask.