Fresh Fruit Masks
The fresh bounty of summer fruits are anticipated each year as we load up on their nourishing goodness at farmer’s markets, roadside kiosks and our favorite markets. But these healthy treats are not only good to eat, they are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fruit acids that can rejuvenate, hydrate, and moisturize your skin. Next time you shop, load up on an extra helping of strawberries and blueberries to make these fabulous healthy skin solutions for your skin:
- Chop 2 fresh strawberries into fine pieces
- Add 1 Tablespoon white sugar
- Stir or blend until pink paste forms
Massage the fruity scrub over clean damp skin in a gentle circular motion for about two minutes. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry.
Why this works: Strawberries have natural acids to dissolve dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. The tiny seeds and sugar exfoliate the skin, leaving the skin bright and glowing.
Strawberry Treatment for Acne Prone Skin
- Smash or blend ¼ cup fresh strawberries
- Add ¼ cup plain yoghurt or sour cream
- Blend until smooth
Apply mixture to clean dry skin – leave for 15 minutes then rise with warm water.
Why this works: Strawberries are a natural source for salicylic acid, a key acne-fighting ingredient that breaks down build-up to unclog pores, and the astringent properties of strawberries helps prevent breakouts. Yogurt and sour cream are extremely smoothing to the skin. They add enzymes and oils to the skin, working as a natural moisturizer, can reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture, and give your skin a healthy glow.
Prefer getting your Strawberry Mask from a jar – try Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub.
Blueberry Mask for Dry Skin
Smooth blueberry mixture on clean dry skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
Why this works: Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of fine lines, moisturize the skin and stimulate collagen production. Yogurt adds enzymes and oils to the skin, working as a natural moisturizer. It can also reduce pore size, improve overall skin texture, and give your skin a healthy glow.
Prefer store-bought treatments – try Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Daily Repairing Moisturizer
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Source: Women’s World Volume XXXIII; #23, June, 2012