Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bananas and apples in skin care. Weekend Home Spa.

The Chemistry Behind Bananas

Bananas are rich in Vitamins A, C, B6 and B12. They also are full of potassium and magnesium. Therefore this offers great antioxidants for our bodies and are great at purifying our skin with these nourishing benefits. Plus they offer gentle fruit acid exfoliation for removing dead skin cells and leaves the skin looking revitalized, smooth and brighter.

The Chemistry Behind Apples

Apples contain an alpha-hydroxy acid, which refines and rejuvenates the skin. It is best known for it's moisturizing and anti-aging properties, making it perfect for dry or mature skin. It also has exceptional elastase inhibition activity, making it suitable for treatments aimed at maintaining the skin's youthful elasticity. Applying the fruit to your face and neck will give you a healthy dose of vitamins A, B, C and E as well as antioxidants protecting your skin from sun damage. Apple is beneficial for helping to keep your healthy complexion, treat and prevent acne breakouts.

If you are up for a home Spa treatment, here is the recipe of The Facial Mask Using Banana and Apple As Key Ingredients

Mash 1/2 of a ripe banana and a 1/4 of an apple either with a fork or use a food processor or Kitchenaid mixer. Then add a tsp of Honey or Jojoba oil. Mix well with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Oatmeal. Apply to cleansed face and neck and leave on for the desired time (10-20 min). Rinse off with clean warm water and follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer. This mask moisturizes, tones and exfoliates the skin. Honey is an excellent humectant and also has antibacterial properties. Oatmeal is great for moisturizing, plus it helps soothe dry, itchy skin and reduce inflammation the organic way.

And if you are not up for just a weekend treat, a few of our Sweetsation skin care products contain both Banana and Apple in it's ingredients, to keep your skin clear, radiant and beautiful every day.

Aqua*Tica Organic Botanical Night Cream

Contains: Apple as well as Papaya, Watermelon, Guava, Apricot, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Argan, Acai and a lot more.

Q*Lumiere Organic Day Creme with Cucumber and Co Q10

Contains: Apple as well as Oat, Papaya, Guava, Watermelon, Raspberry, Sea Buckthorn, Strawberry, Apricot, Pineapple and lots more.

C*Perfect Skin Organic Foaming Face Cleanser with Enzymes, Antioxidants & Vitamin

Contains: Apple, Banana as well as Argan, Watermelon, Strawberry, Papaya and Calendula.

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