Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weekend (and any day) skin treat - Fruit Facial Masque

Many cosmetic companies are now using fruit acids (AHAI’s), vitamins (antioxidants) and enzymes in many beauty products. In organic beauty, only fresh ingredients are used and therefore a highly active and most effective cure can be given. You will be amazed at how something as simple as dabbing some fresh lemon juice on your face every morning can make an vast difference in how soft your skin feels.
Try any of the following fruit acids, but always take care to avoid your eyes.
Lemon juice
Malic acid (apples, vinegar, applesauce, cider)
Lactic acid (buttermilk, yogurt, powdered skim milk, sour cream, blackberries, tomatoes)
Tartaric acid (grapes, grape juice, wine, cream of tartar)
Citric acid (citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, grapefruit, and orange)
Glycolic acid (sugar cane)
We all are aware of the fact that fresh fruits are good for health and the core vitamin and the mineral lies in the pulp and the skin of any fruit. And just as they are useful to the body, these nutrients can provide excellent rejuvenating factor for our skin too. If you know the properties of each fruit, you can pamper yourself with an all-natural fruit mask, without spending too much time or money. 

First up:
Carrot Facial masque

  • 1 medium sized carrot (rich in vitamin A)
  • Half a cup honey (anti bacterial)
  • Mashed papaya or banana (contains enzymes, rejuvenating)
  • 2 table spoons of yogurt (mild AHA)
Blend the carrot in a blender along with honey, and papaya or banana. Add yogurt to make a thick paste. Apply all over face for around 20 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Your face will instantly glow. Have fun.