The skin is a reflection of our mental and physical health. Everybody wants to have pretty and healthy-looking skin. Investing in your skin is always a good idea. Did you know that your skin is constantly replacing itself? So it’s never too late to start a healthy skincare routine. Taking care of your skin is always better than covering it up.
Beauty is good for the soul. If your body is not healthy it can show in your skin. You need to be aware that the skin is the largest organ of your body and how you treat your skin will hugely affect your overall body health. So, drink a lot of water, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, sleep well, exercise and try to reduce your stress. However, it’s always a good idea to treat your skin with a little love, and by “love” we mean a face mask.
Face masks are great additions to any skincare routine. They can help in skin hydration, removing excess oils, and improving the appearance of pores while providing a relaxing, spa-like experience at home. Homemade face masks out of natural ingredients are a great solution if you have a skin prone to chemical irritations. Here is a list of 15 homemade face masks using fruits as main skin ingredients. The list varies in terms of what type of skin you have, so feel free to look at them and find the best remedy for your skin. Give some love to your skin, because glowing skin is always in!
1. Aloe Vera and Papaya Face Mask: Skin Brightening and Skin Glow
Papaya is rich with vitamin A, magnesium, pantothenic, folate, copper, and fiber. When added on the skin, it exfoliates dry and dead skin cells, brightens the skin, increases circulation, evens out the skin tone, hydrates, it’s anti-inflammatory, and treats acne and dark spots. Aloe vera, on the other hand, protects the skin from the sun, wrinkles, and dryness. It moisturizes the skin giving you a healthy and natural glow. A perfect combination for a good skin, good mood, and good day.
2. Banana and Honey Face Mask: Skin Cleansing and Deep Hydratation
Banana is great for your skin and overall health. It contains potassium, B vitamin, vitamin A, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, lectin, and amino acid. These elements serve as powerful antioxidants, phytochemicals, and moisturizers. It nourishes and revitalizes dry skin as well as smoothes out rough and aging skin. If you have acne-prone oily skin, you can use it for oil control and to reduce further breakouts. Honey absorbs and retains moisture, deeply hydrates, and enhances your natural glow. And a touch of lemon juice can help to exfoliate and improve vitamin C absorption.
3. Avocado and Kiwi Face Mask: Exfoliating and Collagen Booster
Avocado oil is loaded with omega-3, fatty acids, and vitamins A and D, as well as vitamins E and C which help in the creation of elastin and collagen. This ingredient is excellent for hydrating and healing the skin from any acne scars. Kiwi is rich with Vitamin C, E, and antioxidants, all of which are very beneficial for our bodies. With the help of these powerful ingredients, it delays signs of aging, combats acne, and balances the oil on our skin. On top of that, it reduces the appearance of dark circles and it’s a great facial cleanser. Because we all know that the best wrinkle is the one you never get.
4. Cucumber and Banana Face Mask: Anti-inflammatory, Detoxication, and Rejuvenation
Cucumbers are filled with antioxidants and silica which rejuvenate the skin and fades dark circles. When used on the skin, it helps reduce the overall freckles, irritations, and inflammations. The cooling effect of cucumbers is a natural and gentle remedy for sunburns. It consists of 96% water, which makes it perfect for deep hydration of your skin. Combined with banana and almond oil is a perfect natural remedy with anti-aging properties and also repairs your damaged skin.
5. Pineapple Face Mask: Radiant Skin
If your skin looks good, you can handle anything! Pineapple is so delicious and full of healthy nutrients. It is rich with vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, thiamin, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6, and folate, as well as minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, sodium, and magnesium. Pineapples are so rejuvenating when added on the skin. They reduce inflammation, help and protect the skin from acne and bacterial infections, reduces sun damage, evens out the skin tone, and fight against the process of skin aging.
6. Mango Face Mask: Healthy Skin and Collagen Formation
Happiness is a habit. So is your skincare. Skin nutrition is always a great idea, especially with ingredients like mango. Packed with vitamin C, B, E, K, folate, beta carotene, and potassium, mango serves as a popular choice for skincare routine. Together with the nutritious benefits, mango promotes collagen formation, hydrates the skin, shields you from the sun and prevents premature aging. It’s the perfect remedy for inflammations and acne breakouts, as well as it lightens up the skin tone and exfoliates the skin.
7. Berries Face Mask: Skin Brightening
Why are berries so darn good for your skin? Well, these fruits are small in size, but big in benefits. They have the highest antioxidant capacity of any fruit, and they are full of vitamin A, which helps acne scars and minimizes wrinkles. They also have vitamin C, and together with the antioxidants, they neutralize the free radicals that can cause so much cell damage. So, what are you waiting for? Start your day with a smile and end it with a face mask!
8. Watermelon, Honey and Greek Yogurt Face Mask: Firm and Hydrated Skin
Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness, and when you find a skincare routine that’s good for you, it’s like gold! In addition to being a delicious fruit, watermelon can be also used as a skin-care product. The rinds calm skin inflammation, while the seeds boost collagen in your body. Watermelon is also loaded with Vitamin E, which rejuvenates your skin. Greek yogurt is full of lactic acid and that helps for exfoliation and tightening pores. Honey, on the other hand, has moisturizing and antibacterial properties. Perfect combination, right?
9. Face Mask With Orange and Ginger: Antiseptic Effect
Orange has a large list of beneficial elements for your skin. The natural oil keeps your skin moisturized, providing softer and healthier-looking skin. The antioxidants in the orange slow down the production of wrinkles. The high concentration of citric acid aids the skin exfoliation and helps to dry out acne. Vitamin C helps the body to form collagen and elastin for younger and supple skin. Moreover, ginger has a long-standing reputation as a healing plant. The existing antioxidants in ginger help to fade scars, as well as evens skin tone and improves elasticity. It smells beautiful! You should definitely try this beauty treatment at home!
10. Apple Face Mask: Sun-Kissed Glow and Beautiful Complexion
Time to treat the skin you’re in! Apples are one of the most nutritious and healthy fruits which would not only make your body healthy but will get your skin glowing. Apples are filled with complex vitamins, vitamin C, antioxidants, and miners which will hydrate and nourish your skin. Apples are filled with collagen which helps your skin to look and feel younger than ever. Filled with oil-controlled ingredients, apples will heal your skin from the sun, wrinkles, acne, pimples, and greasy skin. Apple face mask can be used for all types of skin, and you can find the recipes if you follow the link.
11. Strawberry Face Mask: Moisturizing, Softening, and Tissue Healing
Healthy, hydrated cells are the key to ageless skin and a healthy body. It’s incredible how much your skin can benefit from only two ingredients. This combination of strawberries and honey will protect your skin from the sun, keeping it moisturized throughout the day. The honey will protect your skin from harmful bacteria that may cause irritations and pimples. This combination of natural remedies will cleanse and exfoliate your skin.
12. Plum Face Mask: Anti-Aging, Firm Skin and Natural Complexion
For this homemade face mask, you can use every kind of plum on the market, red, blue, green, yellow, amber, purple, and black. They are rich in antioxidants, fights free radicals, and thereby work as an anti-aging skin-care remedy. Plums are rich in amazing nutrients, like vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. Those are the vitamins needed for proper skin function. Your skin will be glowy and revitalized. Plums are also rich with beta carotene that will protect you from the sun. Your skin will be well protected with a reduced amount of acne and pimples. If you follow the link, you can find several recipes on how to use plums for sun damage, acne, as well as how to improve skin complexion and skin texture.
13. Peach Face Mask: Bright Beautiful Skin
Do you want to have a bright, light, and glowing skin? Well, here’s a great idea for you to achieve that. This fruit with out-of-this-world taste and scent is a very powerful remedy and beneficial nutrient for the overall health of the skin. Peaches are rich with folates which replenish the uppermost layer of skin, as well as lutein, a powerful antioxidant that improves skin hydration, skin elasticity and fights premature aging. Zeaxanthin prevents free radical damage to the skin, and potassium hydrates and moisturizes. Vitamin E rejuvenates dull and tired skin, heals damaged skin, heals scar tissue, and reduces blemishes. Incredible, right? A superhero-type of face mask.
14. Apricot Face Mask: Soft, Moisturized and Rejuvenated Skin
Being loaded with skin-friendly nutrients, both apricot and honey can nourish the skin, rejuvenate it, and make it soft, smooth, and supple. The mint leaves soften and calm dry and itchy skin, and greek yogurt reduces skin discoloration and premature aging. Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare. It means you can wear less makeup and let your skin through. And with this easy homemade face mask, you can achieve that.
15. Grape and Tomato Face Mask: Skin Pigmentation
If the summer sun and heat have rid your skin of all its essential nutrients, then grapes should be your new best friend. Filled with powerful antioxidants, grapes protect your skin from the sun and heals potentials sun-damaged spots. This fruit is rich with Vitamin C that slows down the process of aging, it repairs your skin and eventually heals acne scars. The presence of polyphenols in grapes evens out your skin texture, giving you a natural glow. Vitamin E will make your skin soft and firm, moisturized, and healthy. Tomatoes reduce open pores and blackheads and they are highly effective in healing and clarifying the skin. Two perfect remedies for rejuvenating the skin.
It takes a lot to shine without makeup. It takes courage, strength, self-esteem, and a good face mask treatment. What do you think of these homemade fruity face masks? Feel free to leave a comment below, and go get that glow!