In my previous post, I have outlined how crucial it is to exfoliate our face and showed various ways to make your own face scrubs. In this post, I will continue to talk about face scrubs – in a fruitilicious way. Yes that’s right, fruits can also act as an exfoliator, and there are many fruits that could be beneficial to your skin and face no different from products you buy from a store. Might as well be friendlier for your skin. Grab your fruits in the fridge and let’s get started!
When talking about chemical evident in products, people will think that they are harmful. However, the chemicals we are going to talk about in this post are natural chemicals from fruit enzymes. Fruit acids when combine to make exfoliators will not only refine your skin, but also brightens, soothes and making your skin appear softer. The most important thing fruit acids can do wonders to your skin is that they balances out the water your skin needs. No matter what your skin type is – normal, oily, or dry, they all need water. Moisture from your skin would be retained with fruit acids. In other words, they don’t strip moisture from your skin when removing old oils and skin cells.
Fruits also contain ‘Alpha Hydroxyl Acid’ (AHA), which gives a healthy glow and improve the texture of your skin. AHA can be found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, and grapes. Other acids can also be found in fruits, for example Sorbic acids can be found in citrus fruits. Lactic acids in yoghurt, milk, tomatoes and berries, Glycolic acid in sugar, Tartaric acids in grapes, Malic acids in apples and apple cider vinegar, and Salicylic acids in willowbark and wintergreen.
Fruits For Face
Lemon contains AHA, which brighten and even out skin tones as well as lightening scars. Honey is a natural moisturiser that moisturises the skin without clogging pores. Anti-oxidants in Honey and Olive oil create a shield for the skin, protecting the skin from sun damages and other pollutants. Sugar acts as a scrub, removing dead skin cells.
Mix 1 teaspoon honey, juice of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 5 tablespoon sugar together until smooth. To use, gently rub the scrub on a damp face. Rinse off with warm water.
Cucumber and Baking Soda
Cucumber is rich in silica, giving the skin strength by protecting the connective tissues. As a lot of people know, cucumber can treat eye puffiness as well as the face. Also, they tighten pores while toning the skin.
Mix 1/3 grinded cucumber with 1 teaspoon baking soda. Gently massage the skin with the mixture and let it sit for 5 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
Maintain your skin’s elasticity with tomato, olive oil and salt.
Scoop (or slice) the tomato’s flesh and combine it with salt and olive oil. Mix well before using.
Fruits are awesome (and delicious)! How else do you guys use fruits for your skin? Comment below!