Why spend so much money on expensive face products when you can make them by yourself at home? Homemade face masks are an easy, cheap , healthy and natural solution to make your face skin look younger and healthier. By using the right fruit, or fruit combination, you can make a perfectly natural face mask that might help with skin problems like acne, dry or oily skin. Depending on what type your skin is, here is a list of top 10 fruit face masks that you may find helpful and easy to make.
1. Tomato Face Mask
Tomatoes are great for the skin , they are rich with vitamin C and vitamin A , which are needed for healthy skin. They are naturally acidic and that helps to balance the skin and get rid of excessive oil. Although oily skin ages much more slowly than dry or normal skin, it can be quite a drag too, especially in the hot summer days. For this face mask you will need a half of tomato and 2 tbsp of honey. Mix the honey and the tomato creating a consistent paste, leave the mask for an hour, then rinse with warm water. This mask should be used no more than once a week.
2. Grape Face Mask
Everybody struggles with acne at some period of their life, and some have that problem regularly. But when it comes to fruit masks, with the right one you can deal with almost any kind of problem. Grape masks can help with acne but note, this can help only with minor acne, pimples and other blemishes. For this mask you should simply mash a few grapes and apply the pulp directly on your face. Allow it to dry and then wash off to see immediate results.
3. Cucumber Face Mask
Cucumber is known to have cooling properties, due to which this mask is perfect for people with dry skin. A cucumber mask must be one of the most basic and well loved facial treatments of all times. It hydrates, softens, soothes, cleanses, reduces swelling and irritation of the skin. The process of making this mask is really easy, you should just grate a cucumber and apply the juice extracted from the pulp over the face, wait for it to dry and then wash off.
4. Apple Face Mask
“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” This fruit is rich with many vitamins and copper as well, which are skin friendly nutrients. Apples help with keeping the wrinkles at bay, they protect the skin from ultraviolet rays of sun and they make the skin soft with a luscious glow. For a homemade apple face mask, you should use a tablespoon of honey and grind it with a few apple slices. Apply on the face for 15 minutes and get your baby soft skin.
5. Banana Face Mask
Bananas can be used as a natural homemade facial mask to help moisturize the skin and make it softer. It’s a wonderful fruit containing many vitamins and minerals that help with a healthy and glowing skin. To make your own homemade banana mask you will spend not more the 5 minutes. Prepare the mask by mashing 1/2 banana with a paste of a few strawberries and a little honey. Apply it on your face and leave it for about 20 minutes, then rinse off to get a clear and glowing skin.
6. Avocado and Honey Mask
The avocado is rich in omega-3 acids and also contain vitamin C, therefore it is good for moisturizing without clogging pores and it’s a natural skin brightener for any sunspots you may have acquired. For making this mask what you need, besides avocado, is a small amount of yogurt and honey. Mash a half of avocado in a small bowl then add 1 spoon of honey and yogurt. Spread a thick layer on the skin and let it stay for about 15 minutes, then remove with water.
7. Pomegranate Face Mask
With plenty of health benefits, pomegranate is great to replenish your skin as well. It restores moisture, balances the oils, and really brightens the skin. Pomegranate has over 3 times as many antioxidants as red wine and green tea, making it the best anti-aging fruit to use for your skin. It’s perfect for all skin types. To make a pomegranate mask you will need about 2 teaspoons of the seeds and 1 tablespoon of honey. Blend it together and then apply a tiny layer over your skin and let it dry for 10 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.
8. Papaya Face Mask
The papaya contains an enzyme known as “papain” and it’s rich with anti-oxidants that help in removing the dead cells, also providing the skin a natural glow. For a papaya mask apply the pulp of a fresh papaya or use papaya juice to massage your face for 15 minutes, then wash off to get fresh and bright skin. A combination of blended papaya and pineapple is great for removing dead skin cells, it prevents aging and improves the appearance of scars. But be careful with this fruits because the peel is really powerful and it can cause tingles and itches. Leave it on your face for no more than 5 minutes.
9. Cherry Face Mask
Rich with antioxidants, beta carotene, many vitamins such as A, C, K, and E, cherries help with anti-aging, age spots, skin lightening etc. For preparing this mask you need to remove the cherry stones prior to beginning, press the cherries through a fine sieve or mesh. When applying face mask, avoid the eye area at all times. Let it dry a couple of minutes and then wash it with water. These face mask should not be overused, once a week is sufficient, overusing can lead to irritations, redness and skin dehydration.
10. Mixed Fruit Face Masks
As said before in this article, the right combination of fruits can do wonders for your skin. For example the combination of pineapple, mango and papaya mask (with a tbsp of honey) can be used for all type of skins, but not sensitive skin, to make it soft and shiny. Warm up the honey till it becomes liquid but not too hot and add 3 slices of papaya, 2 slices of mango and 1 slice of pineapple all mashed together. Blend it all into a smooth paste. Make sure to apply moisturizer to your skin after washing off the masks. Regular use of any of these fruit masks will improve your skin tone and texture and leave you with beautiful soft skin.