All of us have had our mothers pester us to eat more fruits as they went on and on about their great benefits for our skin as well as our overall health. Don’t we all regret not taking them seriously back then? The good news is that we haven’t lost the ‘baby skin’ texture forever. Given below are 16 easy to prepare but wondrous fruit face mask recipes that will help us to regain that super-soft and gorgeous skin. These DIY fruit masks work for all kinds of skin textures, from dry to oily to acne breakouts.
1. Banana Cleansing Face Mask
Banana is a wonderful fruit containing abundant amounts of Vitamin B, E, A and C as well as minerals that are instrumental in helping your get healthy and glowing skin. Being one of the best sources of natural oils and potassium, it also works as a remarkable emollient. Not only this, it also contains an amino acid called tryptophan, making it ideal for use in beauty treatments. Prepare a mask by mashing half a banana and combining it with the paste of a few strawberries and a little honey. Apply it on your face for about 20 minutes and then rinse off to get clear glowing skin.
2. Cherry and Strawberry Face Mask
Cherries are extremely rich in Vitamin C, A and beta carotene as well as contain anti-oxidants in abundant amounts along with minerals like iron, magnesium and potassium. Due to this, they have skin lightening and anti-aging properties. On the other hand, strawberries contain vitamin C and salicylic acid, making it ideal for aging skin as well. When mixed together with honey, they work as a powerful tonic for aging skin. To use this mask, simply crush 4-5 ripe strawberries and cherries and mix with a tablespoon of honey. Apply on your face for 30 minutes and get a beautiful skin texture. When used consistently, it will slow down the aging of your skin greatly.
3. Mango and Yogurt Face Mask
Mango contains abundance of Vitamin C whereas yogurt is rich in lactic acid. Due to this, this fruit mask helps in cell regeneration as well as remove pigmentation and dullness from the facial skin. Mix 2 tablespoons of mango pulp with a tablespoon of yogurt and apply on your skin for 15 minutes to get glowing skin.
4. Tomato Mask for Oily and Problem Skin
The tomato mask works wonders in helping you get rid of pimples as well as the scars left behind by previous acne. It is also extremely simple to use. Simple squeeze a ripe tomato and apply on the skin directly. The seeds of the tomato also provide a scrubbing effect when you wash it off your skin.
5. Watermelon Face Mask
Not many people are aware of this, but watermelon is a natural facial cleanser and can provide all kinds of skin a soft and velvety texture. Simple prepare a paste by mashing few pieces of watermelon and apply generously over your neck and face. Allow it to work its magic for 20 minutes and then wash using cold water.
6. Papaya Face Mask to Brighten Aging Skin
The special enzyme ‘papain’ contained in papaya as well as it rich reserves of anti-oxidants help to remove the dead cells and impurities from the skin. Not only this, it is also helpful in removing tan and providing the skin a natural glow. Either 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.
7. Cucumber Face Mask for Rough and Dry Skin
Cucumber is known for having cooling properties, due to which this mask is ideal for people with dry skin. To use this face mask, simply grate a cucumber and apply the juice extracted from the pulp all over the face. Allow it to dry and then wash off. The pulp can also be used later as a soothing eye mask.
8. Kiwi Anti-tan Face Mask
Puree a kiwi and add some yogurt into it to prepare a wonderful anti-tan fruit face mask. Massage the prepared mask on your skin and remove with plain water after 20 minutes.
9. Strawberry Face Mask for Tanned and Dull Skin
If you are fed up of your dull and tanned skin, use the strawberry fruit mask for clearing up your skin. Simply grind a few strawberries along with some water and apply on your face. Wash off after 15-20 minutes and enjoy your luscious glow.
10. Apple Face Mask to Soften Skin
Apple helps to make the skin soft and provide it a luscious glow. Grind a few apple slices and mix with a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mask for 15 minutes and savor your baby soft skin.
11. Avocado and Honey Mask for Extremely Dry Skin
This mask can magically transform dry, scaling and peeling skin to healthy and beautiful skin. Take the half of a ripe avocado and mix its creamy puree with ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of honey and apply over your face for 15-20 minutes. The coconut oil and avocado provide moisture to the skin whereas the honey helps to heal the raw and chafed areas.
12. Pomegranate Face Mask
As we all know, pomegranate has the richest storehouse of antioxidants in comparison to any other fruit, due to which it has the power to rejuvenate aging skin and provide other anti-aging benefits. To use this mask, blend few pomegranate seeds and apply all over your neck and face to remove dead cells and get younger looking skin.
13. Peach, Tomato and Honey Face Mask
Peach fruit is rich in Vitamin C and tomato works as a natural cleanser, making this combination and ideal face mask for bright and healthy skin. Mix together the pulp of one ripe tomato and a peach with some honey and apply for 20 minutes on your face and neck for a healthy glow.
14. Grape Face Mask for Pimples and Acne
To get rid of minor acne and other blemishes, 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.
15. Papaya Anti-tan Face Mask
Papaya is known to be one of the best natural remedies for getting rid of tan. Not only this, it also rejuvenates the skin splendidly. Simply scoop out the pulp from a ripe papaya and massage on your skin for about 20 minutes, then wash off.
16. Mixed Fruit Face Mask
This mixed fruit face mask is packed with the goodness of several fruits and works wonders, especially for oily skin. Take a spoonful of pulp from each of the fruits that you can find in your refrigerator and mix it together well. Massage the prepared face mask for a few minutes on your face and then wash off to get radiant skin.
Remember that massaging the fruit face masks on your skin before applying them and scrubbing them before washing off will help to ensure that your skin absorbs all their wonderful properties properly as well as help to boost blood flow. Also, 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.