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Most of the fruits in your kitchen can be used to heal, feed and beautify the skin. Fruits are amazing because of their high mineral and vitamin content as well as the presence of different acids (malic, glycolic, citric, salicylic and tartaric acid).
The naturally found acids in fruit act as a gentle, mild chemical peel. And you don’t have the risk of pain or burns. The fruit masks recipes that we have supplied can be used daily and can be extremely beneficial for those with aging skin.
The natural peeling process of fruit will remove dead skin, excess oil, blackheads, freckles, spots (sun, hormone or age spots) and faint lines and superficial wrinkles, when used on a regular basis.
Fruit masks and lotions will increase the acidity of the skin, therefore stopping the growth of harmful bacteria. Theses acids will also decrease the production of sebum (oil), unclog the pores and will hydrate the skin. Fruit also contains trace elements and minerals like potassium, zinc and selenium. (Selenium fights free radicals that cause aging)
Those with sensitive or allergy prone skin should not use highly acidic fruits such as tomatoes more than once per week. Other acidic fruits to avoid if you have sensitive skin include: cranberry, grapefruit, kiwi, lemon, lime, oranges, pineapple, pomegranate, strawberries and tangerines.
A skin sensitivity test should be done on the inside part of the arm before applying to the face. Apply a small amount and leave on for 3 minutes, remove and wait 10 minutes to check for any redness.
A face mask for sensitive skin
main/best fruits to be used for cleansing, tonging and feeding the skin are:
Apple, apricot, avocado, banana, blackcurrant, cherry, grape, grapefruit, lemon, melon, orange, raspberry, papaya, pineapple and tomato.
Always buy the freshest, organic fruits. Avoid canned and cartooned fruits and fruit juices, especially ones that are UHT and long-life.
Some fruits can be used with their skins, while other recipes may require only the juice. Examples of Ingredients added to fruit include: dairy, honey, eggs, hydrolats or certain oils. Some fruit mask recipes call for clay, oatmeal or potato flour for thickening. Fruits may be applied on their own too, without mixing with other ingredients.
Most metals will oxidise in contact with fruit, clay or vegetable juices, therefore, metal utensils and bowls should be avoided
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