What better way to pamper your skin than with fresh fruits that are free of toxins and not harmful to your skin? Unlike the chemical beauty treatments, seasonal fruits are cost-effective, natural and also bring a visible difference to your skin. Just use their pulp and mix it with few other ingredients to infuse fresh glow onto your face.
To aid to some more on the topic, Renowned Aesthetician & Cosmetologist and Founder-Director of Alps Beauty Clinics, Ms. Bharti Taneja, shares some effective fruit-packs to make you glow from within.
This remedy is a boon for ladies with dry-skin. For this, beat a mashed banana and milk together so that it emerges as a thick paste. Now, add few drops of lemon and half teaspoon of calamine powder to it – apply and wash off for a smooth-textured skin! Regular usage will give desirable results.
Orange is as beneficial as it’s tasty! It can work a wonder-brightener for your skin in a jiffy. Start-off with this remedy by adding 2 tbsp orange juice into a spoon of fresh milk-cream – along with 1tbsp powdered fuller earth. Apply it as a face-pack until it dries and wash off to reveal fairer, suppler skin. Orange will act a perfect tanning-removal agent while the milk-cream will help soothe the dryness of your skin.
To give glowing effect to your tired skin, apple mask plays the trick. For this, first make a paste by grinding a fresh apple and adding raw milk, milk powder and fuller earth power to it. Now whip this pack until it gains uniformity. Apply it all over you face, relax for 15 minutes and rinse with water. The treatment softens, rejuvenates and restores its natural PH balance thus making it glow beyond anyone’s imagination.
Make a paste by mixing mashed strawberry pulp with fresh cream (malai). Now whip it and add kaolin powder. Let it sit for few minutes and apply a thin layer of this pack. Wait till it dries and wash off to reveal even-textured skin. While strawberry will lighten the color and tighten the texture you skin – malai will nourish it from deep within.
This one might be the simplest of all – but is simply too effective as well. Coconut water is considered quite helpful for treating ugly blemishes and spots. Mix 1tbsp of coco water with 2 tbsp calamine powder and few drops of honey. Slather it all over the face and let it work for few minutes. Now, rinse away and repeat every alternate day to achieve faster effect. Coconut water is rich with antioxidants and make the skin glow.
Do’s and don’ts while making and applying a fruit-pack:
Always make sure to grind you pack well. This will let you have the maximum impact of your fruit as granulated packs are more likely to drip-off and take more time in drying. Make it a point to mix either calamine or kaolin powder or even powdered fuller earth, to your pack in order to give it the needed density. This will make it easy for you to apply the pack without dripping it. Do not apply the pack around your eyes as this area is quite sensitive and might react easily. When going for any citrus fruit – make sure to mix it with two or more other ingredients –
Lessen the acidic nature of such fruits.
Be sure to do a patch test of the fruit-pack on a small area behind you ear – to check your skin’s sensitivity to that pack.
Apply it for 2-3 minutes and wash off and wait for 24 hours before going for it.