You Are Here: Home»Health»6 Fruit-Based Skin Care Applications
6 Fruit-Based Skin Care Applications
Posted by :Elizabeth WebsterPosted date : December 16, 2016In HealthComments Off on 6 Fruit-Based Skin Care Applications
Clinique médico-esthétique Mediluxe therapies can provide you with excellent medically-supported skin care. If you are looking to supplement that in some way, perhaps to improve the health of your skin—and body—overall, consider these 6 fruit-based skin care applications.
Papaya is extremely good for you. As a matter of fact, papaya extract is already a popular ingredient in many of the most popular beauty and skin care products on the market today.
But plain, raw papaya can actually act as an all-natural acne remedy. It has been shown to remove dead skin cells and even excess lipids (fats) from the surface of the skin. The fruit also contains an enzyme known as papain which is known to reduce inflammation and heal wounds.
Rich in vitamin C, oranges, of course, are a powerful source of antioxidants, which are good for the skin. Many people throw the peel away, unfortunately, which is a major source of nutrients. You can make a paste of the orange peel and apply it like a type of face mask to take better advantage of Vitamin C and citric acid.
Strawberries are also really good for you but in terms of skin care, you are going to want the salicylic acid found in strawberries. This is another natural compound commonly found in acne treatments because it encourages the shedding of epidermal cells and opens clogged pores. It can also neutralize bacteria. Honey is an anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial.
Similar to the orange, many people just throw out the banana peel. If you want to make better use of it—and the antioxidant lutein found within (also found in tomatoes, bilberries, and blueberries)–you can actually rub the inside of the peel directly on your face. You might prefer to make a paste or gel or something too. Lutein reduces swelling and inflammation, which can also help to reduce acne.
Also similar to orange, this citrus fruit is high in vitamin C. As such, you can use lemon juice as an astringent, applying it directly to the skin—though more as a spot treatment than a general mask or face wash.
Containing lots of healthy fats, this fruit—yes, it is a fruit—has lots of vitamins and other nutrients that directly benefit the skin. Obviously, you can make a face mask with avocado so consider adding some honey to increase the health benefits in a single application.