Fruits tend to chill and relax the skin. It also helps the skin to glow. This is the reason why many prefer fruit facials. The beauty parlors generally use creams and lotions that have fruit extracts for facials. But we can use fresh fruits for facials at home. Here are some ways of employing fruits for facials:
Peach facial : this can be used for tightening the skin. The ripened peaches can be taken after removing their skin. Then blend this peach with the white of egg till it gets smooth. Place this mixture on face uniformly throughout and let it stay for about half an hour. Then wash it with cold water.
Apple mask : it is effective generally for normal skin. Peel the skin of the apple and chop it into pieces in a blender. Add two spoons of honey to it and again blend till it becomes a homogeneous mixture. Refrigerate it for about ten minutes and then apply it to the face. Wash it after it sits for about half hour.
Strawberry mask : ripe strawberries are used for this pack. Mix half cup of strawberry with quarter cup full cornstarch in a blender. Then apply it to the face in circular patterns avoiding contact with eyes. After half hour, wash it using cold water.
Tomato pack : this is very good for the blemished skin. Chop the ripe tomato in small pieces. The blend it along with a spoon full of lime juice and oats. Care should be taken while mixing. Since if it is mixed for too long the potion will have trouble sticking to the face. Then apply and let it be for ten minutes. After which clean it using warm and wet cloth.
Cucumber facial : this is very refreshing and keeps the skin tight. The cucumber is peeled and blended in a blender. The mixture is then strained through a sieve to get the liquid. Mix this liquid along with some lemon juice and witch hazel which can be obtained from a drug store. Then add the white of an egg and apply it to the face. Leave it for some half hour before washing it with cold water. For oily skin, the same mixture can be cooled and applied on the face.
Citrus freshener : this can be used at any time of the day to make the face look fresh. Vitamin C is very important for the skin and this can be made available by using a citrus fruit peel. First dissolve a vitamin preservative which is available in water and boil it. Add this water to peel of any citrus fruit like orange, lime or lemon. Keep it for overnight and then spray the liquid on the face.
There are many other fruit packs available. Apart from fruits honey along with egg yolk can also be used. Few things to keep in mind is use the best quality fruits and know the type of skin before using a particular face pack.