Do you ever put fruit on your FACE?
I asked you guys this question on Instagram the other day and the responses were nothing short of awesome.
I mean, fruit is healing to consume so why wouldn’t it be healing to use it topically? I am thrilled to share a few fruity skincare remedies that are close to my heart today, along with some of the insightful tips YOU all offered!
If you haven’t tried face food yet— it’s time to experiment.
the gentle refresher
Every morning when I wake up, I squeeze one lemon into 32 ounces of water and guzzle it down. Every once in a while will take what is left over on my hands from squeezing the lemon and rub it into my skin. I do not wash my face in the morning, so I will rinse it off with water after 15 minutes and apply a moisturizer.
I call lemon the gentle refresher, as it is a mild exfoliant, hydrating toner, and even an oil busting cleanser— all in one. Some will be sensitive to lemon (you don’t want it to burn!) so be sure to test a small area of the skin first or combine the juice with water. You can also mix the juice to create a mask with honey, your favorite oil, or a facial clay.
Whenever I see lemon juice, lemon peel powder, or lemon essential oil in a cleanser or acne product, I trust it will be a pretty effective one.
Caution: Be sure to rinse before going into the sun.
the queen of vitamin C
Kiwi is the leading source of Vitamin C in the fruit world and it is vitamin C that the beauty world rages on for keeping skin vibrant.
Vitamin C is abundant in citrus fruits, peppers and cruciferous vegetables. It is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body and affects collagen formation, wound healing and skin pigmentation.
While vitamin C is abundant as a powerful antioxidant in hundreds of expensive skin creams, it tends to oxidize over time making its efficiency impaired. Instead, why not opt for the freshness of a kiwi?
What makes kiwi’s bioavailable Vitamin C extra special for the skin is it’s combination with high amounts of Vitamin E. Vitamin E improves the effaciacy of Vitamin E by driving it into deeper layers of the skin.
After you eat your kiwi, save some of the fuzzy skin and rub the extra fruit juice on your skin. It’s best to use it fresh so that the vitamins have not oxidized.
I like to do a few times a week before bed. I will let it dry for a while on my skin as I go about my other bedtime rituals. Then, I rinse it off with water, followed by using my cleanser.
Caution: Be sure to rinse before going in the sun.
the powerhouse exfoliator
Papaya! My love. Is there anything you don’t do?
Rich in proteolytic enzymes, papaya is a powerhouse exfoliator that helps to remove dry skin as well as cellular build up. This is an important step to take in order to ensure the effectiveness of your moisturizer.
The gentle exfoliation of papaya may feel as though nothing has happened at all, which is what makes it oh-so-gentle for our delicate facial skin.
I use this remedy a few times a week before bed. I will simply rub papaya fruit on my skin and let it dry. You are going to turn orange, but this washes off.
I notice the results of this mask in the hydration of my skin when I moisturize after. My skin’s ability to absorb the hydration is increased and it just feels so dang good!
You guys really are the best. I learn so much from you! Check out some of the highlights and responses to the question, “Do you use fruit on your skin?”
@jamnardo_ I will wash my face and then massage banana peels on it. Do that for a couple minutes and then apply a honey and spirulina mixture. Great for acne 😊
@mmhealing Aloe and banana peels— for minimizing fine lines.
@carisaloraine I heard once to run the core of a pineapple on your face. I tried it a few times and it feels really good! It’s almost like a super gentle exfoliation. 🍍
@healingwithrose I’ve used banana peels for both teeth and rubbing on face. Orange juice massages into face for vitamin C. Lemon juice mixed with aloe and lemon for hyperpigmentation. Avocado, banana, honey masks for hydration. I used to do it a lot more back in my raw days about 5 years ago... now I really only use water.
@madmaxgladiatorpug I’ve been saving the juice foam from fresh juice that is a mix of oranges, strawberries, and apples. And brushing it on my face with a makeup brush and letting it dry and rinse and then use a moisturizer.
@sarahs.holistic.health I haven’t used much fruit! Sometimes I mix oranges and raw honey or cucumber and aloe blended as. face mask is amazing!
@ashleysmaldino Papaya for sure!! And aloe of course 😉👍🏼I’ve also tried a honey face mask 🍯 banana peels and lemon helps any itchy bites, as does aloe 🙌🏼💗
@muneeza_medical_intuitive Yes, cucumbers and avocados.
So, I will definitely be trying this banana peel thing! Thank you all for sharing your amazing, bright and beautiful spirits.
Share this post with someone you’d like to have a spa night with! I wish I could have one with ALL of you. xo
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