Fruit can be used in a multitude of ways; eaten raw, in smoothies, baked, dried and even made into facials in your weekly skin care routine. Creating your own facials at home not only saves you money, but allows you to be aware of every ingredient that goes inside of it. Many people suffer from food intolerance and allergies, whatever you put onto your skin can go right into your system. Thus, store bought products with ingredients listed that you can’t pronounce, may not be the best choice at times.
You’ll start with a fruit, then you can add a natural enhancer to your face mask. For instance, adding honey to a facial is great for people who have acne, as honey is an antibacterial and antimicrobial. Olive oil is great for people who suffer from extremely dry skin. Plain yogurt has been known to help clear off damaged skin.
Blueberries are a wondrous fruit, known as a “super food”, full of antioxidants and more. The Fruit Company has acreages of juicy blueberries we grow every season.
Simple Blueberry Face Mask:
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup avocado (optional)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Directions: blend ingredients together until smooth. Apply to face (keep clear of eyes), for 10 – 15 minutes then rinse with warm water to remove.
A popular fruit grown at The Fruit Company are our Northwest cherries. These sweet fruits are high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene and so much more. Pairing fruits together in a mask can give double the benefits. Adding some brown sugar into our face mask will also give your skin some soft exfoliation. We are going to pair cherries with strawberries for our Strawberry-Cherry Face Mask.
Strawberry-Cherry Face Mask:
- 4 ripe cherries
- 4 ripe strawberries
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
Directions: blend cherries, strawberries and honey together, then add in brown sugar.