Fruits are not only an excellent source of many nutrients. Some fresh fruits make wonderful home spa peeling, while dried versions can be made into tincture and infused oil, which can then be used to make creams and lotions. Some can also be used as colorants for make-up products when freeze-dried!
These hero fruits are often in the recipes introduced in the book Beauty Confidential because:
-Readily available in most continents
-Great to eat fresh or cooked
Orange peel: In Japanese tradition, dried mandarin peels are used in bathing during the winter to prevent catching the flu. The peel actually contains higher levels of vitamin C than the fruit itself and is rich in antioxidants. It is a mild exfoliant and generally improves premature aging of the skin when applied as a mask.
Papaya: This orange fruit contains large amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as AHA, making it an effective ingredient in body or facial treatment to exfoliate and smoothen skin.
Pineapple: Contains bromelain and exfoliates with natural AHA, aids the removal of dead skin cells, and boosts cell regeneration to reveal a more youthful-looking complexion.
Pomegranate (peel extract): Stimulates collagen synthesis and promotes skin regeneration. Dried pomegranate peels make great tincture that can be mixed in your creams and lotions.
Strawberry: Packed with vitamins, and when applied topically, it helps loosen dead skin cells.
Home peeling is a powerful and highly effective therapy to boost cell regeneration and to give an instantly smooth glowing complexion. Make a homemade natural microdermabrasion by simply mixing and applying some food ingredients to the skin.
2 tbsp. ripe fruits or yogurt
Pre-hole gauze around eyes, nose and mouth.
Mash papaya and squeeze out the juice making sure it is not too runny. Alternatively, use unsweetened yogurt (thicker, like Greek yogurt, is preferable).
Strawberry and/or Papaya: Smooths the skin as it removes dead skin
Yogurt: Combats acne and pigmentation
Recline in a comfortable chair and apply the mashed papaya or yogurt to the face, avoiding eye area.
Cover the face with gauze for 10 minutes so that the product stays on the face.
Wash with warm water and cleanser as required.
Use it once a week at night.
Follow with facial toner to remove the residue.
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