Every one knows the role of fruits in our lives for keeping us in a healthy and disease free state . But not many know about their role in beauty products. The truth is that fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, valuable minerals and vitamins. If fruits are combined with other ingredients; they make some of the best natural beauty products like masks, bath treatments, facial cleansers and creams. Fruits’ like Bananas, grapes, berries, lemons, oranges to name a few. are extensively used in beauty products and concoctions in mythological and historical ages. Avocado aids in boosting the production of collagen, responsible in keeping the skin taut in a natural way. The list goes on. In the ensuing lines, we’ll have an insight in to the virtues of Kiwi fruit as a beauty enhancing fruit, especially its role in facial masks.
The mention of Kiwi fruit, immediately brings to mind about its stimulating quality of boosting the production of collagen. Collagen is responsible in keeping the skin taut and retaining the elastic quality of the skin. It also helps in preventing the wrinkles and premature aging.
In this background, let’s look at some easy to make kiwi fruit recipes that make a big difference in your beauty care. What is more heartening is. these recipes are natural, effective and sans side effects.
Here is a Kiwi mask for those who are dry skinned with ill- nourished skin. The things you need are a table spoon of olive oil, a table spoon of kiwi fruit juice and one yolk of egg. Apply this mix on the face and allow it to stay for 15 minutes. Remove the mask using a sponge. It results in a smooth blood circulation. This mask imparts smoothness and glow to the skin.
To make a recipe for all, irrespective of skin type, you need one kiwi fruit, two tablespoons of plain yogurt, orange juice, almond oil each of one tablespoon and a cup of mashed carrots. Mix together and apply on your face the resulting fine paste. Allow it to dry. Wash your face with cold water.
Yes, yes, I’m coming to the cleansing mask. Keep a kneaded kiwi fruit on your face. If you experience a slight pinch on the face, it’s because of the salutary effect of the organic acids. After 15 minutes, wash your face, clean with any tonic and apply your cream.
Yet another mask using straw berry and kiwi fruit. This mask also can be used by all irrespective of the skin type. You need 5 -6 straw berries, a kiwi fruit and a peeled half cucumber. Blend them all in to a thin paste using a food processor. If necessary add a teaspoon of oatmeal to prevent runny condition of the paste. Apply the paste liberally over the face and neck, massage gently to exfoliate the skin. Leave it for 5 minutes and wash off with warm water.
A nourishing mask can be made with kneaded half a banana and a kiwi fruit. After mixing then together add 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Allow this mask to stay on your face for 15- 20 minutes and wash with warm water. For further cleaning use any lotion.
A cool and light cleanser for oily skin can be made with half a kiwi fruit, 1.5 ml yogurt, 5 ml skimmed milk, 5 ml clear honey, 5 ml oatmeal, one drop of petitgrain essential oil and a drop of lavender essential oil. Put them all in a blender. Use cotton pads to apply the smooth paste on the face and the neck. Massage gently. Use a toner and a moisturizer to rinse and finish off.