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Banana has moisturising properties which are extremely good for people who have dry skin. It will not only moisturise it but also hydrate and seal it in your skin. To make this paste, take a bowl and mash the banana. Now add some drops of honey and two tablespoons of plain yoghurt in it. Mix all of it into a smooth paste and apply it on your face and neck area avoiding the area around the eyes. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes before washing it away with water. If you want, add some oats in the paste to exfoliate your skin. This will get rid of the dead skin cells and keeps it looking gorgeous for longer.
While citrus fruits are good for oily skin, they can make dry skin more dehydrated by sucking in the moisture. So, it is better to opt for something much nourishing and moisturising. Fruits like bananas, papayas, peaches can work wonders.
Lemon is an excellent fruit to use for oily skin. It lightens marks, removes dead skin cells, cleanses the skin, reduces oil secretion and gives a fresher look to your face. You can directly apply lemon juice or mix with something, like multani mitti, honey, chandan, etc.
Tan removal creams, hydra facials, anti-acne gels… the list goes on! If you are confused and want to stay away from all these products but still want to keep your skin happy, why not give home-made fruit face packs a try? If you choose the right one, they won’t disappoint in giving you the desired results. And the good news is, there is something for every skin type.
Normal skin is relatively easy to manage and requires less upkeep as compared to other types. In order to keep it glowing, pimple-free and young, try the following fruit packs.
Orange can be used in any form – peels, powder, juice. You can store the powder for a longer time and then use it in combination with other ingredients which will further enhance the appearance of your skin. Add a few drops of lime juice and some honey to powdered orange (dry the peels and then blend them to make powder) and then mix it well to make a pack. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it to dry. Then wash it off with cool water and pat dry. You can even use orange peel directly by squeezing it on your skin or rubbing the peel till it changes colour. Oranges are high in vitamin C content, remove tanning and oil, prevent blemishes, and even keep ageing signs away.
Papaya is rich in vitamin A and C which keeps lines, wrinkles, dull skin at bay and give the skin its firmness by producing more collagen. To make a pack, cut small papaya cubes and then add some honey and raw milk to it. Mash and mix well and then apply on the face and neck. Let your skin take in its benefits and then wash away with water.
Oily skin tends to attract more dirt and grime which then clogs pores and results in acne. Constant care is needed to manage oily skin. Apart from the daily care, it is essential to pamper it once a week to keep your skin looking young and fresh. Citrus fruits can come to your rescue as they have astringent-like properties which work well for oily skin. This eliminates the bacteria while toning it. Fruits like lemon, oranges and even strawberries can work wonders for your skin.
Strawberries contain antioxidants which not only fight signs of ageing but protect your skin from free radical damage. They make for good scrubs which can be used once a week to remove dead skin cells and impurities from the skin. Mash them and then add a bit of lime juice. Now apply it and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then wash off with water.
Tomatoes make for a good, natural scrub. They can do wonders for your skin like reducing pore opening, clearing acne and preventing ageing of skin. Mash along with pulp and add a spoon of yoghurt and oats to it. Mix it well and apply this thick paste evenly, avoiding area around the eyes. Let it dry and then wash your face with water.
Watermelon hydrates the skin and keeps it soft and supple. Combine watermelon pulp with cucumber juice and leave it on your face for 10 minutes. Then wash it with cold water. This pack is good for removing tan as well.