4 From-Scratch Fresh Fruit Facials

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Summer produces the best fruit, and it’s not just for eating! You can achieve glowing, beautiful skin with a wide variety of simple facial mask recipes.

Before you get started, here are some basic tips. Start with a clean face. Always do a test patch on your neck or behind your ear and wait several minutes to see if you have a reaction. We learned that the hard way at our house. Apparently my teenage daughter is allergic to either green pea extract or licorice root, and that angry rash lasted for days! Keep any mask away from the eye area. The juices from many types of fruit can stain clothing, so don’t wear a nice shirt. Using organic fruit keeps you from exposing skin to pesticides that might be on conventional fruit. When cleaning off the mask, gently use a soft, warm wash cloth.

1. Apple Strawberry Mask

Ingredients:

½ apple, diced

½ cup strawberries, diced

¼ cup corn starch

Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender until you achieve a smooth paste. Apply mask to your face for 20 – 30 minutes.

2. Avocado Kiwi Mask

Ingredients:

1 avocado, peeled and diced

1 kiwi, diced

1 tablespoon of honey

Directions:

Mash the avocado and kiwi together and then add honey. Mix well. Apply the mask to your face and leave on for 20 minutes.

3. Watermelon Mask

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon watermelon juice

1 tablespoon Greek yogurt

Directions:

Mix watermelon juice with the yogurt. Apply to face for 10 minutes.

4. Blueberry Mask

Ingredients:

¼ cup blueberries, mashed

1 tablespoon oatmeal

1 teaspoon raw honey

Directions:

Pulse the oatmeal in a blender. In a bowl, mix the blended oatmeal with the blueberries and honey. Apply mask to your face for 10 minutes.

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Jennifer Elliott
A native Texan, Jennifer lives in Houston with her husband, two daughters, and spirited black Lab, Lucy. She enjoys reading, shoe shopping, watching Longhorn football, and getting together with friends for a little wine and [email protected]

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