DIY Fruit & Honey Skin Mask
October 24, 2018
DIY FRUIT & HONEY SKIN MASK for soft and supple skin!
Using food to protect, hydrate, and exfoliate your skin is the best way to leave your skin fresh and glowing. Did you know, Pineapple contains alpha-hydroxy acids and tons of antioxidants like vitamin C that help to stimulate healing and the strengthening of collagen in your skin.
What are alpha-hydroxy Acids?
Alpha hydroxy acids are a group of natural acids found in foods. Alpha hydroxy acids include citric acid (found in citrus fruits), glycolic acid (found in sugar cane), lactic acid (found in sour milk and tomato juice), malic acid (found in apples), tartaric acid (found in grapes), and others.
Alpha hydroxy acids are most commonly used for skin conditions such as dry skin, wrinkled skin, or acne.
What Are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are chemicals that fight a process in your cells called oxidation. Your body naturally makes free radicals as it processes food, sunlight, and toxins like smoke, pollution, and alcohol. Antioxidants either stop free radicals before they form or break them down so they’re harmless.
Here are a few antioxidants to know … vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and the minerals selenium and manganese. Plant nutrients and chemicals like flavonoids, phenols, polyphenols, and phytoestrogens are also antioxidants.
We hope you enjoy this nutrient-rich DIY Fruit & Honey Face Mask Recipe!
1/2 fresh papaya
1 tbsp. honey
Blend ingredients into a pulp and apply to your freshly washed face, neck and chest (avoiding the eye area).
Relax for in a lying down position for about 15 minutes. You may feel your face tingle and have a slight itch, that’s ok because that means its working it’s natural skin care magic. If you have any leftover mixture feel free to gently massage into your face.