Fruits for beautiful skin.

Not only are fruits good for your insides, they’re also good for your outsides. When you’re trying to be healthy you should remember that it’s not just about the products you use on them, it’s all about what you eat as well. Here are some fruits that can make your skin AMAZING:

Apples:

Apples are a great conditioner & toner for your skin, they have amazing skin-healing powers and have been used as a beauty aid for centuries.

-Add a cup of apple juice to your bath to cleanse and soften your skin.

-Apple juice, when applied to your hair scalp, can prevent dandruff. You can use it as a final rinse after shampooing your hair.

-Apples are filled with pectin – essential for fighting the dreaded acne.

-The juice of apple can be used as a breath freshener too. *not relevant but nice to know*

Lemons:

Lemons are a classic home beauty ingredient for a reason.

-Lemons are used to cleanse, lighten and freshen skin and hair.

-Use lemon slices to soften rough skin spots such as elbows & heels.

-Lemon slices help deodorize. Mix a few teaspoons of lemon juice in your bath and you’ll feel fresh the whole day.

-Lemon juice can be added to your favorite cleanser or shampoo to refresh and tone your scalp.

-If you use it a few times a month mixed with your shampoo,  it’ll help prevent dandruff.

-Lemon rinds can be rubbed on to scars as it aids healing.

-Lemon is a natural bleach so it can help to fade out dark spots and acne scars too.

Bananas:

They’re rich in protein and natural fats so they can be used on all skin types.

-Banana is a great emollient for your skin and hair

-Make an easy facemask that will make your skin supple by applying mashed banana all over your skin and leaving it on for 20 minutes. Once you’re done, rinse off with warm water and make sure to moisturize.

-Mashed banana also makes a wonderful hair conditioner when mixed with a 1 tablespoon of honey. It’s perfect for keeping hair beautiful even if dyed regularly.

Pineapple:

Pineapples are great skin softeners, which cleanses and rejuvenates dull and dry skin.

-Use pineapple slices on rough skin spots like knees, elbows, and heels.

-Use a slice of pineapple like you would use a sponge or loofah to scrub your body in the bath or shower.

Papaya:

Papaya is rich in papain enzyme and Vitamin A which is the best treatment for exfoliating your skin.

-Apply mashed papaya and 3 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and massage all over your body monthly for fresh and glowing skin (leave on your skin for no more than five minutes & rinse thoroughly) [use it with caution for the first time because it may sometimes irritate sensitive skin]

Peaches:

Peaches are highly emollient and perfect for dry skin types.

-Mash a fresh peach and combine with a tablespoon of plain yogurt to make a smooth paste, apply to your skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and your skin will feel moisturized and supple to the touch.

Hope these helped. Let me know what your favorite fruits are 🙂

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Alternative Makeup Removers

There are a lot of times when you just don’t happen to have makeup wipes on you or you come home from a party at midnight and you don’t want to wake up with three more pimples but are too tired to go out and buy some wipe etc. So here are some things you can use that will fulfill the purpose of taking off makeup:

  • Oils – These few oils are great because not only do they take off makeup, they also leave your skin moisturized after so you don’t have to take additional steps like applying moisturizer etc. Since they are oils, they dissolve waterproof makeup so you don’t have to scrub on your eyes, lashes or skin. Just pour a little bit on a cotton ball or cotton pad and wipe it off. For stubborn eye makeup, hold the cotton ball or pad, soaked in oil, over your eyes for 10-20 seconds and gently push onto your eyes and wipe it off.
    • Coconut oil (One of my favorites but don’t use if you have a lot of acne or oily skin)
    • Olive oil (Non-comedogenic and great if you have acne since it won’t clog pores)
    • Jojoba oil (Unscented oil that is very similar to the oils produced but your own skin)
    • Baby oil  (I recommend you use this if you have really delicate skin because if it’s gentle enough for babies, it’s gentle enough for you)
    • Almond oil (Pulls out dirt from your pores)
  •  Your normal cleanser – Apply a little bit to your dry skin and rub in circular motions for about a minute all around your eyes, hairline and everywhere you have makeup. Wash it off with warm water and then finish off with cold water to close your pores back.
  • Vaseline – The oil in the petroleum jelly dissolves the makeup so let it fit for a few seconds before you wipe it off (I don’t really recommend you do this on your eyes though since your eyes are way more sensitive than your face).
  • A thick moisturizer – Slather on a lot of lotion, let it sit for a minute or two and wipe it off with a tissue or exfoliating pad.
  • Baby wipes – You’ll need more than you would if you were just using makeup wipes.
  • Your exfoliator – Don’t do this all the time because it will dry out your skin.

I hope that these help you out during your time of need,

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