There was a time when only wealthy women could afford buying luxury cosmetics, while the rest were taking care of their skin and hair with the help of fruit. Women and girls made fruit cosmetics: face and hair masks, body peeling, skin lotions. But in our modern world, girls also do not refuse to use natural cosmetics. Even experienced cosmetologists suggest using, for example, a crushed apple with skin pigmentation or strawberries from swelling under the eyes.
Nowadays in cream and masks of well-known manufacturers, fruit extracts can also be found quite frequently. At home, it is possible to make analogues of moisturizing, exfoliating and nutritional products for the face, body and hair. You will not only save much money but also benefit from natural cosmetics without preservatives and other artificial additives.
Moisturizing and nourishment of face skin does not require the use of any exotic means and multimillion-dollar investments, if you have the most usual fruits at home like bananas, persimmon, apples and others.
Recipe number 1: Persimmon lotion and cream
Here you will find a recipe of persimmon lotion and face cream. To make the lotion it is necessary to follow the steps below:
- Squeeze the juice of one persimmon,
- Strain and add half a glass of mineral degassed water,
- Add a teaspoon of olive oil and mix.
Application: With a ready lotion, wipe the face and neck skin, leave for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
To use in a combination with the lotion it is possible to prepare a nourishing cream ideal for dry skin.
- A tablespoon of pulp of persimmons should be pulverized to make a gruel, and mix with a tablespoon of vegetable oil,
- add one yolk, a teaspoon of starch and a teaspoon of honey.
- Rub until smooth.
Application: Such cream should be applied to the face and neck, like a mask, for thirty to forty minutes, and the leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator.
To begin with, make a mask of the pulp of a ripe persimmon of medium size mixed with a tablespoon of sour cream, a teaspoon of olive oil and whipped egg whites. The mixture is applied to the face and neck for twenty minutes.
Advice: Persimmon cosmetics should be used on the regular basis if you have oily skin.
Recipe number 2: Strawberry lotion
The facts of using strawberries for cosmetic purposes have been known since the time of Ancient Rome. With the help of strawberry juice, the ancient Romans whitened their teeth and returned fresh breath. But in the era of Napoleon, secular ladies sought to restore the skin elasticity and natural radiance, taking baths with strawberry juice. And for carrying out one such procedure, up to 10 kg of strawberry berries were used.
Modern scientists agree with our ancestors saying that fresh strawberries are useful for the epidermis, because there are many necessary vitamins. Also the oil contained in the seeds of this berry has amazing properties: it moisturizes dry skin and regulates the work of the sebaceous glands. In addition, strawberry juice is valued for its ability to reduce pigmentation and tighten the epidermis.
Thus, fresh strawberries can significantly change the appearance of the face and improve the general condition of the skin. Try to diversify your face care with home lotion from strawberries made according to the recipe below, and you can see this from your own experience.
To create a strawberry lotion for the face, we need:
- 1 tbsp of strawberry puree, made with a blender of fresh strawberries;
- half a fresh medium-sized cucumber in a purified form;
- 1/3 cup red dry or dry wine.
How to choose wine for the lotion taking your skin type?
It should be noted that red semi-dry and dry wines are ideal for normal epidermis. When dry or strongly dehydrated skin of the face, choose a red sweet or semisweet wine.
But when you have either fatty or problematic skin, it is better to use white dry or semi-dry wines. Also, white wine should be preferred if your skin is sensitive and prone to redness.
Grind everything in a blender. Tonizing lotion for face with strawberries is almost ready. The resulting liquid, if desired, can be filtered through a fine strainer to get rid of the seeds and pulp of the strawberry and cucumber. On the one hand, it will facilitate the use of the product, but, unfortunately, the composition will partially lose its remarkable anti-aging properties. After all, the seeds contain valuable oils, which contain a large part of the vitamins, as well as fatty acids, necessary for the normal operation of the dermis cells. Pour the ready-made strawberry lotion into any convenient container, suitable for storing cosmetic products.
Homemade lotion with strawberries should be used at least once a day in the morning. Using cotton pads apply the product abundantly on the face and give it enough time to soak, then use a daytime moisturizer. To strengthen the work of home lotion from time to time, replace traditional washing with vitamin. After applying the means for washing, rinse the face with strawberry juice instead of water. If you have oily skin, then wipe your face and neck with ice cubes with frozen strawberry juice. So it will get a real vitamin therapy, which will lead to quick noticeable results.
In addition to saturation of the skin with vitamins, the product obtained has pronounced antioxidant properties. It smooths the complexion, tightens, restores and protects the epidermis from premature aging.
Advice: Apply lotion daily for two weeks, and you will notice how your skin will improve and it will begin to shine with natural beauty.
Recipe number 3: Apple lotion
Apple lotion perfectly satiates the skin with vitamins. The apple is extremely rich in trace elements and mineral salts, which it gives to our skin. The homemade recipe of apple lotion has a lot of benefits:
- provides it with the necessary nutrients,
- has a regenerating effect,
- improves skin breathing,
- increases its elasticity,
- slows down the aging process,
- refreshes, tones up, improves the complexion.
Natural apple lotion with glycerin perfectly absorbs into the skin, softens and makes it soaked already the first time. This is one of the most effective moisturizers for all skin types.
- 2 tsp. glycerol (vegetable or pharmacy)
- 2 tablespoons dry bird-cherry
- Large green apple
- Half a cup of steep boiling water
Start the preparation of apple lotion from the herbal infusion: put the herb in boiling water, leave under the lid to infuse and cool for 30 minutes, then filter. The apple should look like gruel with the help of the grater, squeezed through the gauze juice. Combine apple juice with bird cherry. Add the glycerin. Then stir. To remove the turbidity from the cosmetic agent, you should pour it through a complex filter: gauze 2 layers plus a layer of cotton wool.
Advice: Remember that this home remedy contains fresh apple juice, so you do not need to make much at once because it cannot be stored for a long time. Have about 3-6 procedures.
Fruit scrub or body peeling is an important cosmetic product for skin care, which is often used in spa procedures. It exfoliates the upper layer of the dermis, leaving a feeling of freshness, softness and hydration. The use of a properly prepared fruit peel helps the epidermis regenerate, gives the necessary elements and minerals.
The main purpose of scrub is to exfoliate and purify, removing the dead cells of old skin and stimulating the growth of a new one. Fruit acids contained in it, positively affect all processes in your body.
Benefits of fruit scrubs for body:
- Deeply clean the pores. If a large layer of dead cells accumulates on the skin, the pores are blocked and can become a source of various infections. Applying the scrub, you remove the unnecessary layer and stimulate the production of collagen.
- They are invigorating. Some products based on fruits have an invigorating effect, improve the circulation of blood and lymph.
- Fight against cellulite. Abrasive particles scrub smooth and simultaneously strengthen the skin, making it more even.
- Prepare the skin. Natural antioxidants moisturize the surface of the body, cover the protective film of nutrients. Create a foundation for a uniform tan.
- Reduce acne. The ability to scrub with fruit acids dissolve old cells makes it an indispensable assistant in the fight against acne and age spots.
- Have anti-aging effect. With age, the skin regenerates not as before, it is covered with a mesh of wrinkles and folds. Using peeling speeds up the process of backing up tissues and allows you to look young and radiant.
Sometimes a simple shower and moisturizing after it is not enough, then to the body care products it is necessary to add a scrub with fruit acids. The use of a properly prepared peel is obvious, especially if it is made from natural ingredients.
Recipe number 1: Watermelon body scrub
Watermelon is one of everyone’s favorite summer berries. It has more than 90% water and is rich in vitamin C, is an excellent exfoliator and toner. After applying the peeling, which includes this berry, the skin becomes smooth and tender.
- 1 cup of coconut oil,
- a glass of sugar,
- 1/2 part of a large watermelon.
Preparation: Grind the watermelon. The easiest way to do this is in a blender, also grind the peel. Mix the scrub. In a large bowl, shift the watermelon mixture, add butter and sugar. Stir using a wooden or plastic spoon, but not metal. Pour into storage container. The bank with the screw cap is best suited. The mixture is perfectly stored in the refrigerator. This fruit scrub is indispensable for the awakening of the skin, especially in the morning. Apply it for 5 minutes on the body in front of the shower, then rinse and apply any moisturizing cream.
Advice: It is recommended for dry and cracked skin.
Recipe number 2: Papaya body scrub
Orange color and a specific taste are not the only characteristics of papaya. This fruit for many reasons will become one of your favorites in the face scrub.
Advantages of using papaya:
- Contains papain. It is an enzyme that removes dead skin cells.
- Presence of ANA acids. Fruit acids that help regenerate the skin and repair damaged areas.
- Prevents clogging of pores. Helps reduce the amount of acne on the skin.
- Rich in vitamin C and E, which prevent skin aging and wrinkles.
The papaya scrub has incredible exfoliating properties. To make it, you need to take:
- 2 slices of not over-ripened papaya,
- 1 tablespoon of white or cane sugar,
- 1 tablespoon of honey.
Preparation: Ripe fruit is peeled from the skin, cut in half, all seeds are removed. Then cut the two slices and you can use them to make juice. Chop the papaya in a blender, add sugar and honey. Stir all the ingredients for a few minutes until a smooth and uniform paste is obtained. Now put it on your body with your fingertips and gently spread over the entire surface of your skin.
Advice: Pay special attention to problem areas. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Recipe number 3: Anti-cellulite body scrub with plum
Anti-cellulite body scrub made from the plum is very effective.
- 0.5 cups of coffee grounds;
- 1 plum;
- 1 tbsp of vegetable oil.
Preparation: Choose one ripe plum, first remove the bone. Add 0.5 cups of coffee grounds and salt (coarse grind) and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and massage the resulting mixture into all the problem areas, after you steam the body under a hot shower.
Advice: Body scrub based on plum berries helps to get rid of subcutaneous fat and reduce cellulite. Use it regularly and you will see great results.
Summer time provides a unique opportunity to provide the hair with full vitamin nutrition. Natural fruit cosmetics will help to quickly revitalize, strengthen, moisturize, restore weakened hair.
Apples, peaches, apricots, bananas, avocados, strawberries, lemons, kiwi, grapes are the main useful ingredients of natural fruit masks.
Benefits of fruit care for hair:
- vitamins play a major role in the recovery processes;
- Potassium, iron, zinc helps to strengthen hair;
- fruit acids have a cleansing effect, give shine and silkiness to the dull strands;
- Microelements prevent the appearance of gray hair, refresh and revitalize the hair.
Recipes of masks from fresh fruits are a huge variety. They are easy to prepare and very effective in action.
Recipe number 1: Kiwi mask from gray hair
Early gray hair overshadows the lives of thousands of women. Surprisingly, an ordinary kiwi can prevent the appearance of new gray hairs.
Preparation: Cut off the top of the ripe fruit of the kiwi, and take a pulp with a teaspoon. If your hair is medium length or more, use 2 fruits. Chop the flesh with a fork, and pour in a little potato starch. Stir the ingredients thoroughly. Apply the composition to the hair roots and apply natural oil (peach, coconut, almond, or chocolate tree oil) to the tips. Put on a plastic cap, wrap your head with a towel and wait for 30 minutes. After half an hour, wash your hair with shampoo.
Advice: Use this hair mask not only for the prevention of gray hair but for the hair loss as well.
Recipe number 2: Banana mask for rapid hair growth
To make hair soft, silky and well-groomed it is possible if you use a simple banana.
- Egg yolk;
- Sour cream.
Preparation: Peel the fruit from the peel, then mash with a fork or use a blender. Add 1 tsp of natural liquid honey to the banana pulp, then add 2 tbsp. of the home-made sour cream and raw egg yolk. Stir well and apply to hair. With systematic use, this product is excellent for preventing hair loss.
Advice: To make masks, always choose a slightly overripe fruit that smells sweet, but does not have large dark spots on the peel.
Recipe number 3: Restoring Citrus-Banana Mask
Fruit revitalizes the hair, nourishes the hair follicle, providing growth, strength, shine of the hair. Vitamins and minerals contained in fruits are absorbed into the scalp and nourish the hair follicles.
- half a lemon juice;
- 3 pieces of banana;
- a tablespoon of olive oil;
- two slices of orange;
- 10 drops of vitamin A.
Preparation: Place the pieces of banana in a clean container, then add the olive oil, mix well. Then add the remaining ingredients, continuing to stir until a homogeneous paste is obtained. Apply the mask over the entire length of the strands, massage the scalp (vigorously rubbing the paste into the scalp and roots for a few minutes). Then leave the mask for 1-2 hours. Wash it with shampoo and conditioner for hair.
Advice: You can use fruit masks to activate growth against hair loss three times a week.