Grapes abound in vitamins, minerals and polyphenols which neutralize the negative influence free radicals have on your skin. The polyphenols in grapes protect the collagen structures in your skin, which are necessary for preserving the skin’s youthful look. Grapes are also rich in acids which stimulate the epidermal regeneration and remove the dead skin cells from the surface, making your skin soft and appealing. You can use grapes to rinse your skin and refresh your complexion.
Grape face-cleaner: Mash a few grapes with a fork and soak a cotton ball in their juice. Apply the juice on your face and neck gently, removing all the dirt residue from your face. If you feel like there’s still some dirt left wipe it once more. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Refreshing face mask: Mash a few grapes to get a thick paste. Soak a piece of gauze in the paste and apply it on your entire face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Strawberry juice contains tannin, a substance which strengthens the capillaries. The delicious strawberry juice acts as a refreshing tonic, making your skin soft, smooth and rejuvenated.
Strawberry mask for irritated skin: Mix a cup of mashed strawberries with a cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of boiled rice. Apply the mask on the irritated skin area and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Strawberry mask for dehydrated skin: Mash a dozen strawberries and add a tablespoon of sour cream and 1 egg yolk in the mixture. Apply the mask once you’ve cleaned your skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off gently with a sponge and warm water.
Apples make your skin soft, draws out the accumulated toxins and also acts as a refreshing tonic. It’s rich in oligo elements, proteins, vitamin C and vitamins B. You can use grated apples to refresh and hydrate your skin, while thin slices of apple can be used under the eyes to reduce the dark circles.
Delicate exfoliation peeling: Grind have an apple, apply it on your face and gently rub your skin with it. You’ll get a deep pores cleaning and remove the dead skin cells.
Neck tightening mask: In a blender add 1 apple and 2 teaspoons of honey and blend until you get a thick smooth paste. Put the paste in a fridge to cool it off a bit and then apply it on your neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing.
Pears abound in tannin, a compound with powerful toning and tightening properties. It also prevents sebum accumulation and is recommended for tired, sagging and oily skin.
Skin tightening mask: Mash one ripe pear and add 10 drops of lemon juice to get a thick paste. Clean and pat dry your face and apply the paste. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Pear tonic for large pores: Peel two large pears and boil them in half a liter of water until they’re completely softened. Strain the liquid and set it aside to cool off. Once it’s cooled off transfer it in an airtight bottle and store it away. Use this tonic to refresh your face and close the pores after a deep face cleaning.
Lemons are rich in vitamins, flavonoids, citric acid and enzymes. Lemon juice has a powerful skin tightening and brightening properties and is effective for deep cleaning and rejuvenation.
Lemon steaming for deep skin cleaning: Fill a large bowl with boiling water and squeeze three lemons in it. Lean over the bowl and cover your head with a towel, but don’t lean too close to the bowl because the hot steam can burn your skin. Steam your face for about 10 minutes to open the pores completely. This will prevent sebum accumulation and will prepare your oily skin for cleaning or mask application.
Lemon peeling: Squeeze two lemons and add a few teaspoon of sugar in the juice to get a thick paste. Use the paste to gently scrub your face and body.