How to make a fruit face mask that's great for your skinPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- The fruit in your refrigerator isn't just great for your insides. It's also awesome for your outside -- your skin.
Joy Isaacs from LUSH at Scottsdale Fashion Square showed Tara Hitchcock how to turn bananas, peaches, honey and almonds into fabulous (and yummy looking) mask for your face.
2 medium, nicely ripe bananas (peeled)
2 Tbsp. of runny honey
1 fairly ripe peach (pitted and skinned)
2 generous Tbsp. of ground almonds
Fine ground oatmeal
Blend the bananas, honey, and peach together to make rich mucilage. Bananas are excellent skin softeners and have potent moisturizing properties. Peaches are a good fruit choice for young skins as they cleanse and help remove excess sebum without stripping the skin. Honey is excellent for all skins, especially if you are prone to breakout, as it helps keep spots at bay and reduces redness. (A good tip if you do have spots is to dab honey straight onto it.)
Add the ground almonds and mix together. The almonds are to help polish the skin and remove dead surface cells.
Finally, add enough oatmeal to make a paste that can be spread onto the face and neck.
Apply gently to face and neck area, being careful not to drag the skin. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes and remove gently with warm or cool water.